January 10th 2013 was an exciting day for my team and I. We launched googleplusdaily.com, a then brand-spanking new website built by Google+ enthusiasts, for Google+ enthusiasts. The years following, we kept you in the loop on product updates, broke news before official announcements and posted exclusive interviews with Google+ top dogs Vic Gundotra, Bradley Horowitz and even the cheeky notifications mascot, Mr. Jingles.
Sadly, as with all things in life, our journey as a daily news site for Google+ is coming to an end. As my personal life has seen lots of change and increasingly gotten busier, the more I had to push GPD into the background, which I've held tremendous guilt over, as I couldn't serve our readers and our loyal supporters who've been with us since day 1.
I have a lot to owe to Google+ and the people I've met through this wonderful platform. Without it, I wouldn't have found my passion for writing, and without my team members past and present, this project wouldn't have been possible. Google+ and the connections I've made has changed my life, and has given me skills and the motivation to enroll as a computer science student at university with the ultimate goal of being a software developer.
Although Google Plus Daily is shutting down indefinitely, I (+Lee Jarratt) will continue to use Google+ to share updates to the various collections I maintain (Student Life, Now Playing) and miscellaneous content I'd like to send out to anyone who has added me to their circles.
Before I sign off, I would like to thank the GPD crew for which this wouldn't have happened otherwise. A massive shout out to our wonderful readers, as well as the wider Google+ community. Thank you.