Consolidation through mergers and acquisitions isn’t the only big business story in WordPress. Partnerships are increasing too. Founders investing in founders. Product companies and agencies expanding their own ecosystems. Informal partnerships to protect common interests. There are a lot of ways to grow on your own terms in WordPress.
Accessibility at WCUS, at least for me, was frustrating at best, and tear-inducing at my lowest point. We need to do better as a community.
At our Post Status Member Huddle before WCUS, the volume of the room was an indication of all of this as it consistently got louder and louder with people just happy to see each other.
I’m really pleased to announce Elementor as our newest Global Sponsor at Post Status. I got to meet Itamar Ronen and team at WCEU this summer and enjoyed hearing what they are doing. Additionally, I keep hearing so many great things coming out of Israel with tech, where Elementor is based, and like CloudWays, they…
It’s the ultimate marketing goal: something you create “goes viral.” As marketers, we watch things gain popularity quickly- seemingly overnight – and dream of anything we do having that same level of success.
What if it’s not between open and closed but centralized and decentralized?
WordPress needs more and better conversations. Respect, cooperation, and appreciation for each others’ roles even across differences and real disagreements — is it possible?
This week Dan and I talked with Post Status member Lesley Sim of Newsletter Glue about refining our tedious and time-consuming newsletter workflow here. (I’ve been doing it for the last couple of weeks and it’s a bear!)
In order to be productive, happy, and healthy, we often define our lives in terms of space: physical space, emotional space, and time.
WordPress is an amazing community, but if you’ve been in it for long, it can be a bit rough too. We are one big messy family. For the overwhelming majority of my time in it, I’ve found the most incredible people. But sometimes it can feel brutal if you let it. Last week, I talked…
Professionally, if I named one key element to my success it would be my relationships. I can trace every “big” or “successful” thing I’ve done to mutually generous healthy friendships. That’s also the key to Post Status being what it is — it’s all about the relationships that form and strengthen there as we give…
We are hosting Two Weekly Post Status Member Huddles now. Huddles open time and space for our community of peers designed for camaraderie and connection for all WordPress Professionals, even if you’re not a member yet.
Today Cory took the lead on the Post Status newsletter release and joined Dan in co-authoring the introduction to it, which we usually share here. Some thoughts on newsletter integration, Newsletter Glue, Newspack, and the challenges facing plugin owners at WordPress.org in trying to determine the true size of their potential customer base.
Can WordPress’s heavy reliance on volunteerism be offset or better supported by those most able to subsidize the work of others and their access to events? Do the largest WordCamps serve well, in their current form, as signature industry events that developers, product owners, and investors outside WordPress can recognize as such? Can the upper, middle, and lower markets within the WordPress ecosystem find mutual benefit through the things they share in common?
Coming soon: the Post Status Index, an EMEA Huddle requested by our European members, and my talk about the importance of taking time off. Also, our door is always open for members of Underrepresented in Tech and anyone who finds the cost of membership a barrier to joining us. If you work professionally in WordPress or want to, we want you here!
In the past, I often thought how cool it would be to take time off, but I never got serious about actually taking a sabbatical. There always seemed to be a fire I had to put out, or something else to worry about, or some other excuse that pushed it away as a distant dream.
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