After a wonderful 15 months editing the Eventbrite blog, today I hand over the controls to our terrific new Community Manager and Editor, Mr. Tighe Flatley. Tighe will introduce himself in full tomorrow. He’ll also be manning our Twitter and Facebook, so definitely say hello and give him a warm welcome!

For my final blog entry, I thought I’d pick my 10 favorite posts from the past year and a quarter—from killer guest submissions to exciting nonprofit spotlights to some of my favorite features. Here’s a look back at my personal top 10, in no particular order.

—Anthony from our design team detailed how to design a great event page.

—Our SF Event Evangelist, Brianna (@BriteSF) described how unique party favors help keep the event buzz.

—Ever try too hard to make an event perfect? In this guest post, Lou Felsher wrote about 5 “crimes of event passion.”

—No-one knows the ins and outs of Eventbrite better than our unparalleled support team. Here they wrote about the 10 Eventbrite features they love the most.

—Our President and Co-Founder Julia Hartz talked fundraising best practices with

—We announced a barcode scanner in version 2.0 of our hit (and free!) iPhone app for check-in.

—Our Marketing Director, Tamara Mendelsohn, offered a first look at the social commerce numbers. Ever wondered what that Facebook share is worth?

—Lindsey Rosenthal penned this great guest post to help us understand return on fundraising events.

—After a successful check-in experience at Facebook’s f8 Conference, we put together a case study on what made it click.

—Vancouver organizer Corwin Hiebert detailed his fundamental marketing approach: For events, always promote the “why.”

Of course, these were just some of the many compelling posts I was lucky enough to edit during my tenure—and it was hard to pick just 10. Tighe has tons more good ones in store, so be sure to stay tuned. And keep those great events coming. Thanks for reading!