Hi, I’m davidconell.
I’m married, have two kids and live in the world’s greatest planned community.
This Tumblr serves as my online notebook for noting interesting things I find online and in the world. For more substantial content, please check out my main blog davidconnell.net. (That said, there are remnants here from when I was doing more traditional blogging on Tumblr.)
To make money, I serve as director of digital marketing for Ocean Conservancy.
Most recently, I made money as an associate director of digital media for strategic communications at The Nature Conservancy, which is a long way of saying I set the web strategy for a fairly big part of the organization (but not all of it).
Before that I was web editor for the American Society of Landscape Architects, where I wrote and edited their email newsletter, created their blog, recorded some podcasts with well-known landscape architects, managed their website, took late-night calls about server outages and dealt with pretty much anything having to do with the www dots. ASLA has a cool green roof, which you should really check out.
I learned the ways of the force and fell in love with Apple products while working for Advisor Today magazine. In 2001, the magazine needed a website, so I teamed with a designer and a developer to make one. We ran it for a while and won some awards. I made a little money doing this as well.
During some of the time I was with Advisor Today, I went to American University, earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction and wrote a short story cycle/novella. No, it has not been published, but someday I’d like to self-publish it for my family and friends. I didn’t make any money doing this.
In a former life I was a reporter for some very scary publications – some of which are now defunct. These jobs pretty well sucked, but I met my wife while doing them so it all worked out in the end.
I claim Danville, Pennsylvania as my hometown, because it’s where my heart lies. I attended Dickinson College, which is an amazing place that I didn’t appreciate nearly enough while I was there.
If I could be anywhere in the world right now, it would be Duck, North Carolina; Chamonix, France; or Caherdaniel, County Kerry. If you’re reading this sentence and just got choked up a little, you know who you are.