I think I’m happiest when I’m terrified.

I seem to lack sufficient respect for doing things the easy way. What can I say? I like to make things, and I live to follow my passions. Still, it’s with more than a twinge of trepidation that I announce today that I’m stepping down from my day to day duties at The Blog Studio, the company I founded in 2004, in order to pursue new challenges and opportunities.

The Blog Studio is an awesome business, with a superb team and amazing clients. I’m still a partner, and will be helping with strategy and design on an on-going basis. I’m really proud of Lucia, Mike, and Adam and the business we managed to build together. Thank you guys, from the bottom of my heart.

So what’s next? Lately I’ve become fascinated with helping individuals within local communities connect around their areas of passion. I’ve witnessed first hand that spontaneous social good tends to arise when passionate people get together and are given the tools to act. I don’t know what will come from this, but it’s an area I need to explore.

While that exploration is going on, I’ll be taking on freelance design and consulting work. Please see the new Hire Me page for an overview of the services I offer.

By the way, none of this would be happening if it wasn’t for the amazing depth of awesomeness that is the Toronto Twitter community. Because of this amazing group, I can pull together an all-star team to tackle any size opportunity that comes my way. I also believe that by putting myself back on the market, I may get pulled into other all-star teams. Thanks to all of the amazing people I’ve met in recent months. You inspire me. Let’s see where this thing goes!

9 thoughts on “Next!”

  1. I’m old skool. I wanted to congratulate you somewhere else other than Twitter. Good luck! I can relate to the passion thing, and wish you much success and fulfillment.

  2. Peter!

    I feel like a proud dad: I worked with you before TBS, during TBS, and hopefully now post-TBS! My how you’ve grown :)

    Good luck with the transition and everything that comes after it. Always here to help if needed.


  3. Way to go! It’s good to see you join the huddled mass of the terrified…with me and the rest of our tribe.

    Just followed you at twitter and after reading this post I realize I’ve known of you work via Lucia who I’ve met via my blog and at SOBcon.

    Keep creating…with abandon,

  4. Your Twitter announcement surprised me, but after reading about what you’ll be doing here on the blog, it makes total sense. What an amazing opportunity, Peter. Best wishes!

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