πŸŽ™οΈ I had a decent amount…

πŸŽ™οΈ I had a decent amount of time to listen to podcasts this week, including a few that are new to my rotation. Here are the best “new to me” podcasts I've found:

  • WPandUP‘s #PressForward podcast had an episode with a lot of insight on the importance of sleep. In another recent episode, Carrie Dils talked about on her turbulent year and significant life changes in 2018. The latest episode features Corey Miller on the subject of being open about depression.
  • Speaking of Carrie, Β she had a great chat with Tonya Mork about balancing the human costs of automation on the latest Office Hours podcast. An important takeaway from Tonya: β€œFrom the customer point of view, when we go too far with automation, it can isolate them to where they don’t see the humanity in your business.”
  • Miriam Goldman, an organizer of WordCamp Ottawa and lead developer at Pondstone Digital Marketing, was featured on the BoldLife podcast. Want to increase diversity in your speakers and attendees at WordPress events? Miriam's experience and advice on this subject are well worth your time.
  • Women in WP talkedΒ with Mary Job about the growing Nigerian WordPress community.
  • In a “hasty treat” (read: short episode) of Syntax, Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski talk about why it's good as a developer to know your weaknesses β€” including how and when to address them.
  • I've been trying to fill the void of WordPress development podcasts, so I checked out the Pressing Matters show. I highly recommend it! The latest episode considers how developers and small plugin companies should decide what features to focus on and how to keep track of customer feedback and requested features.
  • The relatively new Yo! podcast is very entertaining. It's an interview show with Rob Hope, who is (among other things) the creator of onepagelove.com. He has already talked with some people you know, like John O’Nolan, founder of Ghost. The latest episode with Steve Schoger is worth a listen. They discuss reacting to pricing complaints, marketing channels, and viral design tip Tweets.

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