Changes: I’m Joining RWW Full Time & Getting Married!

3 Comments 07.31.08

I’m making two exciting announcements tonight.

Personal

Most important, I’m getting married to my partner Mikalina! Many of my work contacts here on the blog haven’t met Mikalina but many of you have. She’s wonderful and I love her very much. We’ve been together for more than 4 years already and she’s studying to be an environmental engineer. Or a ceramicist – she’s a rock star in both and hasn’t decided what to do about it yet.

We’re looking to get married pretty darned soon, I proposed to her last weekend when we were vacationing on the Oregon Coast.

Yay!

Work Changes

Readers here may or may not have known that I have only been working roughly half time at ReadWriteWeb since I came on board there in September. That’s now going to change.

The other 30 hours each week has been spent doing consulting, for more companies than I can count right now.

I absolutely love consulting – but ReadWriteWeb is growing fast and site editor Richard MacManus has offered me a great full time position as his VP of Content Development. I’ll be working there full time on a number of initiatives that we’ll be rolling out in the coming months. For now we’re saying that I’m going to be working on premium content, publishing systems and all-around magic, some of which will be behind the scenes. I’ll also continue working in my capacity as lead writer there, so you can expect roughly the same output from me as well.

I am really excited about getting to bring some of my other ideas to fruition with a team of good people and Richard’s support, though. I’m very proud to have been part of the team at RWW that helped the site move from being the 27th most linked-to blog on the web up to #9 today. (Take that Mashable! And look out, ICanHasCheezburger, we’re coming to get you next! I kid, kind of.)

Consulting

I’m really going to miss the rush of consulting, but in order to stay fresh and in touch with the market, I will continue offering one 1 hour consulting session per week. Those sessions are fast paced and a lot of fun, so let me know if you’re interested in scheduling one. Feedback from past associates and clients can be found here.

Did I Mention That I’m Getting Married?

Thanks for all the interest and support that friends have offered here and privately. I’m very excited to be moving into new stages in the two most important parts of my life. I think many of you will really like what you see us come up with over at ReadWriteWeb. The joy that will come from the transition in my personal life will be much less public but I thought I’d let readers here know about it too.


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  • http://www.enricofoschi.com Enrico Foschi

    Congratulations mate!

    I’m so happy for you and your soon-to-be wife :) . She is wonderful.

    Yes, it is a very important change in your life and you are only going to see positive outcomes.

    And again, congratulations for the proposal from RWW. You are one of my best read on it (well, tough thing to say, you all are fantastic) and I am sure this change will be great for both of you.

    You got two win-win situations :)

    Enrico

  • http://blackweb20.com Markus

    Congratulations Marshall! A well deserved promotion for a truly great writer. You do such great work on RWW, can’t wait to see what’s in store.

    Enjoy the Oregon Coast, and your wonderful lives as husband and wife. As an old married man myself (5 years this May) I can attest how wonderful marriage really is. Please take lots of pictures (of both the coast and the wedding).

    And while I’m being sappy, Marshall, I would also like to say thank you for being one of the first tech writers to reach out to Black Web 2.0. Before we celebrated our first birthday almost 3 years ago, you contacted us with some unbelievably kind words of encouragement and extended your support to us. You’re a class act!!

  • http://www.latko.org Chris Latko

    Congrats! That’s excellent news on both fronts. Looking forward to reading more of your great work on RRW.