Ruth Raventós interviewed me for Nelio Software’s WordPress professional of the month series. We covered my work at WP Tavern, Pro WP Plugin Dev, the future of WordPress, writing, reading, and my cats.

One thing I didn’t add is that taking a full-time job at the Tavern has given me a bit more structure. When running Theme Hybrid, my life revolved around the business. There was no balance. I needed to step away from that situation. Today, I can mostly shut off my online life at night or on the weekends, and there is something freeing about that.

2021 Goals

As I look back on the past year, it is hard to believe everything that happened. I am a proud owner of a new home that sits on 2.5 acres of land. I have worked as a full-time writer at WP Tavern for over a year. Plus, so many other great … Continue reading

2020: Counting My Blessings

I thought 2019 was a whirlwind of a year. 2020 decided to blindside us all, right? No year in review post can be written without mentioning the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in passing. As much as I hate what has happened to so many families this year, it has been hard to … Continue reading

Two-Car Garage; No White-Picket Fence

I have had the headline for this post ready to go for nearly two months now. I originally expected to close on my new home in early November. But, the closing date was pushed back. Pushed back again. And, pushed back once more. You just learn to roll with it … Continue reading

I finally updated the Professional WordPress Plugin Development book page for the 2nd edition today. Yeah, it is a few months later than I expected, but at least it is done now. As always, it is a work in progress.

If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can check out the archived 1e book page.

Oreo

Eleven days. I was fully prepared to say goodbye before Oreo came back into my life. He typically likes to stay out and about but generally remains within the yard. I thought he was lost forever. But, he came back. He did shed a little weight, which might not be … Continue reading

Just Me and My Laptop: Two Years After WordPress

I am nearly two years post-WordPress. I moved my personal blog away from the software that has given me a career and provided a way to share my thoughts with the world for over a decade. But, it was never about the system. All I really needed was a keyboard … Continue reading

My new blog design is currently live. It is very much a work in progress at the moment. With luck, I will finish it this week and write a lengthier post that goes a bit more in depth on what has changed.

Thirty-Six

13,149. That’s the number of days I have been living and breathing on this world thus far. In years, that number is 36. Happy birthday to me. I recently saw a tweet from someone announcing they had reached their 15,000th day. That particular message resonated with me. Why do we count … Continue reading