Me: Self Hosted!

< 1 minute read I finally made the move from WordPress.com to becoming self-hosted. I was able to bring all my old posts, pages, categories and tags, images and other media, and even subscribers. So if you were subscribed to my .com blog before, you’re now automatically subscribed to this new self-hosted one. I have yet to pretty it […]

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Is Blogging in Conflict with Privacy? (Or, How to Effectively Use Password-Protected Posts)

4 minute read I enjoy blogging but I’ve had mixed feelings about sharing details about others that they might not want to be so publicly accessible. In this post I’ll describe my thoughts on blogging vs privacy, and how I balance the two. What Is The Purpose of a Blog Anyway? I’ve written an entire post on this, […]

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The 5 Promises of User-Led Software Development

5 minute read It’s easy for WordPress plugin developers to be endlessly chasing “modern best practices” and building features they love, but actual users don’t care about. Over the past few months, I’ve been experimenting with a development methodology that avoids waste and stays focused on users’ priorities. I call it “Lazy Software Development,” and this is how it works…

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Gratitude Journal February 2019

2 minute read New baby Elise. She arrived just over two weeks ago. She had a bit of jaundice, but is doing well now. Healthy little baby! I’m currently enjoying a baby snuggle while typing this out Midwives Jane and Talia. It was really nice to have them checking in and taking care of her. They’ve done a […]

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Why I Blog

2 minute read Why do I bother writing down my experiences, opinions, and things I’ve learned? Here’s some thoughts: Share Knowledge It always bugs me when there is “common knowledge” that isn’t available online. When you know something and its not available online, you’re forcing everyone else to relearn it the hard way. Sharing it with others just […]

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How to Make Horrible Software Comparisons

3 minute read Software comparison articles can be helpful, but most are horrible. They should educate, compare, and recommend. But usually, they’re just filler words that convey no actual meaning. Here are some common mistakes of horrible software comparisons… Universally Picking a Winner It’s ridiculous to pick a universal winner. Eg, if you’re comparing Event Espresso to EventBrite, […]

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Why We Write

2 minute read   Stumbled upon a subtly opinionated video about “Why so Many People Want to Be Writers” which really got me thinking. The gist is this: we write because we don’t talk. We feel like we have ideas that aren’t being heard by loved ones, so we write them down, hoping someone, somewhere, will respond. …Not […]

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The Digital Dark Age & Your Blog

5 minute read We are living in the digital dark age. Wikipedia says: the digital dark age is a lack of historical information in the digital age as a direct result of outdated file formats, software, or hardware that becomes corrupt, scarce, or inaccessible as technologies evolve and data decays. Another way to say that: did you think […]

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