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 turns we take in our biz reflect our philosophy: live each day and take one step at a time. It’s not that I don’t plan anything, I just prefer staying flexible and taking advantage of each moment in time.
What You May Already Know for 2018
I have shared in various posts what’s coming up in 2018. A mix of this and that, including:
Sponsored Content Says Goodbye
This is no big secret. All of our podcasts are now sponsor-free (as well as all of our content).
Do the Woo Podcast Returns
Our current BobWP eCommerce Show started as the Do the Woo Podcast. Well, the Doo the Woo podcast is coming back on the 8th this month. And it’s all around WooCommerce.
I wrote a post on this very subject. We will see.
BobWP Backer Emerges
Recently, our business model has pivoted to what we like to call, BobWP Backer. Essentially, it will drive all of our content in 2018.
Guest Posts on Sundays
A bit ago I announced that we would start having guest posts on Sundays. Our goal is to mix things up a bit here on the blog. The posts will be by invite only, so don’t start composing that email. We will see how this goes. It’s a matter of coordinating everyone’s busy schedules to make this happen. So watch for those semi-regular Sunday guest posts.
Hints for a Content Marathon—and WordCamps
January 30th and 31st
I’ve hinted that something special is happening those two days. Imagine a 48-hour BobWP Marathon. Think BobWP Backer and tons of content. That’s all you get for now.
A Second Site
This is no major epiphany. We are simply moving over what we had called our plugin shop to a new site. In fact, you may not even have even known it existed as we didn’t promote it a lot. Well, there are a few reasons we are doing this and that will be explained in a post this week.
This year, I was able to attend WordCamp Miami, WordCamp Orange County, WordCamp Portland, WordCamp Seattle and WordCamp US thanks to Bluehost, Avalara and some very cool peeps and businesses in the WordPress community. In 2018, I am shooting for WordCamp Miami again, and of course, WordCamp US will also be on my radar. Likely I will also make Portland and Seattle as they are my local Camps. Other than that, no plans.
My preference is hanging at home near the ocean enjoying good food and old movies with Judy and our rescue cat Chester. Home is where my heart is. Also, if I were traveling around, I wouldn’t have time to create all this content for you.
And All the Rest of the Stuff
The title of this post implies that I don’t always plan for everything. Sure you can see what we have in place, but also both Judy and I do live in the moment, so you never know what else will come up in the new year, or what will change.
So here’s to 2018.