2. Farewell from Lee


T his is a copy of the newsletter sent from DNN Creative Magazine with my recent farewell news:


Hello everyone,

A lot of changes have been happening over the past 6 months in the background of DNN Creative Magazine and it has now reached the time where I can announce I am leaving DNN Creative.

DNN Creative is now being run by Andy Stephenson, I have known Andy for 10 years and he is a close friend of mine, Andy has been working within the DNN Creative team for the past 2 years and knows DNN Creative inside out.

I have now handed over DNN Creative to Andy, who has actually been running and managing the entire DNN Creative site full-time for the past 6 months, and I’m sure you will all agree he has been doing a great job!

What does this mean for the future of DNN Creative and subscribers? Nothing will change in terms of the quality of service and videos provided, in fact it should allow Andy to take DNN Creative to an improved level.

Why am I leaving? Good question! It is a lengthy answer which you can read in my new blog post, but briefly I am looking to take my internet businesses to a new level and to do this I need to venture into new markets. I am still using DotNetNuke for my web projects, but I am looking for bigger markets where I can grow, build a larger business and scale rapidly once I find a venture that works.

These are interesting and experimental times for me, there is a plan, but I don’t know if it will work, each day I am learning massively. I thought there was a learning curve to DotNetNuke, but this takes it all to a new level. By leaving DNN Creative I put myself into a situation where I have to succeed in this new venture, there is no other option, from reading “Think and Grow Rich,” Napoleon Hill discusses the successful entrepreneurs succeeded most when they had no choice left but to succeed. I have now put myself into that situation, so wish me luck!

I would really like to keep in touch with all of my DotNetNuke friends, so I have launched a new blog, facebook page and twitter account, so please keep in touch, I’m going to keep regular updates in the blog with my progress and business ventures and I’m sure there will be content in there that you will find interesting. To give you an idea, I am currently experimenting in social marketing (I have managed to gain 25,000 fans in 2 weeks in a certain niche), media buying, ppv, and all sorts of internet marketing goodness.

Note that from today I will no longer receive any emails to lee@dnncreative.com, or any other DNN Creative related accounts such as Twitter, they will all go directly to Andy, so to keep in touch, contact me via any of the methods below.

If you would like to learn more visit:

Blog: www.leejsykes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/leejsykes
Twitter: www.twitter.com/leesykes
Email: lee@leejsykes.com

And to finish, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has provided me with support while running DNN Creative. I would like to thank the DNN Creative team, especially Joe Craig for his continued support, and all of the video editors,  I would also like to thank all of the module and skin developers for their help and support, the DotNetNuke core team, and most importantly I would like to thank you for using DNN Creative Magazine and supporting the DotNetNuke community.

DNN Creative was created to help support and contribute back to the community and that is what it will continue to do with the help of Andy and the DNN Creative team.

Thank you again, and please get in touch with me and sign up to my newsletter:

Blog: www.leejsykes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/leejsykes
Twitter: www.twitter.com/leesykes
Email: lee@leejsykes.com


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John Royle August 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Signed up, good luck, we’ll be watching!

Scott McCulloch August 12, 2011 at 12:11 am

All the best Lee! It’s been a pleasure working with you.

Lee J Sykes August 12, 2011 at 6:46 am

Thanks Scott – you were actually a big inspiration at the beginning of DNN Creative, you provided some useful advice ;-) Keep in touch

Thanks John – That’s why I created this blog, to hold me accountable, if I know people are watching it makes me even more determined to make sure I am pushing forward!


Vinny Malanga August 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

You’ve provided such helpful and valuable information to the DNN community over the years. You’ll be missed. Good luck on your next project(s).

Lee J Sykes August 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

thanks! – keep in touch

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