Just a short time ago I took to enConnected Social to talk about why the news operation at enConnected would be slowed down. This Friday marked my final day at the day job, and the start of what I hope will be, the best move for both you and I Dear enConnected Reader.

Today is my first day as a freelance writer and full time editor-in-chief at enConnected. I’ve got a load of things planned more podcasts, giveaways, the whole nine yards. This will be the first time I’ll be able to give enConnected the intense focus it deserves. This will be the first time I can create the kind of posting schedule and content creation I feel many of you crave.

enConnected LIVE returns to its regular recording timeslot as well as its new posting schedule next week. I trust that most of you will have forgotten just how annoying my voice actual is. We’ll remedy that in a hurry.

Wall to wall news coverage begins immediately. Throughout the day you’ll find the Microsoft entertainment stories you care about, assembled with the care that almost no one puts into these topics today. I’m also reinstating our enConnected Weekends initiatives from before the downtime. That means more What’s On, and more Saturday Night @ the Movies.

I’ve heard from many of you who miss our series on Windows 8 and that topics that it entailed. I’m happy to announce that you’ll get the latest edition of The 8 Equation this week. At some point I’ll be compiling these and turning them into an eBook as well.

As we move forward, I’ll be adding to our roster of projects. If you’ve got ideas, if you can already think of things we should be covering better, please don’t hesitate to send them my way: tpope@enConnected.com.

This won’t mean that I’ll only be working here. A couple of months ago I began covering smartphone news for GottaBeMobile and I’ll continue to do so. Topics I report on there won’t be covered here on enConnected. As we don’t cover iPhone or Android topics anyway, this shouldn’t be a huge change. However I do prefer full-disclosure.

Lastly, I’d like to close with Thank You. Thank You to the people in my life who give me the courage to make the leap. Thank you time my former employers who believed in what I was doing enough to put up with the random weekdays off, and long lunches needed to cover what Microsoft has been doing. Thank you to my new colleagues at GottaBeMobile for taking a chance on me while still allowing me to keep this project of mine going. Lastly, thank you enConnected Nation. You’ve been with me for six years and I don’t want you to think for a second that I don’t value your eyeballs and contributions.

Thank you, from Richmond. Now, how’s about we go kick some ass?