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?”

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)”

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”

The 13th of August 2014 was the first time I got involved publicly in the WordPress community. The first ever post I put together was a review of the X theme on WP Mayor, and it can be found here. I can’t believe that was three years ago. I still remember writing that post, the research I did for it; everything. And to think, I’ve since written and published a total of 149 articles for WP Mayor. The time has just flown by. Although a…Continue Reading “3 Years Since Joining the WordPress Community – Thank You”

Yoga and I never really went hand in hand, and we’re still not exactly a perfect match. Yet during some mornings or evenings I find myself doing some form of it before I get to work or go to bed. I’m no expert (probably not even at the novice stage yet), but that doesn’t mean I can’t give it a go. My technique is far from average and I’ve fallen over more times than I can count, yet I still try do 15-20 minutes a few times…Continue Reading “Yoga? Me?”

The terms support engineer, happiness engineer, support team member and many more all refer to the same thing – someone who is there to help you out with any issues you’re encountering with a product, be it physical or digital. My first introduction to the world of WordPress plugin development came from support. I started working with WordPress as a content writer on a part time basis, as a freelancer. From there, I joined our plugin support team to handle basic, non-dev related questions. That led to…Continue Reading “Why working as a support engineer made me a better person”