Category: Essays

We Interrupt This Broadcast

Due to some unforseen circumstances (life) there won’t be a new HeroPress essay this week. Instead I’m going to tweet quotes from past essays throughout the day.  In order to do that I’m re-reading each essay. I had forgotten how really amazing these are.  Each week I get so focused on the new one and …

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Thoughts on Comments

Before the first essay on HeroPress I decided not to have comments enabled.  I wanted each essay to stand alone as the ideas of that one person.  Comments would change the message, whether they be positive or negative.  Aside from that, many of the contributors open themselves up, exposing old wounds and sensitive memories.  The …

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Never Give Up

I first met Rafael Ehlers at PressNomics this last spring.  I’d already met some of his co-workers from MailPoet, and he already knew who I was from talking to them, so we had common ground right off the bat. We didn’t get much time to talk then, but we’ve talked a bunch on Slack ever …

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No Shortcuts

Any time someone wants to master a craft they must choose to work through the obstacles to get there.  It takes time, energy, patience, and often tears.  In this week’s essay, “WordPress Shouldn’t be Learned in Isolation“, Julie Kuehl talks about her decision to master WordPress, and the path she’s chosen to take to accomplish …

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Heros Are Found In Unexpected Places

This week’s essay is from Dan Griffiths. Dan is a freelancer from Omaha and he does a lot of work with Easy Digital Downloads as well as his own projects. Dan’s story was tough for me to read. It exemplifies exactly why we decided to include essays from people living in places commonly thought of …

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Who We Are

This week’s essay is by Ramya Pandyan, someone I’ve had the great pleasure to get to know over the last several weeks.  Her story of growing into a professional writer is a fascinating one, and she’s a really fun storyteller, so it’s a great read. As always we have a place over at WPChat for …

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Passports!

This week’s essay from Aditya Kane is particularly interesting for me because he’s not a developer.  As a developer myself it’s very easy for me to find other developers to contribute, but harder to find people who do other things. I tend to think of “making a living with WordPress” as only coming from development, …

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Isolation

I completely forgot to post last week about Sean Davis’ post called Isolated and Intrigued.  Despite that fact it was a VERY popular post, and even had some really excellent feedback on WPChat. I’m most excited about that feedback because it greatly expanded the amount of wisdom being shared.  I highly recommend you check it …

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Momentum

Today I’m excited to show you our latest essay from Saurabh Shukla entitled “I’ll keep looking for a CMS, unless I find WordPress“.  From the first time he heard about HeroPress Saurabh has been a support and a friend.  I hope his essay is as uplifting for you as it was for me. “I’ll keep …

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