It hasn’t always been about blogging though, I had some Google Hangouts fun
, a podcast with Bill
that keeps rolling, keynote presentations around the world and countless late nights drinking beers with friends at conferences. I cannot think of a greater adventure I could have had professionally than I’ve had because of the people I’ve met blogging.
I don’t blog as much as I used to for sure. This newsletter has really given me time to focus on what I want to write over the course of a week rather than a day or hour. I think the natural progression of my energy is now long form weekly writing which of course could be done on a blog, but somehow renders itself much better in a newsletter. But the blog isn’t dead.
I’m turning the old posts into sort of a director’s cut. I’m not changing the content, but I’m fixing broken links which archive.org links so that context is not lost, and where that isn’t possible, I’m putting in a sidebar to try and give that context retroactively. I’ve also started to get more into IoT, and sensor networks and I think that is a perfect medium to talk about my thoughts there. Heck, I’ve quit blogging so many times since I started Spatially Adjusted, I don’t doubt that blog will outlive me.
Many of you reading this newsletter have followed me since the beginning and I really appreciate it. You have always been honest in your feedback with me and that has helped frame my view of technology and GIS. In the end we can all agree, location is a glue that binds us through computers to a physical place on the earth. I’ve always just loved the idea of staring at code, or a map on my computer and seeing that place as if I was just standing there. Imagination is what gives our domain such vibrant life and I’m so happy to have spent most of my professional career blogging about it. I appreciate you all.