Back in September I went on medical leave at Crowd Favorite. That ended on March 15th and due to a number of reasons, I’m not going to be re-joining the team in my previous capacity. Instead, I will be an advisor to Crowd Favorite while I return to my independent developer roots.1
The largest factor in this decision was a desire to have complete control over what I’m putting my effort into. If you’re thinking that this kind of selfishness can be poisonous in a team atmosphere, I would agree with you whole-heartedly. Dealing with cancer has been a sharpener for me. I am more careful than ever about how I spend my time, and that doesn’t fit well into a team dynamic. No matter how great the team is.
Monarchy is my new one-man shop. I am offering consulting, development, and UX design services. I’m only interested in touching enterprise-scale projects as a consultant or to fill a specific role.2 I will also be working on some pet projects that have been relegated to the back burner over the years.
While I love the team I helped build at Crowd Favorite and I look forward to their continued success, I’m also looking forward to transitioning away from the management and leadership role I had there and spending my time on the actual hands-on work.
- I also expect to continue to contribute to a variety of Crowd Favorite’s Open Source projects. ↩
- If you need a full-service agency for WordPress projects, talk to Crowd Favorite. ↩
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@alexkingorg That sounds really exciting! Congratulation Alex. Best to the @crowdfavorite team too.
Congrats, Alex! I love the name and look forward to seeing all the work you’ll do.
@alexkingorg #selfishnotselfish Good for you.
Some days, I really wish I had your entrepreneurial spirit, energy, and drive. Good luck!
@alexkingorg sounds like an excellent choice.
I hope you’re well, you’ve been on my mind, Alex.
@alexkingorg I had no idea you had cancer. Congrats on making it through, I know how hard it is to go through aggressive chemo.
Looking forward to what you come up with!
Very exciting – All the best!
Congratulations Alex, you’re an inspiration for me. I hope you’re doing well and look forward to seeing what you do next!
Congrats as well sir, been a fan of your projects for years.
@alexkingorg Congratulations. I wish you all the best of luck and of health!
Outstanding. Good for you. Allons-y!!
@alexkingorg I hope you’re doing well – best of luck in your new venture.
High five! I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll be producing, and am super happy that you are feeling well enough to start working again. You’re someone that I’ve always looked up to, not only as a developer, but for your vision and resolve to do what makes you happy.
Crush it, Alex.
Alex. Hope you’re feeling well man. Thanks for sharing the good news. Best of luck on things.
All the best to you Alex!
@alexkingorg You are an inspiration. I hope to see you again soon!
@alexkingorg best wishes! And long live the king!!
@alexkingorg Power to you Alex. Can’t wait to see what magic you create next.
Glad to see you’re back in the game my friend. We need to do lunch and catch up.
@alexkingorg congrats Alex. You’ll always be someone I look up to.
Very glad to hear this! Rock on buddy!
Congrats Alex and the best of luck!
“Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here the whole time”
That’s excellent, Alex! I love the name, too. ????
Congratulations, and best of luck to you on your new endeavor.
Best of luck on this new endeavor Alex, I’m sure it’s going to be awesome!
Congrats Alex! You’ve always been able to make a heck of a racket as a one-man band.
So happy for you
Awesome name. Good luck!
@alexkingorg interesting, cool news.
@alexkingorg I had no idea about your health… I’ve been out of touch of the WP world. My thoughts are with you!