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Tag: Blogging Plugins

Blogging Plugins: A Survey For Bloggers

Earlier this year, I talked about launching a project to help improve the blogging process in WordPress aptly named Blogging Plugins.

Looking for a TL;DR?

I’m going to be sending out a survey to potential users very, very soon and I need you to be on the mailing list even if you’re the least bit interested.

Blogging Plugins: For a Better Blogging Experience

To join the list, you can do so on the homepage. But if you want more information, please read on!

A Note About Editors

At the time of this writing, we’re in the middle of a lot of conversations around the Classic Editor, Gutenberg, and so on.

This has nothing to do with that. If you’re coming into this reading with that mentality, relax and set it aside 🙂. This has nothing to do with what I’m going to share.

Now back to the project.

What Happened?

I’ll keep this short: Pressware had a busy year (which is not a bad thing).  I wasn’t able to devote the time I thought I was going to have to this project.

But I’ve now reorganized by schedule, developed a few foundational libraries for the sake of reuse and am planning – and have already started, really – on building out plugins.

That’s not enough, though, and – if you’re reading – this is where I need your help.

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Blogging Plugins: Better Blogging With WordPress

Every now and then I end up having to call a few false starts on projects. Sometimes it’s scheduling, sometimes it’s because I realize that I didn’t do a good enough job coming up with what I wanted to do, and sometimes it’s simply because something else has come up.

Case in point: Pressware Plugins.

If you go back and read the post (which I don’t think is necessary), you’ll see that the goal was simple: To create a better blogging experience.

For me, the challenge was to identify exactly what that’d look like, how the business model would work, and how would it translate for those who are already people who use WordPress but in a variety of capacities.

So I pulled back, re-evaluated, and have been talking with others for quite some time now about refocusing the idea. And thus comes Blogging Plugins.

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