I was dreading writing this post. But somehow, given the state of things, it seemed—barring a miracle—that it was inevitable. And so it was, this evening, that the story we’ve all be following and anxiously awaiting, finally came to its unfortunate conclusion: CubeSpace is no more.
Communities need campfires around which to gather. Whether they be meeting places to tell stories, warm safe places to meet friends, or roaring bonfires to celebrate our victories. Or even—at times—simply a place to Camp.
CubeSpace was the campfire of the Portland tech community. And now its flame is out. Read More
I just wanted to take a second to say “Thank you.”
I wanted to thank you for caring about what’s happening in the Silicon Forest. To thank you for keeping your eye on the Web and mobile startup scene. To thank you for giving all of the amazing developers in the area the attention they so richly deserve. To thank you for giving the entrepreneurs of Portland, Corvallis, Eugene, Bend, Ashland, Hood River, Vancouver, and all of the Oregon and Washington towns in between the opportunity to wow you with the products they’re building and the problems they’re solving.
I’m constantly reminded of how incredibly lucky I am that I get the opportunity to write about this stuff. And even luckier that you swing by to read about it. So thanks for letting me into your browser or feed reader or mobile device every once in awhile to share what people are sharing with me.
SXSW Interactive always reaffirms my belief in how lucky we are to have the community we do.
Thank you for being part of it.
I try to say it as often as I can, but I still don’t think that I say it often enough.
So, thank you.
Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for being part of the community. Thank you for being in the Silicon Forest—or interested in the Silicon Forest.
Today is a day for many of the readers to give thanks. And I’m reminded, yet again, how thankful I am for you.
Thank you. And the happiest of holidays to you and yours.
I just wanted to take a moment—and apparently a blog post—to thank you for reading.
Sincerely. From the bottom of my bloggy heart.
I’ve been both humbled and amazed at the number of interesting people I’ve had the opportunity to meet, the incredible products I’ve been able to see, and the sense of community I’ve been able to experience in the past months.
All thanks to a random wacky moment of inspiration and a half-hour of blog setup in the wee morning hours, last August.
Today, the Silicon Florist RSS feed has crossed the 500 subscriber mark. That’s something that I never really foresaw. And I’m completely floored.
And I know, full well, that that subscriber number is only where it is because of you. So, thank you to each and every one of you, who are doing really cool things here in the Silicon Forest.
Rest assured, no matter how tough things may seem, you’re doing stuff about which, clearly, people want to hear.
There’s something very exciting happening. And I feel very, very honored to play a role in it.
You keep up the good work. And I’ll keep doing my best to help give it the limelight it so rightly deserves.