Monday, October 23, 2006

The Actual Announcement

So here it is, Monday afternoon, and I am very pleased to be able to share my “official” news with you. Finally! Yay!

Okay.

I have, as you know, been quite happy with my current job – the job I started in July of 2005. For the last year-plus, I have been the Internal Communications Manager for a large (600+ person) dotcom here in the Bay Area. I have enjoyed much (most) about the position...

...except for one thing. I’m not exactly passionate about it. I mean, I enjoy crafting communications (hi) and I have always loved managing meetings and events – even in my social life.


Sidebar:

My wedding was a pretty fan-f’ing-tastic event. I relished every minute of planning it, and it was so lovely and fun and warm and enjoyable. I hadn’t realized until then the extent to which I love planning events, especially social.

I bring this up because I got married seven years ago today.

A Road
Two years later, I arrived in San Francisco. Happy San-niversary to me!]

But back to my current job.

I do enjoy many aspects of what I do, but you know how it is. Frankly, I’d rather be blogging. (Duh.)

And now, well.

I am pleased to announce that I am leaving my current position, my current company*, and going to work for BlogHer.org.

I can hardly believe it.

But, yes. Starting November 6, I will be part of the incredibly talented BlogHer team, helping to, among other things, manage the BlogHer Events.

Now you’ll HAVE to come to Chicago!




*Which I'll divulge once I've gone. Ahem.

40 comments:

  1. Just SO excited for you. MOST excited about the new non-commute. You've been given the gift of TIME. Yay!

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  2. so i guess this means those goody bags will be TOTALLY different this year. :) congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations, that is very exciting news.

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  4. Awesome!!!

    I used to be a professional event planner, mostly conferences, conventions... it's a lot of work, but I loooved it and I miss it.

    There is something very fantastic about having a vision and then watching it become tangible.

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  5. congrats! i love reading your um, communications in blog land......and i can tell you are going to be a perfect addition to blogher! yay for you! may it be all that and a glass of chardonnay (or do you prefer red?)!

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  6. How EFFING cool for you!! Congratulations!

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  7. I thought you were going to say you had decided to be a wedding planner.

    Ha!

    This is a perfect fit. Congrats.

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  8. Oh kristy! I am SO excited for you!

    I am so impressed. You made this happen for yourself, didn't you?

    readers of she walks: I had the great pleasure of attending parts of BlogHer with kristy and she did nothing but outline how she could have done it better. And look! She will! She made this happen! How f-ing cool is that?

    You. Totally. Rule.

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  9. Wow! Talk about someone who all along, through a year of unfortunate events, kept their eye on a dream, maybe not a specific one, but then achieving this. This is absolutely fantastic! Congrats K~. I do go to the windy city often and hope we can meet up sometime. Good for you!!

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  10. that's totally cool kiki!! i am so happy for you. i hope it is everything you want it to be and more. congrats!!

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  11. Congrats and good luck!!!

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  12. Yeah, that is awesome - except how will you be able to blog about your job?

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  13. What an awesome opportunity! Congrats!

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  14. Ericha2@yahoo.com9:31 AM, October 24, 2006

    Fan-freakin'-tabulous, K!

    Congratulations on your creative and career advancement!

    Best wishes in your new endeavor.

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  15. Congratulations! It's always awesome to see someone find a position that just fits them perfectly. Yeah!

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  16. Holy shit!! That news CERTAINLY warrents excitement! You're actually taking something you love in your private life and merging it with the things you already like about your professional life. Congratulations!

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  17. YAY! Now you get to follow your passion, how great is that? For a moment, I thought you were moving to Chicago. Glad you will remain in the glorious Bay Area.

    ~Tonya

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  18. Wow, that is news. That's so freakin' cool, I'm excited for you. Congrats!

    I'll be moving very close to Chicago in the next couple of weeks, maybe I'll consider BlogHer if I ever get back to blogging after the move.

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  19. i can vouch for the tremendousness of the wedding. it was a truly awesome party. see that foot in the picture...i'm pretty sure that's me. yay, i'm famous!

    - cuznate

    p.s. congrats and all, which i think i already said via email

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  20. That is soo awesome! Yay you!

    And your big news was NOT lame--it was totally worth the wait... :)

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm jumping up and down and screaming for you here in Michigan.

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  22. CONGRATS, Kristy! I'm so happy for you!

    BlogHer could not have picked a better person!

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  23. wooo! congrats on finding a job you can be passionate about and love!

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  24. My sis met you at the Blogher conference last year (Surrender, Dorothy) and I live in Chicago, so we'll see you there!

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  25. Hooray! I'm so happy for you!

    Now I'm definitly going to the conference! (Hear that, Hamster Grrl? You have to go with me!)

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  26. Congratulations! Very cool & completely fitting job! :) You're gonna do great!

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  27. Congrats! Sounds like a great position and a great fit.

    And as it so happens, I live in Chicago. So I will try to attend the conference, and even if I can't, I hope I get to meet you when you're in town anyway. :)

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  28. No F-ing way! Dream job! Contrats. I totally wanna come to the Blogher Con. I'm so excited that its in Chicago next year. I'll see ya there!

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  29. Congratulations! Funny, when I was in SF, I had a meeting with someone at BlogHer, but I wasn't able to find the time. I'm due for a conference call there.

    Now on another note, you insane lady, you were nothing but absolutely delightful over dinner, and I very much enjoyed your company. Sometimes we work things up too much in our heads. I really did have a lovely time with you... and my bowl of truffled mac 'n' cheese.

    Congratulations, again!

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  30. Congratulations! I'm trying to stifle my envy at the idea of actually finding a job that you can love. You're an inspiration.

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  31. Yea, thats interesting... Your job is what brings most of us to blogging. What will you talk about! I guess men.

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  32. Congrats! Can I have your old job? Can I do it from Arizona? :)

    One question though, it said on the page (i just kind of glanced through) that they are moving East. Are you moving East or will you be staying in CA?

    Congrats again! This is very exciting. I love when people find their place.

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  33. Congratulations! You sound THRILLED!!

    C

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  34. I went back and read all your divorce stories... WOW. And look at you now.

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  35. Yay! YAY!!!! Good for you, rockstar.

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  36. get down with your bad self!!! Congratulations

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  37. Congrats. Are you actually moving to Chicago? I used to live there, you will recall.

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