Essays

Sarah Wefald

Changing Careers with WordPress

Contributor: Sarah Wefald

Working in WordPress full time did not come quickly, directly, or in the ways I expected, and it was worth every step of the way. I started out in marketing in the music industry and ended up as the project manager at a WordPress development agency nearly 10 years later. Changing careers is a lot …

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Jackie D'Elia

Full Circle: Life Lessons of a Perennial Entrepreneur

Contributor: Jackie D’Elia

I didn’t go to college until I was in my 40’s. When I graduated high school I went to work for a family business. There has been one common thread throughout my adult career, my love for technology. I was 24 when I bought my first computer, it was PC running MS-DOS. Five years later, …

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Robert Cheleuka

WordPressing The Hard Way In Malawi

Contributor: Robert Cheleuka

I am a self-taught graphic designer/ motion designer turned web designer and aspiring web developer from Malawi, Africa. I am a digital tinkerer who has fallen in love with and currently gone steady with WordPress. Still, the journey is rough. A little about my home country before you hear my story… Malawi Malawi, is at …

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Nisha Singh

Building Confidence

Contributor: Nisha Singh

I can clearly divide my life in two parts before and after marriage. Before I got married, I was staying in Chapra, a small city in Bihar. I had graduated in Botany, we only had electricity for 5-6 hours a day and no easy access to internet or computers. After my marriage, I came to …

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Dee Teal

Actually, WordPress didn’t change my life.

Contributor: Dee Teal

My story starts in high school as a girl with a technical bent, in a small country town just as computers were becoming mainstream but well before they were in everyone’s home. (I was in high school when Apple came to school and showed off this new fangled thing they called a mouse…). We were …

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Marina Pape snuggling a chihuahua.

Uncomfortable doesn’t mean walk away

Contributor: Marina Pape

I am not a developer. Confession? It feels like it sometimes. In my mind’s eye I see a roomful of skittish WordPress marketers with dark-ringed eyes, disclosing the number of times they pretended to understand something technical when it made about as much sense to them as the moon landing. Frustrated they can’t code it …

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Tine Haugen

Conquering My Obstacles To Happiness

Contributor: Tine Haugen

The late great Superman Christopher Reeve once said “a hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.” What if a hero instead is someone who, because of weakness, doubt or not knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes? To get to the happy …

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Eric Kuznacic

I fell. WordPress helped me up.

Contributor: Eric Kuznacic

As I laid there in a heap on that cliffside, my body broken, bloodied and battered, never once did I think, “This is one of the best things to ever happen to me and will lead me down a path of personal and professional fulfillment.” But that’s what happened, and WordPress is among the biggest …

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Carl Alberto

WordPress Set Me Free

Contributor: Carl Alberto

I’m Carl Alberto, a work-from-home WordPress web developer based in Antipolo, Philippines. I hope my story will inspire people that came from schools that don’t teach too much technical stuff and people that are coming from remote or not highly developed places It won’t be a hindrance in getting a good WordPress related job. Web …

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Kayla Jenkins-Medina

Custom is not Synonymous with Expensive

Contributor: Kayla Jenkins-Medina

My name is Kayla Jenkins-Medina. I’m a mother of two, a wife, a banker, a blogger and a WordPress enthusiast. Do you know what that means? It means I’m a pretty busy woman. MY LIFE AS IS I live in one of the only 2 non-island countries in the Caribbean, Belize. It’s bordered by Mexico …

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