Pull quote: If you didn’t fail, you probably haven’t *truly* succeeded yet.

Succeeding in Egypt

This week’s HeroPress rewind is by Shady Sharaf from Cairo, Egypt. Shady is really the kind of person I had in mind when I started HeroPress: talented and smart, but isolated. The WordPress community is relatively small in Cairo, given the number of people that live there. So he leans on the international community for …

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Pravin Parmar

Childhood to WordPress

Contributor: Pravin Parmar

આ નિબંધ ગુજરાતીમાં પણ ઉપલબ્ધ છે First of all, I want to say thank you to HeroPress for reaching out and letting so many people share their stories. I am a follower of HeroPress and read new stories every week! A few months ago my cousin Chetan Prajapati published a WordPress story, and I was inspired by …

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Pull Quote: I'd rather solve the right problem with code that has room for improvement, than solve the wrong problem with perfect code.

Second Careers

I’m always fascinated by people who find second careers when they’re at the top of their game in the first one. To be really excellent at something and then switch to something else altogether is fascinating to see. Very often those people bubble to the top of whatever career they venture into. This week’s HeroPress …

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Pull Quote: I hope and pray that in some small way I'll be able to take what I've learned and make an impact for others.

Growing Up Rural

This week’s throwback essay is titled “I don’t know anything, and that’s ok“. It was written back in 2015 by my friend Kyle. He and I grew up in similar circumstances; far from a hub of civilization, in a relatively economically depressed area, without the best education opportunities. Yet he and I both managed to …

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Cathi Bosco

The Year I Got Cancer Was The Year My WordPress Business Took Off

Contributor: Cathi Bosco

In 2010 I was beginning to take on client work creating WordPress web sites when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ironically, at 43 years old I was more fit and healthy than I had ever been in my entire life. I had been running road marathons and trail ultra marathons for a few years …

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Pull Quote: Be a pillar of support for your community.

Keeping Community Alive

In the last year or so I’ve been a lot more involved with the business side of WordPress than the community side. The business side isn’t nearly as loving and supportive as the community side, and some of that is out of necessity. Business is business, and people need to eat. The problem comes when …

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