Essays

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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Ebonie Butler

Believe In Yourself

Contributor: Ebonie Butler

You ever have a moment where you blink your eyes and you wonder how you’ve gotten to where you are today? I’m having one of those moments right now as I sit here to share my story with you. It’s bizarre to think of how far I’ve come because I truly thought that I was …

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Alexander Gounder

Growing WordPress in India

Contributor: Alexander Gounder

Preface I was one of the first batch of participants in the initial version of HeroPress, which was video stories but I backed out due to multiple reasons. But, I’m glad HeroPress has survived in this current avatar, telling some really interesting stories of some real wonderful people. Few of whom I’ve had the pleasure …

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John Blackbourn

Make It Better, Give It Back

Contributor: John Blackbourn

Recently, technology entrepreneur Anil Dash tweeted the following question: Who is a person (not counting family) that opened doors for you in your career when they didn’t have to? Anytime is a good time to show gratitude! If you need a pick-me-up, go and read through the replies and threads that start with Anil’s question. …

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Meher Bala

My Journey from being a Dyslexic kid to becoming A Co-organiser For WordCamp Mumbai

Contributor: Meher Bala

In my early childhood, my parents were told that I was dyslexic and had dyscalculia. They were told that with this drawback, I would never achieve anything constructive in my life. My parents were a little shocked as they had no clue what was dyslexia and dyscalculia and how to handle the situation. They never gave up …

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