Looking back at my journey with CalderaWP, and announcing exciting news about what comes next.
Is a commercial WordPress plugin a good business move? Maybe, if you have time to grow the business and the team to do it right.
The biggest inducer of anxiety in my business is decisions with no clear answer. In these situations, data is the best anecdote.
the lesson I’ve learned about business, by thinking as a developer about Ingot, as a business. There was a time, let’s call it the last few years of my life, when I rushed from “great idea” to prototype. I’ve spent a lot of time coding an idea before even considering the business’ unique value proposition, or whether such a thing exists.
Some people horde all of their ideas for businesses — I try and give mine away with the hope that some one will “steal” them.
Some products seems to just take off — most of the time they are products that once you try them, you couldn’t live without them. They are products that become indispensable to their users.
For awhile now, I’ve been on a quest for the secret of how to accomplish my goals. I know it’s not like finding a new, shinier sword or magic amulet in a video game, yet I have been treating it that way.
A lot of people have assumed Automattic bought WooThemes, so they could use WooCommerce to power a WordPress.com eCommerce offering.
That seems like a funny reason to spend what is rumored to be $30 million. If they just wanted to use WooCommerce, they could have just installed WooCommerce like the rest of us.
Changing your life in big ways requires a lot of choices. Many of which suck, that you have to trust are worth it in the long run. Last week we released Pods 2.5.2, which is a minor maintenance release for Pods, but it is a significant release for me. It will be the last Pods release that I will be actively involved in.
I love that my work is stupid fun, but as much as I love my new business, I write less code than I used to. That has a lot of bad side-effects. It’s not just about keeping in practice or amusing myself, it’s about my blogging.