Published On: Thu, Dec 31st, 2015

Why I’m Retiring Social Web Thing

ThanksJust a quick note to let you all know this will be my last post at Social Web Thing. After more than six fantastic years and several awards I’ve decided to retire this blog.

Social Web Thing has served me exceptionally well (prospective employers have always been impressed) and I’d encourage all students to start blogging.

But as I look to the future and where I want my career to go, I feel now is the right time to move away from a blog which has focussed on social media, PR and employability. As my career has progressed, my interests have evolved, and the areas this blog is known for are becoming less central to what I do, day in, day out.

Will I stop writing and sharing my thoughts with the world? Unequivocally, no.

I still plan to continue blogging and have recently started writing at Ben-Cotton.com and Crafty Swine. My personal website and blog will focus on business, growth and marketing – areas that increasingly interest me and in truth, areas where I see my future. I want a fresh start for a new approach. I also think it’s important to start blogging under my name again.

Whereas Crafty Swine is my Dublin food, drink and dining review blog. I create content for a living, but I think it’s important to also do it for fun. Writing is a muscle that needs to be exercised and this blog will be a creative outlet to share my passion for food. You may notice I’ve created both blogs on Squarespace. I love how easy it is to use, the visual, modern design and parallax scrolling.

Although, I’m retiring Social Web Thing, I plan to renew the domain and hosting each year. This means you’ll still have access to everything I’ve written. I’m very proud of many of the posts and still pull in around 2,000 visits each month.

I’d like to thank everyone who has read, commented or shared a post from Social Web Thing. It means a lot to me. If you’d like to keep in touch and receive posts from Ben-Cotton.com straight to your inbox, you can sign-up here.

About the Author

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Marketing Manager with a passion for inbound at HubSpot, Founder of Growth Hack Talks, Blogger at Ben-Cotton.com and Chief Quaffer at CraftySwine.org .

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