My Quiet but Busy February

So, here's the good news: My January traffic was phenomenal, by far the best month this blog has ever had. Not surprisingly-- that was because I was mostly in town and no longer promoting my book, so I actually had time to blog almost every day.

So, here's the bad news: February's traffic-- and posting volume-- is going to fall off a cliff. This week I leave on a mysterious trip and I won't be back in the country until Feb. 12, at which time I have to rush to Los Angeles to judge Twiistup 5. Mr. Lacy is going with me for a few days of Valentine's Day romance (aka, me redeeming myself for leaving town AGAIN.)

When I get back the second half of the month will take an unexpected turn: Instead of blogging here, I'll be blogging over at TechCrunch. This is *not* one of the two top secret changes in my life that I was telegraphing back in December and January, and it's only for two weeks. But as you know, Michael Arrington is taking a month off blogging, and he asked if I could help out. Arrington has been a great friend to me, and I'm thrilled I can do something for him and the one blog that -- love it or hate it-- is a daily must read for everyone in Silicon Valley and high tech. I'll write the same kinds of news analysis posts I do here, just on TechCrunch, while more personal posts will still appear here. And of course, I'll still have my BusinessWeek columns,TechTicker appearances, daily TechTicker "Valley Buzz" missive, and I'll re-take my regular guest chair on NBC's Press:Here.

Whew. So what was supposed to be a crazy first half of February with a chilled out last few weeks will be a crazy month overall. I can only hope it doesn't end with anyone spitting on me.


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Speaking of your book, I loved it! Ok, I'm only about 1 chapter away from finishing it but it was great and I recommend it (you said you'd be grateful for a review via's comin').

PS. Enjoy your time in Los Angeles.

Just stay away from Camels and do not insult other Bloggers. ;-)

Yay, welcome :)

could you be busier? i think not.

@robin: thanks! i'm excited about it!

@rachel: no! olivia's take on it is: "i don't comment on insanity" it's only two weeks, though, right? i can sleep when i'm dead and all that... ;)

The SadKid is coming to Twiistup? I might have to go. I won't pay, but I'll go. :)

yep! he's going to be there!

Sarah, have fun at TC. I filled in for Mike last time he took a break and it was good. Don't let anybody give you too much shit. I look forward to reading your stuff over there!

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