9 years of WordPress.com

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. I’ve learned a lot about writing for the…

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Building communities one pixel at a time

There are a million things I love about my job, but the thing I love the most (right now at least) is that it gives me a way to help people use technology to realize their own dreams and the dreams of their communities.  I wasn’t able to be in Detroit for this project, but I spend…

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A Day in the Life

This post is part of a series describing what Automatticians do on a daily basis. You can read more posts like this by following the tag #a8cday on WordPress.com and Twitter. 7:30 AM:  This is when I intend to get up.  If I set the coffee pot to brew the night before, I often manage…

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That’s How I got to Automattic 

Several events have converged over the last week or so that have resulted in this wildly overdue “How I became a Happiness Engineer” post. One is you may have noticed my blog has a shiny new domain name.  My employer, Automattic, is the company behind the new .blog  top level domain and they gave each…

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