Rest In Peace, e-Pro... and thanks for changing my life...
As you might have seen on the e-Pro site and Libby's blog, the e-Pro website, blog, and newsletters are folding...
To Our e-Pro Readers:
Effective April 7, 2005, Penton Media has ceased publication of the e-Pro Web site, including the Lotus Informer Blog and related e-mail newsletters. Clippings, our joint project with IBM/Lotus, is currently not affected by this decision. From Domino Pro to Group Computing to e-Pro Magazine, we have been a part of the Lotus/Domino community for more than six years and have shared your passion for the technology. We wish you much success! We will keep this site up and the archives open for your use through April 30, 2005.
I feel really bad for Libby, as that was her job and career. For me, it was a creative outlet and my "other job". :-) I'll miss the opportunity to hear from the readers, share what I've learned, and the chance to work with some really outstanding writers who contributed content for the newsletter. I thank you all.
My affiliation with e-Pro started in late 2001 after the Enron layoffs. I thought it might be an interesting challenge to "get published", so I wrote Libby and asked if she'd be interested in an article. She gave me the chance, and my first article debuted in April 2002. Little did I know where that would lead... Three years later, I was coordinating the monthly content for the e-ProWire: Lotus Developer Tips newsletter... over 35 articles for e-Pro with a few stops at DominoPower and Lotus Advisor along the way. Add in a couple of Lotusphere speaking sessions, and a blog just in case things got slow. :-) I've gone from writing being something I wished I could do, to writing being a significant part of who I am.
Thanks, Libby... Your willingness to take a chance on an untested writer changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. I'll miss working with you on a regular basis.