It’s Not About Luck
“If you’re going to tell me about all the good luck I’ve had to get to where I am, then are you also going to talk about the bad luck I had to overcome to get here?”~Michelle Frechette to Allie Nimmons on the Underrepresented in Tech podcast
A few weeks ago on an episode of the Underrepresented in Tech podcast, Allie Nimmons and I talked about the hard work that goes into being able to do some of the things we have done (speak at WordCamp Asia, for example).
It’s always been interesting to me how people see me speak at a WordCamp and say “you’re so lucky you get to do that.” Privilege aside (and I do acknowledge my privilege), luck had very little to do with me getting to where I am. Or for any accomplishment of any other person in our community. Indeed, there has been a lot of hard work, participation, and drive to do things like podcasting, speaking, and to have the roles that each of us in the community has.
So today I’m acknowledging all of your hard work and efforts to be where you are and have achieved what you have achieved. I know it wasn’t luck. I see your struggles. I see how you’ve earned your success. And I know what it takes to get to where you are – and where you’re going.
In the Spotlight
Post Status professional member Marcus Burnettte is in the spotlight this week. Marcus Burnette is a WordPresser with GoDaddy Pro, team co-rep for the Photos team, a podcaster, and first-and-foremost, a family man.
Join Us on Meetup
Join the Post Status meetup here: meetup.com/post-status/ and then RSVP for the meetups that best meet your needs (one, two, or all three). March’s meetups will be posted soon!
- Podcast: Press the Issue Openverse, Block Styling and WordPress 6.2
- Podcast: WPWatercooler – Nothing is certain but CPTs & taxes
- Podcast: The WP Minute – Cloudfest WordPress hackathon, changes at Yoast, and “thanks” to the plugin team
- WordCamp Bogota March 31
- WordCamp Switzerland April 1
- YoastCon May 11
- WordCamp Europe June 8-10
Check out more WordPress events on WP.Events, a site I curate through StellarWP.
Photo of the Week
Today’s photo of the week comes from Shinya B on WordPress Photos.