Saying Goodbye: After Five Years, I Bid Farewell To Android Police

Saying Goodbye: After Five Years, I Bid Farewell To Android Police

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Wow. What a journey this has been.
A little over five years ago, my first post — a [terrible] app review — was published on Android Police. The site was only a year old back then, and we were lucky to get 10 comments. That post had eight.
I still clearly remember the day that Artem asked me to come write for AP full-time — I was working a totally different type of job that I didn’t like in the slightest, and I had done two app reviews for AP. I was at work when he messaged me on Hangouts (well, technically it was Google Talk back then) to tell me that the former full-time writer (yep, we only had one at the time) wasn’t coming back, so he needed someone as a replacement. He offered me a two-week trial position, so there was a chance this whole thing wouldn’t work out. I moved to a part-time position at my then-current job — an irreversible decision — and took the leap. The first two weeks were absolutely nerve-wracking, but it’s what I really wanted, so it was worth the risk. Still, it was scary knowing that if it didn’t work out, I’d be in a bad financial situation.
Fortunately, Artem was patient with me, because I did a lot of stupid stuff early on. Just not paying attention to all the details — I specifically remember writing one post about the LG Optimus 2X and calling it the “X2” the entire time. I’m just glad all of my posts were edited before they went live back then, haha. Man, it seems like that was an eternity ago.
But it all worked out in the end, and this site has been an absolute life-changer for me. It effectively took me out of a line of

Article originally published at: Android Police