Ok, so maybe Paul Deeds didn't really fire me because of Frank using his book bag as a bathroom one too many times, but it is in fact true that I'm going to be leaving HubPages for another job here in the Bay Area. Believe me, it wasn't a very easy decision for me to make and I will forever miss all of the HubPages staff, the community (that's you guys) and even all of the crazy stuff that seems to be going on in the religion forums every day (not really) once I move on to my next gig.
I've had so much fun the past year and a half with all of you and it's been amazing to see HubPages grow to the size that it has and to see how awesome the community has become since I've been here. However, like they say -- all good things must come to an end and my last official day as a member of the HubPages staff will be next Wednesday, November 25th.
For most of you Hubbers out there, it will seem like business as usual until then, but behind the scenes we are making sure that no one will miss a beat once I take off. Part of this transition will mean that the always fabulous Miss Maddie Ruud and my marketing partner in crime Jason Menayan will be now be assisting the various team initiatives, such as the HubNuggets, HubMob and the 30 Day HubChallenge. I know that they will rock, so I'm really excited and feel very comfortable with them stepping in after I leave.
Besides that, I'll still be around until next week and will definitely pop my head in here and there to see what's going on, so you're not getting rid of me that easily.
So, if you don't mind, I have just two more requests from all of you awesome Hubbers that I hope you can help me out with:
1. If you would, please tell me some of the things that you would miss most about HubPages if you were to suddenly be time warped to another place or another time and could never get on HubPages again. If it happened to me, I would miss all of the crazy characters that on a daily basis write even crazier Hubs, comments and forum posts. Also, I would miss all of the great Hubbers that have such amazing stories to tell and things to write about and share. We have a very unique community, don't you think?
2. Check out this link that has some more information about me leaving and how it's going to affect the day to day operations at HubPages.
Thanks again for everything and don't worry, I'll be around.
Ryan, best of luck on the next part of your journey. I'm sure you're going to take a lot of memories from your time here!
If I were timewarped away from HP, I would definitely miss the great opportunities to write and publish hubs with such a user friendly publishing platform, even for newbies. I would also miss seeing my hubscore... and reading the amazing hubs here!
Yep, it's true. I've never really been great at making things any sadder than they need to be or at being serious, so this is my best attempt at telling all of you that I'm leaving HubPages and that all of you rock the house (and will be missed).
Well Ryan, if I had to leave for good I would miss being able to write online. I still have yet to venture out into other mediums online for writing, I would also miss the forums and the great hubs people have.
Hope you best on your next job. I always looked for your get suggestions in the questions section. I will miss them too lol.
I take it you will be making more money at your next job, making your life better so I can't help but be happy for you!
Until you come back and we cross paths again if we do,
Hey Ryan. So sad to see you go. Aren't you still going to hub even if you leave HubPages Admin? We're definitely going to miss your wacky posts, and the news and everything else . Good luck with your new job .
I am sad you are such a wonderful part of HP and I feel like we are losing a family member. grrrrrrr What I would miss most about HP if I were time warped into space would be the friends that I met and the community itself. I will miss you Ryan and I wish you all of the best!
Hi Ryan , what made you decide to leave the job at Hubpages. Is it personal. I cannot understand what could be more attractive to you than being a hubpages staff.
If it was me , i would decide to spare atleast 1-2 hours a day with hubpages as a parttime worker , rather than resigning and leaving all your contacts and fans alone.
Paul you should try giving a 1000$ salary hike and A Mercedes Benz as Christmas Gift to make Ryan stay with Hubpages for ever. Especially as he is a unique person. If he leaves the seat , no one can replace his presence.
Seeing as how I've now pulled all my other "Internet horns" and limited myself to HubPages as my only writing outlet for the nonce, reckon I'd at least miss being able to use words like "nonce" and get away with it.
Best of the world in your job and the year to come too!, We will miss you, I always read your posts and comments plus suggestions. I prepare a "good luck" specifically for you, (POLKA DOT red shirt and Beer)! YAY....
Best of fortune in what lies ahead for ya'...Ryan...All Y'all at HP Staff HQ seem like some great folks to be running this here...crazy show. Anyone in need of a slightly kooky/ to somewhat-too-serious "Manly Poet"...just give the 'ol e-mail a ring...!?
Please give that dog of yours a pat on the head "goodbye" for me , Ryan...would'cha...? (That's a slight "Texan-ish" reference and not a misspelled word...HP Folks......I can spell!)
I think that I speak on the behalf of all Hubbers when I say that you will be missed, Ryan. You truly are one of a kind. This place won't be the same without you. You've helped so many of us as an integral component to HubPages, overall.
Whatever road you travel, I hope you do leave bread crumbs just so you do find your way back
Best of luck to you. I'm sure you'll be a success wherever you do endeavor to go. I hope Frank likes his home
Well, I didn't really get to know you well, but you are obviously respected by hubbers who do. I wish you all the best in the new gig. Its never easy to make a decision to move on, but change [at any age] is inevitable. Even though I haven't been around for long I thank you for all you've done and hope you are leaving on a positive note. Cheers, Carmen