If you are acquainted with me or my WordPress work, you likely know that I am a regular on the weekly webcast the WPwatercooler. The Watercooler is a grand old time … up to 10 WordPress folk chit-chatting about WordPress-y stuff in a live-broadcast Google Hangout for a half-hour every Monday. One of my favorite […]
WCPHX 2012 was the first WordCamp I ever attended, and it changed everything. No more would I toil alone in front of my computer, with only Google and the codex to share my WordPress highs and lows. Before I even got home from Phoenix, I had found OCWP and I attended the very next meetup. […]
We closed out 2013 talking about strategies for blogging more in 2014 … which is GREAT because that is definitely one of my 2014 goals! My recommended takeaway (and my plan for 2014) … check out Write or Die (which I learned about from the epic Tiffany Han) and just force yourself to write SOMETHING.
Recently, I posted a query about session topics to a group of attendees of an upcoming indie biz conference that I’ll be speaking at. The responses I’ve received so far line up nicely with my planned curriculum, but I also received the following reply and accompanying screenshot from a crafter named NK: “I’d like to […]
Back in January I presented a session on installing WordPress at WordCamp Phoenix and it’s on wordpress.tv! I cover the basics of what WordPress fundamental hosting setup and go over three different ways to install WordPress. Then I do a step-by-step install using QuickInstall. You can see the video here: And my slides are here!
Today we filmed a lively watercooler episode about learning, and teaching, WordPress, featuring Morten Rand-Hendriksen from lynda.com and Cards Against Humanity. We talk about a lot of resources, the WordPress admin interface, the future of WordPress, and evil web developers, and I share my teaching philosophy about explaining how WordPress works before jumping into the […]
Today I presented a talk at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe called “Make It Work: Building an Awesome WordPress Website for your Small Business”. I thought I had 35 minutes, but only had 30 … and finished in 29:30! Gotta make it work! There was a lot of great Twitter feedback from attendees (thank you!), but my favorite […]
Woot, I’m speaking at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe next weekend! My talk is called “Make It Work: Developing an Awesome WordPress Website for Your Small Business.” From my description: Make It Work: Creating an Awesome WordPress Website for Your Small Businesswill provide an overview of how small business owners can easily create an effective and efficient WordPress […]
I was delighted to be a part of the second Craftcation Indie Business and DIY Conference a two weeks ago! Over four days, I presented three sessions, participated in two panels, held open office hours, and helped live-stream one of the panel sessions. I also participated in two sessions where I learned all about kombucha […]
Most of the Watercooler crew headed to WordCamp Miami this week. Chris Lema, Suzette Franck and Steve Zenghut were all speaking, and Jason Tucker tagged along for fun. Having just gotten back from two weeks of Craftcation and music video shooting, I opted out, but was still able to patch in to chat via good […]