As I pump out endless streams of content, day after day, from posts to podcasts to whatever else crosses my path, I do so freely and without any pain.
When I add a new plugin to my site, I click activate.
Magically, I drop in a new theme and start putting the puzzles together that gives a really good semblance of a decent looking website.
I could go on and on here, but that isn’t the point of this post. I do all of this without knowing code, or having to even think about code.
But I know it’s there. And with it comes a huge respect.
Drop Into Slack Sometime
I spend a good amount of time in Slack as do most of you. A couple Slacks that I find myself in a lot is the WooCommerce Community Slack and the Making WordPress Slack. Let’s take the latter for an example.
On the WP Slack amongst several channels I peruse are these three.
Now I added those three from recommendation from my friend Anne McCarthy who you will find over at Automattic. Some of you may know her. When I asked her to suggest some channels to keep me on top of core, those were the ones she shared.
But guess what? In 95% of the posts I don’t have a clue to what they are talking about. Or, maybe, more fairly, it’s not that much. But when the devs get a chattering, and lines of code are dropped in, I stare at it with little comprehension.
That is okay.
Part of what I am there to learn and understand is the power of open source and all the amazing, bright-minded individuals, keeping the wheels turning. Needless to say, the activity, passion and dedication is a bit mind-blowing
It doesn’t matter that I don’t always know what they are talking about. It matter more that I respect what they are doing to make my like as a WordPressers easier.
And that my friends, is call RESPECT.
Disclaimer: I do know a small bit of CSS and HTML, but it’s a far cry from understanding it.