Tumblr president John Maloney has stepped down from his role after four years' service for the blogging site. Declaring his departure in a blog post titled "Tempus Fugit" (Latin for "time flies), Maloney explained that whilst he would no longer be involved in the company's day-to-day operations, he would still be close by should the workforce need his expertise.
"I told the team and board this week that it's time for me to transition away from running day-to-day operations," wrote Maloney. "It's the right time for me and a good time for Tumblr. We're in great hands with David and the excellent leadership team we've built. The company is filled with amazing people. That said, I'm not going very far."
Leaving the company to spend more time with his family as well as lend his support to start-ups, Maloney will however maintain an advisory duty: "The transition from running ops is effective immediately, but I'm sticking close w/ [founder and CEO David Karp], the team and company. There's more work to do and I want to help see it thru".
Tumblr fans shouldn't be too downhearted at this revelation, as Maloney also said that "the team will ship some awesome new stuff next week." What exactly said "awesome" will be remains unknown, but with Tumblr's recent news of surpassing ‘blog' in Google searches as well as their integration into the Facebook timeline, the future of the content-sharing site looks set.