I got this note the other day reminding me that I started using WordPress.com 9 years ago.

The friend I was helping set up his site still uses the same theme, so you can see the first post almost exactly the same way it looked in 2009.

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I’ve learned a lot about writing for the web and the internet in general since then, but through the whole journey WordPress.com was with me.  I wrote about how much I loved my WordPress.com site in 2011, even though everyone knew “real” websites were self hosted.

I never expected when I started this journey that I’d work for Automattic someday, but I am thankful everyday that this is where I’ve ended up.

If you also love WordPress, and think you might like to join me, We are hiring!

 

Posted by:Maureen Carruthers

Smart. Kind. Funny. At least that's the goal. I care about encouraging girls to consider STEM careers, helping nonprofits be the best they can be, cats, and German-style boardgames.

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