Why I wanted to redesign my blog

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Crew.co, the creative company that helped me redesign asked me about why I wanted a facelift, and what I thought about the state of content, media and creation.

What I wanted to do was essentially revert back to what excited me when I started GigaOm, which was the rawness of it—just being focused on writing about technology and new trends and things that I love.

What I wanted to do was bring back the ethos of what my blog was back in the day before it became a company, which is to essentially focus on curating things, have an opinion on them, and tell my narrative through my opinions and my point of view.

What I used to do in the early days of GigaOm was point to articles that were interesting to me or articles that I disagreed with with my opinion on them and it was a way of aggregating what I thought was the best tech news at time when the tech industry was collapsing. Now we are at the exact opposite phase. We have an industry where we’re overflowing with information. And there’s so much out there that you can’t really figure out where to find the good stuff.