The site has changed infinitely since I started. Hell, I’ve changed infinitely since I’ve started. I got married, my first son was born and my other child – this site – has grown from a tiny blog to one of the biggest technology websites in Australia.
In the past 3.5 years, I’ve penned 4,907 stories (just shy of 5K, dammit!), watched the iPhone launch in Australia, seen Internet TV take off and lost my CES virginity. It has been a wild, awesome adventure, made possible by each and every one of you.
So thank you.
I’m not leaving the industry – I’m going to freelance my writing skills out to a wide variety of publications, sharing my love of technology and geekiness with the wider world. But the time has come for someone else to take Gizmodo through the next stage of its life.
That person is someone many of you will be familiar with. Danny Allen was one of the few Aussie’s lucky enough to work on the mothership Gizmodo, and he’ll be bringing his own personal style and expertise to the AU Gizmodo ship, starting today. Be nice to him – he’s a champ.
I have some big ideas and exciting plans, and hopefully we’ll all cross paths again. While I work on those though, you can follow me on Twitter, @bruff, or read my infrequent personal ramblings at The Broughall Shuffle. Yep, that’s how you pronounce my surname. I know it’s been bugging you all these years.
*Thanks to our awesome designer Ben for riffing Sam Spratt’s Frucci farewell image for me too.