I rarely write personal posts, but the past year of my life has been a special one, and I felt it deserves some kind of documentation, outside of the roughly 6,000 tweets I tapped out in 2014. To truly understand my year, you need to know how I got to this point, and about the three wonderful people who have played a huge part in my life and career.
This past January, I was still running the site I created back in late 2011, CE: The Magazine, and freelancing for a few publications. The site wasn’t meant to last that long — I initially built it thinking it wouldn’t last past the one year I’d registered the domain for, but naively hoping for much more. What actually happened is a three-year journey that took me by complete surprise.
While I was looking for writers for my site, I paused to read The Verge, which had launched a few weeks before. I noticed a comment in the post I was reading
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