A letter to the Disinfonauts:
The time has come for me to officially move on in my career and step down as the editor of this wild, yet amazing, site. Joe and the folks at Above Top Secret will be taking over from here on out. What that means in terms of content, I can’t totally say, but I’m happy to see Disinfo finally getting a site redesign! It’s needed it for some time…
When I started at Disinfo, I have to say that I was thoroughly intimidated. The readers of this site skew older than myself and heavily male. How was a 23-year-old going to be able to appeal to such a vastly different demographic? There was certainly a learning curve, and I’m quite aware that not everyone agreed with my editorial choices. I did my best to balance chasing page views and pleasing the enormously diverse readership.
I’ve met a lot of wonderful people through Disinfo, people scattered around the world. While some of you love to bust my metaphorical balls—Mr B, I’m looking at you ;)—I like to think that I’ve made a lot of friends. It’s been a wild ride and I really never will forget being infiltrated by the Alternative Right and having our very own troll, HP McLovinCraft, (it’s a love-hate thing, amiright?) take them to task.
I’ve been a part of a lot of Internet communities, but I can honestly say that Disinfo has been my favorite. I’m now 25, a tad more knowledgeable about the world around me (just a tad), and starting a new job out here in Chicago. I’m sure that I’ll pop in in the future and throw some articles up (probably film related ones). But overall this has been such an adventure.
So, thank you! Thank you for teaching me more than I thought I’d ever know about the Occult. For laughing with me at wild conspiracy theories but teaching me to always question. For introducing me to people like Robert Anton Wilson, Aleister Crowley, Timothy Leary, Alan Watts, Manly P. Hall and numerous artists and writers. For exposing me to different opinions…
But, ultimately, thank you for helping me grow as a thinker and writer.
Stay weird, my friends. If you want to stay in touch (and I’d love that), you can find me on Twitter.
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