Essays

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Silence always scared me. My parents first noticed my stutter when I was three years old. For the longest time, I thought I would one day be rid of it. I went for speech therapy, I did fluency exercises, I prayed. But now, at age thirty, I’m fairly confident that it’s here to stay. I…

Freed from the Soil Lab

WordPress has played a role in saving my life, extending it beyond where things were headed in 2006. Yeah, I’m looking back at a decade of WordPress and how it has impacted me and hundreds of people connected to me and you’re invited to ride along. Origin story My introduction to WordPress happened because I…

Live Your Passion

There I was cruising along the highway in the middle lane, and I felt it. It started slowly and then all of a sudden – a complete black out. “What’s happening to me?” “Am I dying?” “What about my wife and kids?” “I can’t die now?” These were the thoughts running through my head in…

Quieting the Chameleon

I have confession and a very personal one at that. I’m a chameleon and a reader of rooms. Or I was until I met WordPress. The Making of a Chameleon As a small child I stuttered and I was extremely shy. In grade school I was an under performer to the point of being way…

Try Something New

This is a story about how curiosity prevails over experience and why you should always encourage yourself to try new things. After all, no one can guarantee you success, but you can do everything you can to live a happy life. When I was growing up in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s having a…

Beyond Imagination

Sometimes, what seems like a bad situation turns out to be the best thing that could happen to you… I was working in a retail management position. After graduating from college with a business degree, this seemed like a good place. I went through the corporate training program and got my own store to manage….

From Freelancer to WordPress Entrepreneur

From Freelancer to WordPress Entrepreneur

Assalam-o-Alaikum (Hello) everyone, I am Muhammad Adnan and I’m deeply involved within WordPress and Google API’s. I love software architecture, wrangling with code and loving the entrepreneurship ride. History The story starts from 2001 when I developed a site for the elder brother of a friend for $10. I was 11th grade student that time…