2016 was a really challenging year for me. At times I considered giving up on running my own business, but the work I put in to fix those problems has made me love what I do more than ever.
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.
My career used to be in music, now it is in web development , but Bowie has remained an inspiration to me beacuse of the way he embodied and authenticity wonder in all things. Our work is constantly evolving, changing shape and growing new complexity.
Attending WordCamp US and The Community Summit was a highlight of my year and a huge privilege. But hearing so many people put down the intelligence of WordPress users was a huge disappointment. The challenge of defining a single profile for the typical WordPress user is impossible, and trying to do so leads to a dismissive view of those who make this success of the WordPress ecosystem possible.
I once told a therapist that I felt like my lack of confidence in my own abilities was holding me back. He told me that I couldn’t have confidence in my abilities until I achieved something. Despite the fact that I thought that therapist was full of it, I still bought into that BS he fed me […]
I’m proud to be a part of this community, even when things are not so shiny. Despite all the #wpdrama as of late, let’s not forget how awesome ya’ll are.
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.