Perhaps I should be more emotional about this, but this will be my last blog post on Airbag. The time has come to make this domain more useful than where I share my thoughts and feelings about things and stuff. It has been a wonderful stage to practice writing in the English language (still needs a lot of work) and engaging with hundreds of people here on this site and in person (I hope that doesn’t go away). I have managed to make people laugh and probably irritated just as many, and really pissed off a few of you.
It’s through my antics here at Airbag that I managed to catch the attention of several media outlets including two articles by the Wall Street Journal. This domain once appeared at the top of weekly traffic reports for Apple.com. I know because someone reached out to me and asked me to kindly remove a bit of tracking code I mistakenly left in when I created the page for the Ashley Simpson special edition iPod. They also said they loved the satire. There was the Blog Thread Level and good old Introverster which also received a ton of traffic.
Sadly, I was never able to make a solid go with Airbag merchandise. The first time I met Jason Kottke and John Gruber at SXSW in 2004, they both asked why I didn’t sell Airbag t-shirts. So, went home and tried just that and managed to sell a few to friends and family. Oh well, maybe next time.
I might be more upset, but it feels good to continue writing for a new publication. Something I should have done back when I turned Airbag into a studio. Maybe it would have stuck with me during those years when I couldn’t get up the gumption to continue publishing. Yesterday I woke up thinking about writing which I haven’t done in years and I credit that with having a new place to engage people. Even when the site is not nearly what I want it to be. Never underestimate the power of a new shiny thing to re-ignite passion.
There is an exciting future ahead for this site! One that I’m excited to make live soon. So, don’t delete your bookmark just yet (ha, as if anyone bookmarks anything anymore). In the meantime, come check out my new digs and subscribe.➵