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Duena Blomstrom
Duena Blomstrom - Duena Blomstrom Consulting - London 25 June, 2015, 10:021 like 1 like

You have shapped an industry, Liz, no need to be modest. See you on the same side. 

Duena Blomstrom
Duena Blomstrom - Duena Blomstrom Consulting - London 25 June, 2015, 10:04Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

And even unintentionally taught me something new today: One can neither edit nor delete a comment on Finextra irrespective how much they want to correct it!

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 25 June, 2015, 10:20Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

@Duena, That's deliberate functionality. We used to allow Community Members to edit comments but it got abused by people changing their comments to make subsequent commenters look bad. 

Duena Blomstrom
Duena Blomstrom - Duena Blomstrom Consulting - London 25 June, 2015, 10:32Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

I see - that makes sense - it may be worth adding the sentence "Please ensure your spelling is impeccable as you will not be able to edit" to the "Why not make a blog post instead?" suggestion above.

Tim Brew
Tim Brew - YourCMO - London 25 June, 2015, 11:041 like 1 like

Liz, what a great read - As one who has worked with you as a client shooting videos around the world at events and in London in the studio - I would like to thank you and wish you well. You are one of life's greats.  I look forward to seeing you when you remerge on the the other side.

Elizabeth Lumley
Elizabeth Lumley - Girl, Disrupted - Crayford 25 June, 2015, 12:02Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

I will not cry, I will not cry...

Steve Ellis
Steve Ellis - Finextra Research - London 25 June, 2015, 14:271 like 1 like

Hi Liz

As you say its been quite a journey. Thank you for all the blood, sweat and tears spent in the Finextra cause over the years.

Don't cry. No-one ever leaves Finextra. They just change their profile.

All the best for the next big adventure.

Steve

Ian Hillier-Brook
Ian Hillier-Brook - MCO Europe - London 25 June, 2015, 14:58Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Liz,

Even your farewell is beautifully written. Good luck in your brave new world.

Ian H-B

Stanley Epstein
Stanley Epstein - Citadel Advantage Ltd - Modiin 25 June, 2015, 15:10Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Liz, what a lovely post. Thank you, and may your next big adventure be even better than the ride so far. See you on the other side!

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 25 June, 2015, 16:081 like 1 like

Reading @SteveE's line "No-one ever leaves Finextra. They just change their profile.", I was reminded of the hoardings put up by Air India all over the country some 40 years ago when its then Chairman retired. In keeping with the Indian tradition of never saying "go", India's flagship airline had said, "Go and Come Mr. Ramaswamy. In India, we never say goodbye".

@DirkK: I noticed the change when it happened but it's only now that I'm learning the rationale behind it. I see your point but typos make the commenter himself / herself look bad and for eternity! So can you permit at least one or two edits within a few minutes of submitting the comment?

Ian Hillier-Brook
Ian Hillier-Brook - MCO Europe - London 25 June, 2015, 16:13Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Why not be old fashioned and learn to type without typo's - or even read what you have written before posting it? Quaintly old fashioned but it works.

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 25 June, 2015, 16:39Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Yeah right. We can see how well it works from the apostrophe between your typo and your s. One of the many old typos that still happens.

Ian Hillier-Brook
Ian Hillier-Brook - MCO Europe - London 25 June, 2015, 16:50Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

There is an apostrophe because "Typo" is an abbreviation of Typographical error - hence the apostrophe between the word typo and the s which makes it plural.

However this blog is a celebration of a journalist who can type, spell and punctuate so let's leave it

Elizabeth Lumley
Elizabeth Lumley - Girl, Disrupted - Crayford 25 June, 2015, 17:31Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Ok, so my over emotional goodbye blog has been hyjacked by a discussion over community rules. Oh hum...

And Ian, it is debatable my skills in spelling and pronounciation. 

Ian Hillier-Brook
Ian Hillier-Brook - MCO Europe - London 25 June, 2015, 17:47Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Liz. My apologies for allowing myself, and my love of the English language, to be dragged into a very silly discussion. Groveling apologies. Ian xx

Nick Collin
Nick Collin - Collin Consulting Ltd - London 26 June, 2015, 10:241 like 1 like

Good luck Liz.  I've always enjoyed your pieces and I look forward to more of the same in whatever reincarnation you choose.

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 26 June, 2015, 11:26Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Good luck Liz. By way of giving a kicker to steer the discussion back to the topic on hand, can we indulge in a bit of salacious gossip about where you'll emerge from? Many commenters have said "other side", so it's only a question of guessing the name of the company. Needless to say, you'll be free to neither accept nor deny our guesses?:)

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 26 June, 2015, 13:481 like 1 like

Liz, it was grand to hear your story. Over the last decade I've learnt so much from Finextra. Only this year plucked up the courage to write on this site, in the full spotlight of experts from around the world, so I can understand how much effort you've put in. Thanks for the high quality journalism and the very interesting web interviews you have shared over the years!

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 26 June, 2015, 22:101 like 1 like

I was on the phone to a guy in Canada this afternoon and he said "Hey - you're famous - Liz Lumley just mentioned you!"
Which goes to show that you're read around the world in real-time.
Looking forward to what you bring us all next, and, as they say in Ethiopia -
Abyssinia!