While I’m not shutting down this site, I’m very happy to announce that today I’m starting a gig at TheAppleBlog.
TheAppleBlog is one of a growing number of blogs in the GigaOM network. I can sum up why writing for them interests me by quoting Om Malik’s announcement of Giga Omni’s purchase of the blog last month:
…I had always wanted to start an Apple-related blog — one that was more analytical, did more in-depth reviews and at the same time focused on helping the new switchers to Mac and iPhone platforms, making suggestions on tools and applications. What we didn’t want to do was compete with the existing blogs, especially ones that do a great job of breaking and aggregating news — sites such as the AppleInsider, MacNN, TUAW, and the MacDailyNews.
I subscribe to all the blogs above, and I never considered The Small Wave a “news” blog. Rather, I tried to dwell a bit more on a particular topic, adding a little depth. I’ve also written reviews, how-tos, commentary, etc. I wanted to write for a blog that lets me continue to do that, and I believe I’ve found that at TAB.
There are also challenges with writing for a group blog, and competing with other writers for topics, etc., that I think will make my writing sharper. I look forward to that, and for the sheer variety of topics I believe it will push me to write about.
If you have not yet discovered TheAppleBlog, I hope you’ll subscribe and give it a try. There are daily updates, and I’ll have new articles up roughly three times a week.