These past few weeks have been difficult ones, working on words and code to say goodbye to Editorially. All the while realizing that I was also saying goodbye to a team and a product that I have grown to love.
There are so many things I have learned working with this team of people. They are all smarty pants who have diverse interests in life; the meeting at the end of each week to look back was a highlight of my week. Every day, sometimes several times a day, I laughed out loud as we chatted away in Slack. A small taste of the things I’ve learned:
- Crazy new ways to make a web app work responsively
- Small screenfuls of code are a good thing
- There are better cheeseburger ordering experiences than others
- Customer support is hard but watching someone who does it well is amazing
- Being able to work from anywhere is a wonderful thing
- You can use cheeseburger ordering to explain a technical problem and solution
- Being trusted, respected, and appreciated are more valuable than I can possibly say in a team environment
- Choosing the right animated gif for your response on twitter and in chat rooms is a learned skill
- Comics are awesome and you can learn about design from them
I could keep going with that list, but then I’ll just get sappy and who needs that? I will miss my coworkers and I will miss Editorially as a product as well; it has helped me write more than I ever have in my life. I’m not sure what will replace it yet, but I suppose now I have to start trying things out.
As for me and what is next? I’m still not sure, but I’ll let you know when I know. First up is celebrating entering a new decade of life with sun, sand, ocean, fruity beverages, and G.