• How to Apply to Speak at an Event

    How to Apply to Speak at an Event

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    It can be hard to know quite how to apply to speak at an event; filling out a call for speakers or speaker application can be so daunting. So I’m going to walk you through how to go through each part of the process and set yourself up for success! (Note that your mileage may […]

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  • State of the Word 2021: Allie Edition

    State of the Word 2021: Allie Edition

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    So, State of the Word happened last week. Just in case you don’t know, State of the Word is the annual address given by WordPress Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg. It’s where he prepares a bunch of statistics and demos that provide a high-level review of the past year for WordPress and a sneak peek at what’s […]

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  • How to Create a Winning Freelance Project Proposal

    How to Create a Winning Freelance Project Proposal

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    One of the things I struggled with the most when I first started freelancing was how to win clients. Maybe you find someone who is interested in you, or you get an inquiry. That’s great! But how do you seal the deal? So much of that comes in at the proposal. As a freelance designer […]

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  • Why Every Freelancer Needs Admin Day on their Schedule

    Why Every Freelancer Needs Admin Day on their Schedule

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    Now that I’ve been pivoting back into freelancing full time, I am dusting off a lot of my old systems. One of my favorites – Admin Day! What is admin day? Admin Day is a full day where you don’t do anything else but take care of your freelance business. You prioritize all the things […]

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  • Outward, Not Upward

    Outward, Not Upward

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    It’s been difficult to make sense of the fact that 2020 was one of the best years of my life. While the world fell apart and there was plenty to hate about those 12 months, I personally experienced a record of personal and professional highs. From getting married to being offered my dream job. 2020 […]

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  • My Experience on the WordPress 5.6 Release Team

    My Experience on the WordPress 5.6 Release Team

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    I strongly wanted, to contribute to WordPress since attending WordCamp US in 2019. That was the first contributor day I’d ever attended; I was usually to exhausted and burned out at the end of the weekend to attend others. Unfortunately and fortunately, I ended up spending that contributor day doing other things. I spent about […]

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  • Why I’m Not Appearing on 70% of WordPress Podcasts

    Why I’m Not Appearing on 70% of WordPress Podcasts

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    A few months ago, I decided I would not appear on podcasts or other interview-style mediums unless: A) It was a work obligation where I was directly representing my company. B) The podcast/interview was hosted/co-hosted/produced by a person from an underrepresented group. In my “How to Be a WordPress Ally” blog post, one of the […]

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  • Forty Hours

    Forty Hours

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    This past week, I logged a full 40 hours of work for the first time since starting at WP Buffs in April. Putting in 40 hours a week for most people is a chore, not necessarily an accomplishment. But for me, it’s something worth celebrating. I’m finally in a place where my mental health will […]

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  • Remote Work Thoughts for People Who Suck at Remote Work

    Remote Work Thoughts for People Who Suck at Remote Work

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    Working at home is the “new normal” for a lot of people. If you suck at WFM, these thoughts are for you.

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  • WCPHX 2020

    WCPHX 2020

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    Supercharging Your Maintenance Packages Here are the links to my slides!

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