The time has come. Right now, I’m stepping down as the pinnacle honcho of Copyblogger Media.
Since this factor began as a one-man weblog again in 2006, I’ve been the one in cost, for higher and for worse. Via the three startups that launched off the location between 2007 and 2009, to the array of services and products we launched through Copyblogger Media between 2010 and 2017, it’s all been my fault.
I knew it was time to maneuver on two years in the past once I returned from my 7-month sabbatical. We had offered StudioPress and Rainmaker, and I used to be kinda accomplished. However there have been issues to do and preparations to be made earlier than I might correctly step down.
Over the last two years, all my former companions accepted buy-out affords so they might pursue new initiatives. And within the course of, I obtained an important new associate in Tim Stoddart, who’s taking on day-to-day administration of the corporate.
Tim has been working issues roughly for the reason that starting of 2021, with me there at his aspect if he wanted me (and that received’t change). He’s confronted obstacles and challenges like a champ, and I’ve the utmost confidence in him going ahead.
So what now? Nicely, Additional and Unemployable, naturally. But in addition, one thing else from Copyblogger — our new content material advertising company. I’ll be the technique man and model evangelist over there.
As I joked with our former VP of Advertising Robert Bruce the opposite day, I’ve formally entered my late David Ogilvy stage. Within the close to future, I plan to be squirreled away in my French chateau, writing offended memos about how nobody listens to me anymore.
Jokes apart, I’m as excited and energized as ever to assist evolve the world of content material advertising, digital commerce, and the creator economic system. Right here’s to the subsequent 15 years!
Brian Clark is the founding father of Copyblogger, the midlife private progress publication Additional, and Unemployable, an academic neighborhood that gives good methods for freelancers and solopreneurs. He’s additionally co-founder of Copyblogger’s content material advertising and website positioning company.