A Patchwork of Memories
After two and a half years, inaugural Doylestown Patch editor Sarah Larson is stepping down.
When I was recruited to build and launch Doylestown Patch in 2010, I never could have guessed the journey that lay in store.
I traversed the greater Doylestown area from one side to the other, meeting you, listening to your stories and sharing them with your neighbors.
For the first few months, every conversation began with "What’s Patch?"
Pretty soon, though, I didn’t have to explain.
But now, it is time to say good-bye.
I will be leaving Patch early next week.
As I finish my last week here, I am most proud of the fact that whoever follows in my footsteps will not have to answer the "What’s Patch?" question very often. I leave Doylestown Patch firmly established in the media landscape of Central Bucks County.
We grew this thing together, you and I, over the past two and a half years.
We came together in times of crisis:
When power was out to everything in your home except your smartphone, and you came to Patch for information to help you make it through.
I did my best to provide that information, regardless of the day or the hour.
I also did my best to make Patch a place where you could get information, not just from me, but from each other.
Coffee and adrenaline became my friends.
And, so did you.
I have met some amazing people, and I will remain forever grateful to those of you who took the opportunity to become a part of the Doylestown Patch community.
You made it what it is, and I hope you continue to participate passionately.
Suggest new strategies.
Yes, question everything.
But, treat each other kindly, too.
After all, we're all neighbors.
So, really, this isn’t a goodbye.
It’s more of a 'Thanks for the memories. I’ll see you around town.'
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