There’s no easy way to say this, so we’ll be blunt.
On March 31, 2015 DMN Communications will cease to be.
This blog, our website, our Twitter account, and everything else related to the company will go dark.
This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Things around here have been relatively quiet for the last couple of years. In that time, it wasn’t that we went back to operating in stealth mode. We weren’t operating at all.
A lot of it has to do with both of us drifting away from technical communication. Over the last two or three years, a lot has changed in our personal and professional lives. Aaron has moved into marketing and customer engagement. Scott has been shifting back into blogging, other types of writing, and technology coaching. These are definitely areas that stir our passions and engage us.
And that’s one of the main reasons we’re pulling the plug. We’re not as engaged or as passionate about technical communication as we were when DMN’s journey started in 2003. We haven’t been for a while. And instead of trying remold the company into something different, or to limp along and not give tech writing our all, we decided to go our separate ways.
A few years ago during a company meeting, Scott mentioned that DMN Communications was a vessel. A vessel for our ambitions and dreams. We realized then that DMN Communications could go on indefinitely. Or, it could dissolve as our ambitions and dreams took us elsewhere.
Obviously, the latter happened. It’s natural. It’s growth. It’s change. It’s evolution.
DMN Communications served its purpose for us. Founding and running the company has been interesting, fun, and rewarding. It helped us learn more about where our true passions lie. It helped us discover our strengths and to work on our weaknesses. It helped both of us grow in a number of ways, both as professionals and as people.
Thanks to everyone who read the posts in this space over the years. And thanks to everyone with whom we interacted (both in person and online). We learned a lot from you.
It’s been a pleasure sharing the journey that was DMN Communications with you. Thanks for coming along on this ride with us.