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Goodbye and thank you

Twitter1Thank you.

That’s the main thing I want to say, after these two and a half a years running New Mexico Telegram. This is going to be kind of rambling, because that’s part of my style and I think it’s a fitting way to go out.

Thank you to each and every one of you readers. From the thousands who read the pre-election coverage to the die hards who stuck with me through July of a year with no election, you all made it worth it every day.

I also want to thank all of the donors who helped me cover two legislative sessions, a mayoral race, a primary and a general election. You helped me not only keep the site running, but let me devote my full time to the site. When my old laptop decided that it was done working, you helped me get a new computer and keep up my coverage. That kind of community support of a website shows how important it was to you every day.

I didn’t think that I would get emotional at the end of this. But I did realize how much work I put into this, and I don’t think because this is ending that any of it wasn’t worth that work. The dozens of emails and text messages and instant messages I’ve received this week have showed me again how important New Mexico Telegram has been to so many of you over the past two and a half years.

I have put my heart and soul into the New Mexico Telegram since March of 2012. I believe that everything I have done as part of NM Telegram has been worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Now it’s time to go onto another adventure, another experiment in journalism. You’ll see what I am sure will be a great new website and I hope you will enjoy it half as much as I’m looking forward to it.

I know I kind of wrote my goodbye piece earlier this week, but the final day would be incomplete without, well, a goodbye.

One more time, thank you all, I would not be where I am now without you all and I truly appreciate your support.

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Matthew Reichbach has blogged about New Mexico politics since 2006. Matthew was a co-founder of New Mexico FBIHOP with his brother and part of the original hirings at the groundbreaking website the New Mexico Independent. Matthew has covered events such as the Democratic National Convention and Netroots Nation. In addition to politics, Matthew is an avid sports fan, especially of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and TV fan.

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3 Responses to "Goodbye and thank you"

  1. Mike says:

    Best wishes and thanks again for all the fish.

  2. Renee says:

    All the best with regard to your exciting new endeavour and thank you.

  3. Syd says:

    Thanks for all your great coverage. The NM Telegram will be sorely missed. Much happiness to you on your next adventure.