Really, I am writing this all for a piece I am posting on my recently resuscitated hyper-local blog the Albany Park Post (hopefully), in which I explain how EveryBlock broke my heart.

You could also call this a “self-promotional” post, and when I feel like updating my “about” page, I will probably replace the text with the following:

I was hired by the Daily Dot officially in June. This is my first real grown up job, so I don’t want to fuck it up. I work way more than 8 hours a day, leaving very little time for other blogging. This explains my silence across multiple platforms I used to write on.

The Daily Dot’s public beta launched in September.

Since our public beta launch in September, my work has been linked to  (or can I cheat like every other writer and say “featured”?) on The New Yorker, the New York Times, Media Bistro, TechCrunch, TechMeme, USA Today, Gawker, Venture Beat, Time Magazine, The Daily What, others I can’t even remember but appreciate dearly, and most recently, Time Out Chicago and  The Atlantic.

I was also interviewed by the Guardian, and Sky News.

July 20, 2012 edit: my hyperlocal blog on Windy Citizen, which I will insist until my dying day was the uncredited prototype for EveryBlock, has gone down with the Windy Citizen site. All of my writing there, covering local crime, police meetings, criticisms of my alderman, attempts at fostering civic pride, garbage pick-ups and community gatherings, have disappeared. Thankfully, in a fit of unusual foresight,  the post I wrote “THIS IS A SELF-BRANDING POST”  to link to  was copied onto the original blogspot site.


  1. Wow….I would have never guessed it was your first real gig….you certainly handle yourself like a seasoned pro….

  2. Jon says:

    You’re rocking it.

    (Hi, Dave!)

  3. […] I make this new job transition, I thought it would be helpful to look back at my time at the Daily Dot, the first start-up I’ve worked for (if you don’t count True/Slant and […]

  4. Marlee says:

    If I cotienmcamud I could thank you enough for this, I’d be lying.

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