Comments | Essays

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…

Essays | Speakers

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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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…