This year, WordCamp Atlanta is going to take place March 27th – March 29th and I’m really looking forward to it.
As it has been for the last few years, the event is going to be held at The Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta.
Posts covering presentations I’ve given, talks I’ve shared, and meetups I’ve attended.
Last month, WP Chat held an “Ask Me Anything” or and AMA with Justin Tadlock. Justin, obviously a very popular, prolific, and respectable person in the WordPress economy, provided a great time even for those of us who were simply reading along (or for those who want to read along).
WP Chat is going to be making this a monthly event and I’m humbled to say that I’ll be participating in the next AMA session at WPChat on Monday night.
WPEka is a site that’s been around since 2011 and has been offering a variety of resources to WordPress users, designers, and developers ever since.
This past week, I had the chance to be interviewed by Disha who works for the company.
Overall, I had a lot of fun. The questions were great and I’m always a fan of being able to talk with others who are plugged into the WordPress economy in some way.
For those of you who blog regularly, you likely get a fair share of feedback and it probably comes in many forms.
You name, it’s been said either in comments, emails, and tweets. But yet, we still write and a bunch of people – perhaps more than ever – are interested in digital publishing in some capacity.
This may be writing a personal blog, this may be writing a business blog, this may be writing a technical blog, or this may be writing a blog about anything and everything. Whatever the case, there are a lot of resources out there that tell you how to be successful at what you do.
That is, they offer prescriptive solutions on what you should do in order to be successful in blogging, but I’d venture to say that if you asked 10 people what it means to be successful in blogging, you’d get 5, 8, maybe even 10 answers.
So where does that leave us, and where does that leave the people espousing all of the information on how to be successful doing it?
Just a little over a month ago, I shared a post in which I attempted to gauge interest about those who are looking for how to build an online store using WordPress.
In the post, I distilled it down to this:
I’m going to walk you through the process of what I did to launch The Pressware Shop and help you avoid the pitfalls that I encountered along the way.
Obviously, this is something that’s a bit niche in that it deals with WordPress and it’s talking about how to sell digital products using the platform; however, I received enough feedback to move forward with the event.
Earlier this week, I finally launched The Pressware Shop; however, this post doesn’t really have anything to do about that. If you’re interested, you can easily read more about it.
But this has more to do with you and for those of you who are interested in how to build an online store, in getting into selling digital products – specifically through WordPress – but aren’t really sure where to start.
All-in-all, it was a blast. I really enjoyed the laid back style of discussion, and Jason and Bronson were great guys to hang out with for an hour or so.
But when you’re doing a Hangout or a podcast it’s not enough just to share that it was “a lot of fun to hang out,” is it?
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the The Dispatch podcast with Chase Livingston, and Automattician, and Chase Clemens, a support tech at Basecamp, in which I talked about my experience with WordPress – from how to I got to started to what I’m doing now.
You can check out the original post and the actual podcast here.
As we enter the final two months of the year, one of the things that I like to do is take time to look back at some of the things I set out to accomplish in January, evaluate what I’ve done – for better or worse – and then begin making plans for the coming year.
One of the things that I did this year that I really enjoyed was host a course aimed at helping you to improve your WordPress development skills.
Overall, the course had a greater turn out than I was expecting, resulted in some good conversation in our back channel, and also seeded some great ideas for future courses.
So I was continue to ramp up Pressware, one of the things that I’m looking to do next year is to offer more online courses and material for those who want to improve their WordPress development chops in certain areas.