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Doing What I Want

Doing What I Want

48. After 25 years in the working world as a showroom manager, office manager and doing IT helpdesk and purchasing work, I was at a crossroads. I’d stopped taking care of a husband years earlier, my kids were grown and almost out of the house. For the first time in 25 years of working and…

But I’m Not a Techie…

When I was first presented with the opportunity to write for HeroPress, my initial reaction was; “Why? What could I possibly say to help people more experienced than I am at WordPress?” You see, I’ve only been using WordPress for a little more than a year, and I only use it for blogging. The only…

Finding My Way

I can trace my start with WordPress back to 7th Grade when I was 12. That year at school, I learned a bit about Wikispaces and Wix and I saw something I would want to do and have as a hobby: build websites. As I dabbled with website building more and more, I eventually found…

Empowered by WordPress

Empowered by WordPress

“Things like the Internet and WordPress can power a website, but they can also empower individuals.” The Story As a young boy with a permanent disability, life wasn’t easy. I wasn’t able to do all of the things my friends did, I wasn’t treated the same, and I wasn’t taught the same things in school….

Infinite Possibilities

The 1980s were a veritable playground for anyone who could gain access to what was quickly becoming one of the most coveted inventions of all time: the computer. No longer the size of a refrigerator, innovations from companies like Tandy, Commodore and Apple made personal computers a reality and, like so many others, I couldn’t…

Isolated and Intrigued

I’m not sure if I even belong here. That’s what I think to myself most of the time. I’m constantly waiting for the day when the conversations get so deep that everyone realizes I’m an outsider. Who knows if that day is destined to come? It probably won’t. But that is how I think sometimes….