This is my 4,212th post on TechCrunch, and my last as editor in chief. The past few months have been a whirlwind for everyone at TechCrunch. We’ve had a lot of departures lately, but behind the scenes we’ve also quietly been building a new TechCrunch.
For every departure there’s been a new hire, we’ve been rolling out new features across the site (like the video and events hubs), and there is more goodness in the works including an awesome tablet app I am personally excited about. I didn’t want to leave until TechCrunch was set up for the next few years. And now it is.
When I joined TechCrunch in 2007 as Michael’s co-editor, the prospect of helping to build a new media brand online from scratch was what convinced me to jump from the magazine world to blogging. I got my share of headlines as a blogger, but what I found really exciting was helping to create a media business from whole cloth. It’s been an amazing ride, and I’d like to thank everyone at TechCrunch past and present for making it possible.
There is a lot of noise around TechCrunch right now because TechCrunch is changing. Ignore the noise, and focus on the work. In the end, that is the only thing that matters.
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Erick Schonfeld is a technology journalist and the executive producer of DEMO. He is also a partner at bMuse, a product incubator in New York City. Schonfeld is the former Editor in Chief of TechCrunch. At TechCrunch, he oversaw the editorial content of the site, helped to program the Disrupt conferences and CrunchUps, produced TCTV shows, and wrote daily for the blog. He joined TechCrunch as Co-Editor in 2007, and helped take it from a popular blog to a thriving...