Essays

Cami Kaos

Begin at the Beginning

Contributor: Cami Kaos

With this story, as with most things in my life, I never really know where to start. Because of that strange sense of time and action I’ve always been quite fond of the quote from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland “Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” …

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Aaron Jorbin

Coding under trees and in 24 hour coffee shops

Contributor: Aaron Jorbin

People were paying me to write code two years before I had wifi in my house. Home wifi would have cost $45 a month. The cable company wanted a $100 deposit to create my account. It wasn’t going to happen, I could get wifi with a cup of coffee for $3 (including the tip) at …

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Zipal Patel

Work is not just about Money

Contributor: Zipal Patel

Settle in, because you are about to read some worst and some even worst experiences that I have had in my life and yet how I am still pulling myself together. Before we get into it, I am going to tell you something about me. I am Libertarian, otaku. I LOVE to play with words. …

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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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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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Katie Keith

Building A New Life

Contributor: Katie Keith

This is the story of how I co-founded Barn2 Media with my husband Andy, and scaled it from a startup to one of the UK’s best known WordPress agencies – all while working part-time. I’ll tell you about the challenges I faced in building a WordPress business that is compatible with a good work-life balance. …

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Kori Ashton

How To Build A Company With WordPress

Contributor: Kori Ashton

  Full text of the above video Hey, y’all! Thanks for inviting me to come share my story on HeroPress. I’m so excited to be able to talk a little bit to the HeroPress community. So, and I’m doing a video blog or vlog because this is what I do; I’m a YouTube person. I …

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Francesca Marano

My WordPress Anniversaries

Contributor: Francesca Marano

I never remember dates. I know the birthday of more or less five people. I insist on saying that my son was born on May 11. Incorrect, I was born on May 11, he on May 17. But for some reason, my WordPress dates are permanently etched into my brain. I think it’s because meeting …

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Mel Choyce

Becoming a Better Designer Through WordPress

Contributor: Mel Choyce

The early years I’ve always been an art kid. One of my first school memories is of drawing a clown and my art teacher being so enamored with it, she hung it up on her door for the whole year. The first time in my educational life I didn’t take an art class was my …

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Renee Johnson

The Journey: Curiosity, Challenge, Transformation

Contributor: Renee Johnson

When I look back on the past five years I’ve been working with WordPress, I feel the real weight of the journey I’ve had to get where I am. Much of it has been filled with challenge of both of the difficult and welcome variety. I’m an optimist and problem-solver to the core, but I …

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