This is a guest post from Andy McIlwainI grew up in central Ontario, just outside of Toronto. From my American friends, I’ve heard that it’s a lot like the Midwest - farms and fields and factories, blue collar jobs, honest work, a 50/50 mix of country western and classic rock blasting on the … [Read more...] about Andy McIlwain on How WordPress Changed His Life
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Well, another year gone by. As you might have noticed, I didn't write a 2017 wrap-up post. I generally don't. I'm not a reflective kind of guy or much to dwell on the past.You might consider me the glass half-full type. Looking to what's happening now and in the future. In fact, those twists and … [Read more...] about Buh-Bye 2017. What’s In Store for BobWP in 2018.
I don't typically write posts based just on a change in a WordPress-related service, but this, my friends, is an exception. My Friend Shawn at WP101 I entered the WordPress space in 2007. Shawn started WP101 in 2008. I have, over the years, helped beginners learn WordPress through workshops, … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons to Get Your WP101 Lifetime Membership by End-of-Month
For ten years we have produced content to help you grow your WordPress site. During those years, I have given dozens of free workshops and spoken at numerous WordCamps. Delivering content to you has been at the top of our lists and we don't have any plans to change that anytime soon.So I thought … [Read more...] about Be a BobWP Backer
As you know our schedule is to push out content every day, whether a post or podcast. Last couple of weeks have been spotty leading up to WordCampUS. And as we get our editorial calendar ready for the New Year, the remainder of December will be a perfect time for you to catch up on content here that … [Read more...] about December is a Time to Catch Up on Content
It's confession time.If you were at WordCamp US this year, or attended any in the past, it's likely that someone, even dozens of people, might have asked you:"What do you think of the sessions so far?"I have gotten this question many, many times. And my answer is almost always the … [Read more...] about Confessions of a WordCamp US Hallway Tracker
Yes, I am talking about RSS. Sometimes I wonder if people new to blogging even know what it is. We subscribe to newsletters that are created via RSS. Same with podcasts.Let's step back. What is the definition of RSS? According to Wikipedia, RSS is: this is the intro: RSS (Rich Site Summary; … [Read more...] about Following Blogs Using RSS. It’s Still a Good Solution.
I know,'pick your brain' is now a cliché. But as far back as the early 90s, when we started our own business, the term was alive and well.And it became a term that a lot of us service providers grew to despise.Because the call or email with the question: Can we get together for coffee? I … [Read more...] about Want to Pick My Brain for an Hour?
If everyone who was going to WordCampUS in Nashville this year were to write a pre-WordPress post, well, that would be a lot of posts. I choose to do so for two reasons. What I Get Out of WordCampUS The first reason really has two parts. 1. The Pulse of the WordPress Community and the … [Read more...] about WordCamp US: Here I Come… and What It Really Means to Me
During the life of this blog so far, Judy and I have brought you our content via text, audio and video. Picking up in the podcast arena again these last couple of years has not only given us the chance to invite experts in to chat about WordPress and eCommerce, but bring you different perspectives … [Read more...] about Perspectives on Sundays
The best-laid plans of mice and men can go awry...As you know, I spend most of my time here pushing out content through my blog posts and three podcasts. And rich, valuable content that addresses your needs is often the result of my involvement in the WordPress community and the people I connect … [Read more...] about Reaching Out to the WordPress Community to Help Me Get to WordCampUS
I always love to go to WordCamps. But WordCamp Seattle has a special place in my heart as a past-organizer, part of the team, or simply because of the people and my involvement with the Seattle WordPress community over the years. Even though I live 3.5 hours away now, I'm still a Seattle WordPress … [Read more...] about What Was Your Favorite Part of WordCamp Seattle 2017?