I work with the smartest, nicest, funniest people I’ve ever met. Tumblr does a great job of hiring. When I started, there was just 5 of us in the office. When it became clear that we were going to grow, I was a little nervous but kept it to myself. I thought, I love the people I work with and have gotten to know them as well as any other friend in my life. I didn’t want to give that up.
But I was wrong, and seeing the company grow will likely be one of the most fascinating things I’ll see in my life. And of course it didn’t change like I thought it would. The culture of humility and hard work is still here, but now there are more of us and we can do so much more than we could before.
The best part is seeing something launch (whether I was a part of it or not).