• Public Speaking Tips That Aren’t About Underwear

    Public Speaking Tips That Aren’t About Underwear

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    Public speaking is one of the most popular fears there is. It’s believed to affect up to 75% of the population. And typically, I find typical public speaking tips to be pretty useless. Why would I want to imagine people in their underwear? How could that possibly make me feel better? I started standing up […]

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  • What Does WordPress 5.3 Mean for the Average User?

    What Does WordPress 5.3 Mean for the Average User?

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    Kirk has arrived! (I know it’s not named after this Kirk, but I can’t help myself.) WordPress 5.3 just dropped and while listening to all the buzz on Twitter, it was apparent to me that this release is special. Not just for the WordPress community, but the people on the ground using WordPress every day. […]

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  • My WordCamp US St. Louis Recap

    My WordCamp US St. Louis Recap

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    I have attended quite a few WordCamps in the last year. At each one, I’ve been integrated more and more into the wider community of WordPress. I’ve gone from imposter syndrome, to doe-eyed wonder, to critical evaluation, to leadership. WordCamp US 2019 let me look back on all that and forced me to acknowledge the […]

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  • WCUS 2019

    WCUS 2019

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    “Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space Workshop” View the Talk Slides Download the Workbook Watch Part 1 on WordPress.tv Watch Part 2 on WordPress.tv Read my recap of the entire conference I was incredibly honored to have been invited to co-organize this workshop. I was asked to do so after writing my How to Be […]

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  • I was on the WPMRR Podcast!

    I was on the WPMRR Podcast!

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    I met Joe Howard super briefly at WordCamp Miami 2019 and even though we missed out on a solid chat that day, I knew our paths would cross again one day. I recently mustered up the courage to ask for a slot on the show and he was kind enough to oblige! This podcast episode […]

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  • Diverse Stock Photography Masterlist

    Diverse Stock Photography Masterlist

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    If you use photos of human beings for any use – especially marketing – your photos need to be diverse. You need to have women, black people, overweight people, and queer people in your photos. You might be thinking, “Well, duh, I know that. But the stock photo sites don’t have photos like that.” And […]

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  • 4 Ways to Network as an Introvert

    4 Ways to Network as an Introvert

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    At this WordPress meetup, I presented the topic: 4 Ways to Network as an Introvert! As a business owner or entrepreneur, you need to know how to network. And if you’re an introvert or just don’t like tons of socializing, it can be hard to do. I’ve managed to figure out, as an introvert, how […]

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  • The Difference Between Service and Support

    The Difference Between Service and Support

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    I’ve had a lot of customer service jobs over the past 6-7 years. I worked as a cashier in a chain restaurant, front desk receptionist at a waxing salon, hostess at a club, ticket seller at a concert venue, and receptionist at a moving company. All those jobs were primarily customer service-based. And I disliked […]

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  • WCNYC 2019

    WCNYC 2019

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    “Supercharging Your Maintenance Packages” Thank you for coming! (slides can be found here.) Here are the list of links I referenced in the presentation: 6. https://wordpress.org/news/2019/09/wordpress-5-2-3-security-and-maintenance-release/ 8. https://wedointernet.net/power-up-your-wp-config/ 12. https://hetrixtools.com/ 13. https://slides.com/wolfpaw/wordpress-indieweb#/ 15. https://wp101plugin.com/ 17. https://boingboing.net/2019/08/22/its-possible-to-be-paralyzed.html

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  • Live on Branding Without the BS

    Live on Branding Without the BS

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    My good friend Megan Vaughn has a Facebook group called Branding Without the BS. She’s a total branding guru (sorry if you hate that word, but it’s true!) I’d been talking her ears off about WordCamps for the past few months. We started chatting about how WordCamps and WordPress meetups are great for any type […]

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