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”

352 days. This is how long it’s taken me to write, and publish, another post. Not proud of that stat. I’ve written a few posts in that time, some short and some very long. They’re still in my drafts. I’ve since taken on a new role at work with a lot more responsibility and that’s changed my outlook on a few things. I’ve learnt a lot by doing and by listening to a few great people. I’ve come to realise that some of what I…Continue Reading “352 Days Later”