Tomorrow is my last day working with Lowepro.
I've seen many changes there since I began as their Photography Evangelist (and social media guy) in the Spring of 2010. Their Facebook page had 1,400 fans. Today, we're over 72,000. On Twitter, there were 450 followers. This morning we're over 18K.
In addition to my daily posting on socials for Lowepro, I advocated for their products at user groups, trade shows, and online. I covered Photokina, Photo Plus, CES, and other major events for them. I held monthly "lunch break" photography classes for the staff.
But every business changes. Lowepro has a new senior staff that wants to handle their social media internally. I know the people who will be taking over for me. They're good folks who love photography. I'm sure it will work out well.
As for me, I'll have a bit more time to write for c't Digital Photography Magazine and lynda.com Article Center. I start a new evangelist gig for Rocky Nook Books on Sept. 1. And I have my own publishing empire :-) with The Digital Story.
I'll be fine.
But I will miss the bags.