Hi everyone, sorry for the long radio silence and sorry I have not gotten to a lot of your comments. There has been a lot going on at EpikOne and with me professionally.
After five great years at EpikOne I’ve decided to move on and seek new challenges. I haven’t shared this news with a lot of people until now. Let me try to answer what I think will be the most asked questions :)
Why are you leaving?
Every year I take stock of where I am professionally and what I have planned for the next year or 18 months. At the end of 2009 I decided that I needed a new challenge. If I’m not challenged at work I get bored pretty fast. I decided to start looking and was pleased to find that there is a lot of opportunity in the web analytics industry :)
What are you going to do next? Are you going to keep doing web analytics?
I am absolutely going to keep doing web analytics! I love this field. I love the people and I love the close knit community. I’m currently looking for a job and hope to have something lined up in coming weeks.
Are you going to keep working with Google Analytics?
HELL YES. I still think that Google has a lot of gas left in the tank and will continue to revolutionize the web analytics industry. I’m going to continue to do GA Seminars for Success and am working on a new GA book with some friends. I’m even going to update my first book GA Shortcut (seriously!). I am absolutely going to remain a GA Fanboy.
But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to work with other tools. I’ve been playing with CoreMetrics and a few other and hope to use more tools in my next role.
Why don’t you start your own company?
I thought about this a lot. But I don’t want all the crap of running a company. I want to focus on doing web analytics, not sending invoices, tracking down payment, etc.
What will happen to Analytics Talk?
You’ve probably noticed that Analytics Talk has been moved to my personal domain. I’ll continue to blog, hopefully more often! I’m also going to clean out the backlog of comments and slap a new design on the blog.
I want to say thank you to everyone that I’ve worked with at EpikOne. It was incredible to see you all grow and develop new skills during our time together. I’ll miss working with you all.
And a big thank you to all of the clients that I’ve worked with over the years. Thanks for pushing me to learn and grow.
Here’s to the unknown and new challenges!