Well, DailyFinance readers, it's been a great ride, but now it's time for me to say goodbye. On Monday, I start a new job at Forbes, where I'll be covering media and technology. I've written a little bit about the strategy that Forbes has adopted under its new editorial leadership, and I'm excited to be a part of it. The idea of giving journalists more control over their own destinies appeals to me, as does the thought of aligning myself with a brand as widely known and respected as Forbes.

That said, working at AOL has been a blast. The people here at DailyFinance are kind, funny and talented, and they've always been ready to indulge my journalistic whims and back me up on tough calls. Some of my favorite moments from working here: digging deep into the archives of eHow to unearth the stupidest demand-driven content; busting Gawker Media for misleading its readers about the provenance of that "lost" iPhone prototype; breaking the news of Vibe magazine's closure; interviewing the members of The Kids in the Hall; calling out the New York Police Department for interfering with the First Amendment rights of climate-change activists protesting outside the News Corp. (NWS) building; and lots more.

Because I'll still be covering the media beat, it will be both as a professional observer and as a sympathetic alumnus that I watch the continued efforts of AOL to build a leading premium-content business consisting of a host of dominant, durable news brands. We've made big strides in just the 16 months I've been here, and I hope this company will show the patience and firmness of purpose required to achieve the big goals it has set for itself. The world can always use more great journalism.

As for me, you'll be able to find my new blog on Forbes.com, or just follow me on Twitter. Many thanks for reading.

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