If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that there have been some major changes in my world recently. Several months back I announced that I had decided to pursue my dream to move into the wine industry, which was followed by a job search trip out to California, and then eventually my wife and I decided that we would be moving to Washington State. As I went through this process, I decided that if I was going to be making huge life changes, I might as well go for gold while I'm at it. The last several months have lead me to the next big change, which is the start of my own business, Openspace Digital Media.

While I don't want this blog to be a platform for pushing my new business, I did want to update all of you who have been so supportive of my search over the last few months about what I am doing. Openspace is a combination of my love of all things marketing and social media related and my background in the online marketing world. My intention is to focus my business on marketing and social media services for the wine industry, although it won't be my exclusive focus.

I am excited about the opportunity that this new venture provides me to pursue a number of things that I am passionate about. I have generally tried to stay away from writing too much about social media and marketing on this blog, as I wanted the focus to be on wine, and not on blogging and social media. Having this additional outlet will give me the chance to write about some topics that I haven't felt were good fits for this blog, and to pursue my interests in wine marketing and social media within the wine industry. You needn't worry, I will continue posting about wine on Vinotology, and will keep the two worlds well separated.

Thanks again for all of the support that you have given me over my season of change. If you would like to follow what I am doing business-wise, or if you have an interest in marketing and social media, feel free to connect with Openspace on Twitter and Facebook, and check out the Openspace blog here.

Update – One of my friends on Twitter asked about the RSS link for the blog, so here that is.