After a year hiatus I'm happy to announce that Everyday Digitals is officially back. 

The truth is, after writing 3-4 times a week for a year while still maintaining a demanding career I became extremely burned out. Partly of my own doing. I began to do the exact thing I promised myself I wouldn't. Try to keep up with the rat race that is the tech industry news cycle. I lost my focus and tried to cover too much too soon. I was so excited with how fast the site took off, I bit off more than I can chew at the time. I tried to please everyone and in the end pleased no one. So I decided to take a break, take a look at my strengths and weaknesses and determine where I could legitimately contribute in this space.

In that time I also took a stab at actually creating a product. I started to learn how to program with a desire to create and design an idea I had been kicking around for a while. That adventure didn't quite pan out as I had hoped (never released the app) but I learned some valuable lessons that gave me a new perspective on how products are created, shipped and sold. More on that in the future.

With all that said, Everyday Digitals will not be completely the same as before. Instead of writing about every piece of technology or story I find interesting I'll focus on a much more narrow set of topics and how they effect the industry as a whole. My articles will be a bit more personal, less frequent, but hopefully more insightful. I'm not committing to any sort of timetable yet, I'll simply write when I feel I have something to say. However, If you haven't noticed, I now have a weekly podcast that I've started a couple of weeks ago called, "Tech Yourself". The podcast will be where we'll talk about the most interesting tech stories of the week with my co-host Ed in a more approachable (and hopefully fun) way.

You can stream the show from here on Mondays or listen to us LIVE on Saturdays @ 2pm (PST) on Accelerated Radio. The blog is where I'll get more into the nitty-gritty of some of those topics discussed on the show and delve a little deeper into what it means in a larger sense and how it effects users and the industry as a whole.

Lastly I'd like to thank anyone that still subscribes to me or has continued to follow my ramblings on Twitter over the past couple of years. I'm extremely grateful. Please feel free to leave me comments or shoot me an email with any questions, suggestions or just to say hi. My hope is that Everyday Digitals becomes a place (community) that offers a unique perspective from what you may get at the hundreds of tech sites on the web.

 

James Gobert