Good bye, AccuTumblr Fans!
No worries, the AccuTumblr is here to stay. After more than 3 years being its sole contributor, though, I’m signing off and passing the reigns over to AccuWeather’s Jesse Ferrell. FaceBook fans of ours will recognize him as the organizer of our content on that platform and the moderator of our forums and photo galleries.
I fell into my role with the AccuTumblr, and in a lot of ways it’s responsible for my whole career here with AccuWeather. I started working nights and weekends in our editing department as my first job out of college. The social media team sent a message looking for people who felt familiar with the Tumblr platform, and since I was, I agreed to take it over. Joining the social media team led to my next job working on our lifestyle department, which then took me to my current role as the online media producer/AccuWeather LIVE webshow producer. So, thanks, Tumblr!
When I started posting for this blog we had a little more than 200 followers. Now we sit at nearly 18,000 and counting more every day. I made (what I thought was an unrealistic) goal to maybe someday catapult it to a Spotlight blog, and we reached that. Funnily enough, we got that two days after I gave my notice here, but still, goal reached.
So thank you to all the fans who have helped make this blog possible and who have sent me nice messages over the years! You’re in good hands with Jesse, probably much more capable hands than my own, since I’m one of the few non-meteorologists who work in our department and he won’t have to ask stupid questions to the people around him to answer your messages properly.
It’s been a great four years for me with AccuWeather and I’ve really enjoyed posting for you all. Feel free to follow me on my Tumblr, but it’s pretty much zero weather and just a lot about cartoons and ranty feminism, so don’t get your hopes up if you like what I’m doing on this blog.
Internet, you were pretty on point at Photoshop when it came to Hurricane Arthur, but you’re letting me down with the lack of Angry Beavers references with Hurricane Norbert down in the East Pacific.