I was on WordPress Weekly!

Last Friday I had the immense pleasure of joining Jeff Chandler on WPTavern’s WordPress Weekly podcast along with WPShout‘s new owners, Fred and David of PressUp Inc.

It was my first time being on a WordPress podcast (and hopefully not my last!), and it was great fun — we chatted for 45 minutes about the history of the site, how it’s worked out for me, some of the lessons learned (spoiler — don’t publish irresponsibly) and what Fred and David have in store for the future of the site.

Jeff had the podcast set up through a live-streamed Google Hangout which did lose connection halfway through, but thanks to Jeff’s ninja-editing skills you’d never know. It was great fun recording and if you need your fix of WordPress news but in audio format, it’s well worth a listen.

Check out the interview over on WPTavern.

I went to uni and I liked it

I’m now into my fourth week of University (what you’d call College in the US of A; henceforth known as “Uni”). Starting Uni has always been something I’ve been expected to do, and for a long time something I had doubts about.

The ten months I spent at Miniclip last year were amazing — both in terms of the sheer amount of stuff I learned and the practical, hands on experience I got — and when you’re in a job getting stuff done and enjoying it, it makes sense to just double check that leaving to spend three years not working is actually a good idea.

I asked that question and, to be honest, never really got a wholly satisfactory answer. Everyone told me that Uni would be the best three years of my life (oh hey, Ben; not to over-hype it or anything) and that it’d be amazing, but nobody could really tell me why.

Still, I figured I might as well give it a go and if I didn’t enjoy it, I didn’t have to stay.

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