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More Business Tools I Cannot Live Without

More Business Tools I Cannot Live Without

(Please note that this article contains affiliate links. I have indicated in writing where affiliate links are being used. If there is not a mention of the affiliate relationship in the anchor text, that link is not an affiliate link.) Back in 2019, I wrote a blog...

How to Create a Winning Freelance Project Proposal

How to Create a Winning Freelance Project Proposal

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...

Why Every Freelancer Needs Admin Day on their Schedule

Why Every Freelancer Needs Admin Day on their Schedule

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...

Resources and Listicles

More Business Tools I Cannot Live Without

More Business Tools I Cannot Live Without

(Please note that this article contains affiliate links. I have indicated in writing where affiliate links are being used. If there is not a mention of the affiliate relationship in the anchor text, that link is not an affiliate link.) Back in 2019, I wrote a blog...

Diverse Stock Photography Masterlist

Diverse Stock Photography Masterlist

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...

How to Be A WordPress Ally

How to Be A WordPress Ally

This post was updated on September 26, 2022. Before being a WordPress ally, you need to become an ally. Recently, I found myself explaining over and over again what my experience is as a black, queerTo me, queer represents...

Event Stuff

How to Apply to Speak at an Event

How to Apply to Speak at an Event

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...

State of the Word 2021: Allie Edition

State of the Word 2021: Allie Edition

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...

WordCamp 2019 DEI Workshop

WordCamp 2019 DEI Workshop

“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...

Personal Musings

Outward, Not Upward

Outward, Not Upward

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...

My Experience on the WordPress 5.6 Release Team

My Experience on the WordPress 5.6 Release Team

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...

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

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

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...