Welcome Simon Mackie, New Editor of WebWorkerDaily


Folks, today we are announcing a changing of the guard over at WebWorkerDaily, the second-oldest blog in our network. Simon Mackie is replacing Judi Sohn as editor while Judi, who has been the heart and soul of WebWorkerDaily, is transitioning to the role of senior writer.

We want to first take a minute to thank Judi for all the time and energy she has devoted to WebWorkerDaily over the past two years; even with a full-time job and a family, she has always made the site a priority. The transition between she and Simon has been smoother than any of us could have hoped for — Simon put up his first blog post today, and Judi returned to writing last week.

A few words about Simon. We met him on Twitter via our friend Mel Kirk, who worked with him at Carsonified, an events business run by Ryan Carson. Based in Bristol, UK, Simon has a lot of experience under his belt. He was the managing editor at sitepoint.com and before that, the editor/publisher of thinkvitamin.com. He has also worked in the dead-tree version of technical publishing. Most importantly, like Judi, he lives the web worker lifestyle and as such will have some interesting, first-hand experience to share. We look forward to him reshaping the WWD to meet his vision of the web working world. He has outlined his vision in a post here. You can follow him on twitter at @webworkerdaily or @spiky_simon. Follow me @Om

Om Malik & Carolyn Pritchard


Nels Andersen

Welcome Simon!

Look forward to following your work.

Saw your article on 10 simple tricks to get better Google search results. Well done.

I have one trick I also use. I find that I get many many advertisements from people trying to sell me things from the U.K when I do a Google search. To limit this, I alway add a -U.K. -UK -England. I hate doing this because I know there are legitimate hits I’m eliminating, but this cuts the noise almost in half. Try it, you will see what I’m talking about.

Is there another way to eliminate unwanted advertisements from the U.K. without eliminating wanted hits? Would welcome your comments on this.

Thanks and good luck in your new endeavor.

-Nels Andersen

Simon Mackie

Thanks guys. I’m really looking forward to seeing where we can take the site: we have a great team of writers.

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