Essays

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….

A Journey of Resilience

The Beginning Back in 2001, while still in high school, I had an internship at the state governor’s cabinet, which had a staff of around 300 people. I fixed computers and printers, installed Windows, set up networks, and so on. Then, at the beginning of 2003, the governor’s term ended, and my internship was ending…