In case you haven't heard, we've moved. As in, the Mudgee Guardian is no longer at 9 Perry Street. That building is empty, though the memories remain, aww.
That sounded a bit melancholy, but trust me when I say I'm excited with the move. Monday was our first 'full' day at the new office - which is located at 102 Church Street - by the way. It's weird how attached you can get to physical spaces.
That old building had literally housed the Mudgee Guardian for more than 120 years. That's two world wars. That's the entire history of manned flight, landing on the moon and putting a rover on Mars. It's fun to think about it in those terms. The world of media has changed dramatically since then too - it might go without saying.
Newspapers we *the* only way for people to stay informed for a long time. Then the wireless, while not new, found its way into homes around Australia. Then came television and upended the status quo once again.
Things were stable for a while, but then computers slowly made their impression and soon people across the globe could share information in real time using a fancy new protocol, soon to be known as the 'Internet'.
Hell, even since I started working at the Mudgee Guardian we've seen the age of smartphones change the way the world works. It wasn't until 2008 that Australia got the iPhone with the 3G. It's weird to think that something could come along - or something that already exists - could create as much of a change in the world and the media as the iPhone did. But remember that a lot of people thought the iPhone would crash and burn too. So who really knows?
They say the only constant is change and one of the best aspects of my job is staying informed about how people read and interact with their news and entertainment.
Today people still read the Mudgee Guardian newspaper just like they have to more than a century, but now they also read our content online, in their Instagram feed, on their tablet and wherever else we may end up in the future.
But through all of what I've mentioned above, and much more, the one thing that's survived through all of that, is the Mudgee Guardian. We're still around. Pretty cool, hey?
Nah but seriously, I feel like in 5 years I'll still be reminding people that we've in fact moved offices. Please help.