Essays

Kumar Abhirup

My Life, Designed by WordPress!

Contributor: Kumar Abhirup

It has been a short time since I joined WordPress community and learnt a lot of things at the age of 12. It took me a day writing this essay as I wish I could write my whole mind in it. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur …

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Community saved my life: Falling down, lifted up.

Contributor: Leo Gopal

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead This essay took me a long time to end; mainly because, in many ways, I am still writing it. My first essay for HeroPress was two years ago (“W-W-Waiting …

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Nidhi Jain

There is No Shortcut to Success – सफलता का कोई शॉर्टकट नहीं है

Contributor: Nidhi Jain

वर्डप्रेसने मुझे मेरे ज़िंदगी में कुछ अलग करने का मौक़ा दिया। Udaipur is known as the city of lakes, is one of the beautiful city in Rajasthan and that is where I come from. Since the beginning, I have been close to Udaipur. With the studies and growing up here, the thought of leaving this …

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Jonathan Bossenger

Notes From My Former Self

Contributor: Jonathan Bossenger

I’ve written and rewritten this essay so many times now I’ve forgotten what it originally looked like. In the beginning it was going to be the short(ish) story of my first year with WordPress and the lessons I’ve learned about myself. It always ends up being a long and boring story of a year of …

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Elizabeth Shilling

Hire More Women Developers

Contributor: Elizabeth Shilling

The journey of a Developer that has the pleasure and gratitude of having WordPress as a resource. Who am I and am I good? We define ourselves in order to navigate life. Like we brand our business or our clients’ websites, we brand ourselves. Remember to define yourself, because others are always going to define …

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Carole Olinger

The Only Journey Is The One Within

Contributor: Carole Olinger

I was born in Luxembourg (Europe), almost exactly 36 years ago. To be honest, I was not one of the children or teenagers who knew what they wanted to become when they grow up. And to stay honest, I still don’t know exactly to this day. After school I got advised to start working for …

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Jamaal Jaamac

A Bottomless World of Possibilities

Contributor: Jamaal Jaamac

I started playing with websites back in 2003. I was in secondary school and Internet was relatively new to Somalia. It arrived in 1998-99 but only very few people had internet in their homes. Luckily there were internet cafes and I was introduced to this guy who owned an internet cafe. He had a large …

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Natalie Miller

WordPress Flexibility

Contributor: Natalie Miller

When I was asked to describe myself and my interests for a bio at work I floundered. I felt the same way when sitting down to write this. Where do I even begin? For my bio, I decided instead of narrowing it down I’d go with “jill-of-all-trades.” I really like to do everything and if …

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Rebecca Haden

WordPress: A Tool for Success

Contributor: Rebecca Haden

I was a college teacher for most of my life. When my fourth baby arrived, I gave up a travel-heavy university job and took a “mommy job” as a bookstore manager. I chose books, held teacher workshops, and read stories to children for 15 years. As the internet became important, we put up a website …

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Varun Dubey

A Blissful Driving Force

Contributor: Varun Dubey

As a college guy, I believed in being different and outperforming the best of my lot. Coming from a modest family background, the realization of achievement dawned over me. I never favored being a 9 to 5 corporate professional and a having a ‘boss’ was simply not my cup of coffee. I was never interested …

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