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.
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 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.
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.
When we deny compliments we are not only being rude to a person who is being incredibly kind to us, we are tearing ourselves down. I’m working very hard not to do this, and I’d like to combat that publicly by taking stock of all I’ve done in 2015.
Your website should be smarter. Meet Ingot — the tool that turns any WordPress site into a self-evolving system for increasing conversions.
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 […]
Inspiration from the awesome support you get as part of the WordPress ecosystem is either an awesome motivator or a way to fall into the trap of jealousy. It’s your choice. Personally, I’ll admit at times I catch myself choosing wrong.
Earlier this week my company CalderaWP announced a new partner that was made possible by the GPL, but goes beyond what the GPL requires. The GPL fosters community. It does not make community. Our community is based on how we use those freedoms and nurture our relationships.