You may have noticed lately as I talk about the next iteration of Do the Woo, the focus has been on the WooCommerce builder community. This is the first of several posts I will be sharing with daily (except the weekend) until the official launch on Oct 6th.
What is the Woo Builder Community?
It sounds like anyone who has built with WooCommerce. Well, yes and no. In my eyes, it’s the developers, designers and those who build products and services for WooCommerce. My new site will reflect this change in focus, more content for the builder community, less for the beginner DIY’er or store owner.
Connecting the Woo Builder Community
This is the tagline of the new site. You will notice the lack of the word ‘educating.’ If you have followed me, you know that’s been my mantra for more than a decade— in both the WordPress and WooCommerce spaces. Now that doesn’t mean the new site doesn’t educate. It’s just a different approach.
Think about this. There is a smaller, hardcore community of WooCommerce builders who have been in the space for a while, built successful businesses and converse with each other. Then there are all the other builders who are new to or just entering the Woo ecosystem. My job will be to connect them to each other. That means helping them to understand what drives this community and how those who have been in it for some time are thinking.
BobWP: Bringing Woo Builders Together
Why can I do this? I’m not a developer. I have not built Woo plugins or themes. Nor do I have any intention on doing so. I have designed sites, but not specific WooCommerce stores.
But I feel there are some things working for me.
- I have been immersed in the Woo ecosystem since its release in 2011. I have known the team at WooThemes since 2008.
- I have written tons of content based on WooCommerce for more than 6 years.
- I have built a known and trusted brand in the ecosystem.
Most importantly, I am a connector by nature. I just happen to use various content tools such as posts, tutorials, podcasts, videos, etc. I also know a lot of people in the ecosystem. A lot of them I have known for years and have built friendships with.
I have what a lot of people tell me are my superpowers, and this new opportunity gives me a chance to use them.
In the end, I see this new iteration of the Doo the Woo as my ultimate sweet spot.
That’s it for now. I suggest you sign up for updates below if you haven’t already. And watch for more to come— and the official launch date early in October.