Chetan Prajapati

Remote Work Brings Freedom

Contributor: Chetan Prajapati

આ નિબંધ ગુજરાતીમાં પણ ઉપલબ્ધ છે First of all, I want to say thank you to HeroPress for reaching out and letting so many people share their stories. I am a follower of HeroPress and read new stories every week! A few months ago my friend Juhi Patel shared her great WordPress story, and I …

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A New Sponsor: rtCamp

This last week you may have noticed a new sponsor for the essay. rtCamp is testing a new model for me, sponsoring a single essay, as opposed to the recurring model we’ve been using. It worked well enough that we have a different sponsor already for next week, which I’ll introduce then. rtCamp has been …

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Mary Job

WordPress Gave Me the Perfect Identity

Contributor: Mary Job

How it all began… I remember when cybercafés started trending in Nigeria; I had just finished high school and was awaiting my results for admittance into the university. I would spend not less than 10 hours surfing the internet every day, all my pocket money went into buying bulk time at cafes. My first email …

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Michaël Nde Tabefor

Finding WordPress in Cameroon

Contributor: Michaël Nde Tabefor

My name is Michaël Nde Tabefor, I reside in Cameroon. I grew up in the economic capital of the country surrounded by so much diversity and culture. Yet I was still very young when I developed an interest in technology, back in Primary school I had a PC at home I used to play around, …

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Sheryle Gillihan

My journey to WordPress taught me that my talents are best used elsewhere.

Contributor: Sheryle Gillihan

My first website was built using Frontpage. Then I discovered Geocities, which at the time made it easy to break and fix code and have it instantly live for others to find on the world wide web. It was an optimal learning environment for me. I learned HTML and CSS by copying, pasting, and then …

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Bianca Welds

From the Outskirts to an Insider

Contributor: Bianca Welds

WordPress wasn’t the first blogging platform I tried. My very first blog was set up using Blogspot (now Blogger). I didn’t even know I wanted a blog to tell you the truth. But let me take a step back. I am a techie. A very “untechie” techie, but a techie nonetheless. I actually went to …

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Kim Parsell, WordCampt Dayton 2014

A Family Well Loved

Contributor: Kim Parsell

There are times when I hear a story from the WordPress community and I think “That’s a HeroPress story”, whether it has been or ever will actually be posted on the site. Some stories are just so great that you think “Wow, that’s just really great”. This week’s essay is one of those stories, but …

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Tara Claeys

Paying It Forward

Contributor: Tara Claeys

I have always embraced an entrepreneurial spirit. As a kid in the 1970’s, I tagged along with my parents to craft shows on the weekends where they made and sold hand-stamped leather belts to earn extra income and I made macrame necklaces and sold those too. When I was 14 I told my dad I …

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HeroPress Logo laid over icons of contributors

Accepting Donations

Over the years people have occasionally said, “You should have a donation form; I’d like to help support HeroPress”. Recently a particularly deep conversation convinced me that allowing people to take part financially is a different, broader way for others to contribute to HeroPress. Since HeroPress doesn’t exist without its contributors, I consulted them first …

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Rodica Andronache

Be Brave and Trust Yourself

Contributor: Rodica Andronache

Beginnings I was born into a working-class family in Targoviste, a small town in Romania situated around 50 miles from the capital, Bucharest. My childhood was a normal one, mostly happy but marked negatively by the frequent conflicts between my parents. Growing up, they didn’t have much to offer to me and my brother. They …

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