So far, it's been a blast. I've always kind of been a tech junkie and Google is tech junkie's heaven, so there you go. More than that, it's hard to find a work environment anywhere with such a collection of intelligent, talented people. It's a big company, so of course there are elements of a big company creeping into the culture, but I have to say it's less like a bigco than any other bigco at which I've ever worked.
At any rate, I worked a lot on the acquisition, and pretty early on I decided I would jump in right away with both feet and think of myself as a Google employee and no longer a FeedBurner founder. I've been part of acquisitions before where we were allowed to stay totally separate and keep operating as we had always been as a startup, but I knew that wasn't the path to success for FB inside of Google - it was such a peanut butter/chocolate situation with Google where it was clear to see how we could each accelerate what we were trying to build so I had absolutely no issues with jumping in under these parameters. So I made the decision on June 1 to not look back.
Part of that has been a full dive into using Google tools. Personally, I don't know how I lived without Apps before this. Anyone with a small company should definitely look at using this internally.
But also, I'm moving this blog to Blogger! And so far I'm glad - It's come a helluva long way since I last checked it out. It's fast and responsive, and there's a whole bunch of new tools that I didn't know existed.
If you subscribed to the old feed, it should just continue to work as always. So follow me over here if you care or dare.