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What Does WordPress 5.3 Mean for the Average User?

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

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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The Difference Between Service and Support

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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The End in the Beginning

If we’ve met within the last 3 months, you probably know that I recently started working part-time at GiveWP as a support tech. What you may not know is that this job marks the end of my own business, Pixel Glow Web Design, which I’ve working on since 2015. I spent 4 years building that […]

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How to Be A WordPress Ally

Before being a WordPress ally, how do I become an ally? Recently, I found myself explaining over and over again what my experience is as a black, queer, woman. It’s what prompted me to write this essay. And it was because people were asking me about it. It got me thinking about what it means […]

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Zen and the Art of Mental Maintenance

I have a terrible memory. I often can only remember the bare bones of something, without the details that surround it. Case in point – I remember an analogy (to anger or addiction or depression… I can’t remember now). But basically it said that this “x” factor will always be next to you, you just […]

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Why You Need Targeted Marketing – No Matter What

Targeting in marketing is extremely important – probably the most important thing about marketing. If you are trying to talk to and please everyone, you won’t actually make a connection with anyone. And making a connection is the most important part of marketing. A message that is vague or generic will most likely be ignored. […]

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Some Ways to Avoid Burnout

First of all, I’d like to commend you for opening up this post. If you’re reading this, it probably means that you or someone you know has experienced burnout and you’re curious about preventing it. If not, let’s quickly define what burnout is. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive […]

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6 Ways to Make Your DIY Website Look That Much More Professional

I am not saying that any of the tips below are better than (or just as good as) making the investment to hire a professional.  But sometimes, you just have to do it yourself until you get to the point where you can hire a pro. If that’s where you are right now, the tips […]

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The 9 Business Tools I Cannot Live Without

When you start a business or start freelancing online, it’s tough to know what tools you need and what tools are best. There is no singular answer to tell you what the “best” tool is for any given task. In reality, there are millions of tools out there specifically for web designers, graphic designers, and […]