Announcement: I’m Joining Automattic

I’m excited to announce that starting today I’ll be working for Automattic, makers of and myriad other web products, as their Director of Platform Services. I’ll be working with a team of talented Automatticians on expanding’s VIP Support and Hosting program specifically.

It’s an exciting time to join. is simply killing it: they we are currently hosting 15.7 million blogs (including the likes of CNN, Time Inc., Dow Jones, and more), and adding about 900,000 more each month. Roughly 500,000 posts and 400,000 comments are published every day. Monthly page views are at 2.3 billion.

On top of the opportunity to work on such compelling products, I’ve been continually impressed with the way the company is run.

And yes, to answer the obvious question, I will be relaunching this blog on WordPress (but only because I want to, not because I have to!)