Software Engineering in WordPress and Musings on the Deep Life

The Inaugural Video Blog – Discussing WordPress: A Post Mortem

One of the best things about doing any type of experiment is that you’re not necessarily committed to following through on anything beyond seeing if the idea has any value.

Last week, I asked – in awkwardness and all – if there was any reason or interest in discussing WordPress development via a series of video blog posts. Overall, the response between the comments and via Twitter was nearly 50/50.

On Discussing WordPress

Discussing WordPress - a Post Mortem

Discussing Discussing WordPress. How recursive!

The short of it is that I likely won’t be making video blog posts a consistent part of this site; however, some really good points and/or questions were brought up that I think are worth addressing even if it’s in the form of a normal blog post.

For example:

  • Simple, practical things that may go over the non-developers head
  • Explaining how you made the step to blogging consistently
  • Discuss my personal process of blogging

Of course, there were also some ideas that would make for some good video content:

  • Talking through live action development-related tasks

This isn’t to say that I won’t be doing the occasional video post but, for the most part, I think I’m going to stick with what I’ve got going. If I end up doing any sort of videos, I think screencasts are where I’ll go next – I’ve already begun to record a few for Envato, but more on that later.

That said, thanks for all the feedback – I always dig hearing what you guys think and definitely appreciate the candid thoughts.


  1. Slobodan Manic

    Really, really, looking forward to this, as I’ve been trying to make that step into blogging consistently for a while now.

    If I were to go into details, things like:

    * How much time you spend writing vs. “doing real work” (development)?
    * Do you even put aside your developer’s hat for a while and do nothing but write?
    * Again, process of blogging :) It’s one thing to read about it from a generic book about blogging, completely different to hear it from a fellow WordPress developer

    Video or not, I think these posts would be huge for a lot of people.

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