If it wasn’t for a platform such as Mastermind.FM, I would not be able to have these wonderful opportunities. Earlier this month I interview Shep Hyken, he is a customer service and customer experience expert as well as a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author. I came across his work while watching a Facebook live stream that I mentioned in my article about support over on WP Mayor. Shep Hyken | Speaker Demo Reel from Video Narrative on Vimeo. Shep gracefully accepted…Continue Reading “I Got to Interview Shep Hyken, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author”

Cryptocurrencies are growing in popularity, especially with the massive rise of Bitcoin. I’m no expert in them, but I have invested to see what it’s all about. I won’t go into why and how I did it, but I’ll discuss where. A vital part of that investment was choosing a wallet to work with. On some recommendations, I chose to work with Kraken. I’ve used it for many months, often not understanding what’s going on and getting practically no help from their support team. Why…Continue Reading “Coinbase or Kraken?”

After my first two experiences guest hosting for Mastermind.FM alongside Donnacha Mac Gloinn, this time around I took on the opportunity to guest host alone and interview a gentleman named Ben Pines. Ben is the mind behind the Elementor WordPress page builder plugin that has grown to have over 200,000 active installs in just one year. If you don’t know what that means, let me put it this way: their team have managed to infiltrate a sector that already had a few major players that…Continue Reading “Guest Hosting with Ben Pines for Mastermind.FM”

This was an interesting one to record with Donnacha. This man doesn’t hold back in putting questions forward, and I respect that about him. I tried to answer his questions in the best way I could, and hopefully, it provides some insight to others too. We discuss many topics and get into some detail about a few, so check out the show notes to find out more. On a final note, these are some of the most creative show notes I’ve come across Episode 77…Continue Reading “Second Guest Host Appearance on Mastermind.FM”

A word of warning: This post is long, and it gets personal. If you’re not in the mood for that, you can close it now. In a previous post, I mentioned that yoga and meditation could help your anxiety. This time I wanted to share a small part of my experiences with anxiety in the past few years. To put this out there before I get started… sharing this story is one of the hardest things I’ve done. I’ve wanted to do it for well over a year,…Continue Reading “Speaking of anxiety (this gets personal)”

We’ve been working on a new project at RebelCode called EDD Bookings, a bookings extension for Easy Digital Downloads; a WordPress e-commerce system. Well, there’s already an existing version of it, but we’re rewriting it from scratch. That’s been going on for around 9 months now. It started with looking into what was wrong with the old version, gathering user feedback, building on use-cases, doing competitor research, team discussions, and much more. It continued into dev-related discussions on how the plugin should be structured, then…Continue Reading “We’re edging closer!”

This week I joined Donnacha MacGloinn as guest hosts on the Mastermind.FM podcast. We took over from James and Jean for this week to discuss some hot topics; the Gutenberg Editor, WooCommerce and the Future of WordPress. It was an interesting experience and one I’d definitely want to do again. If you can’t tell from the podcast itself, I was quite nervous to put my voice and my opinions out there. Hopefully, it went well enough for people to want to listen to it. I…Continue Reading “First Experience On a Podcast”