You probably recall the news that Gina Trapani steps down from popular Gawker Media blog Lifehacker, with Adam Pash picking up the reins. Well, today’s the day, and she’s got a nostalgic post up, looking back at launching Lifehacker, what happened next, and so. It’s an interesting read, so check it out.
After a wild and woolly four years at the helm, I’m stepping down from the site lead position to work on Some New Stuff on a day-to-day basis in 2009. To be clear, my decision has nothing to do with the big bad economy or any kind of scandalous company blow-up—it’s just time for me to move onto new projects. It’s tough letting go of something I love so dearly, but it’s easier knowing it will be in very capable hands.
Good to hear, no Nick Denton slashing the workforce this time.
Adam Pash has been a Lifehacker contributor for 3 years, so he should know how things work. Also, Gina Trapani will continue to post on the blog, as well as do some other stuff, so she’s not disappearing totally. A little more in the announcement post.