Yes the words “shocking”, “unexpected” and “unfortunate” are all apt descriptions of the situation. I started writing there in August, mainly to spearhead TNW Canada and later take a lead role in the Lifehacks and Media channels. I loved being back in the thick of in the tech journalism, tech blogging, tech whatever-you-want-to-call-it arena; covering tech something that I love to do and fully planned and expected that I’d be at it with TNW for a long time to come. I loved working with the other writers there, but sometimes things just don’t work out, and I’m sorry that I’m not able to continue working there.
Just in case folks might be confused as to why I’m “not working at TNW” but I still have posts appearing there during December, I am writing some Lifehacks posts to wrap up the month. Just stopping all of a sudden, just isn’t really a practical or preferable for most people, so hence the arrangement for the remainder of the month.
Certainly more writing. Another book is a pretty good bet. I have some other projects with my publisher that have been on and off for a little while and I’ll be switching those more into the “on” mode come January.
Would I like to work at another tech-news site as a writer/contributor/editor?
You bet I would. I think Canada especially needs more coverage of our tech scene here. Yeah sure Mike Arrington might not think TechCrunch Canada isn’t a good idea, but I certainly think it might be pretty cool.
Regardless, the rest of December is a time for reflection, transition, and loose-end-wrapping. January, however, will be a whole new month and whole new year. No rest for the wicked!