Camping in the Pacific Northwest

We are spending some time with Amy’s family outside Seattle, Washington. This is a beautiful part of the world, with snow-capped mountains, inactive volcanos, breathtaking ocean views, beautiful lakes, and evergreen forests. Whenever we are here, we try to get away for a few days in my in-laws’ motorhome, as there’s just so much to […]

Don’t put all your eggs in someone else’s basket.

This is why you should have your own platform, under your own domain, using open source code or something you wrote yourself: When you rely on a platform built by someone else, they can change the rules anytime and affect how you reach your audience and your revenue. Luckily I wasn’t making a ton of […]

100 podcast episodes on “Project Management for the Masses”

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve gone to a conference or seminar and learn great ideas, you had good intentions, but you didn’t get the breakthrough results? Have you ever gone to training and learn new knowledge but that knowledge didn’t increase your performance? Have you ever set big goals and fell short or [
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My guest appearance on “Beyond the To-Do List”

A few weeks ago I joined fellow Automattician Dustin Hartzler as we were interviewed by our friend Erik Fisher, host of the phenomenal Beyond the To-Do List podcast. We talked about the rewards and challenges of remote work, including our workstation setup, balancing family and work, staying productive, fitness, and wearing pants 🙂 Click here […]


“A turkey is more occult and awful than all the angels and archangels. In so far as God has partly revealed to us an angelic world, He has partly told us what an angel means. But God has never told us what a turkey means. And if you go and stare at a live turkey […]

Introducing VR and 360° Content for All Sites

Originally posted on The Blog:
Virtual Reality is coming to! As of today, you can create and publish your own VR content on any site, starting with 360° photos and 360° videos (beta), and you can view regular photos and panoramas in VR. Our goal is to make publishing VR content as…


I now see this underlying idea that there’s an absolutely obvious progressive path humanity must take, and we are either on or off it.  But where are we supposed to be going?  Who decides? Truth is, progress is relative. It depends on where you want to go.  If you believe you are going in the […]

Community Recap: Automattic’s Worldwide WordPress 5K

Originally posted on The Blog:
From September 19 to September 26, we invited members of the WordPress community to join us in one of our favorite yearly traditions: the Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5K (open to runners, walkers, cyclists, and hikers — and any other type of ambulation). Here are some of the stories…


Today I started the OnRamp program to get me started with CrossFit.  If you’re not familiar with it, CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity.  It’s hard to describe, and there are those who love it and those who hate it.  In my case, I’m pumped. This is just what I […]

Field Notes: Podcast Movement 2016

Originally posted on The Blog:
Automatticians, the people who build, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do in the community. This week, we share our experience at the Podcast Movement 2016 conference. People use to share many types of…

I’m Not Moving to San Francisco :)

Since I posted that I’m now working for Automattic, many have asked me if I’m moving to San Francisco, where Automattic’s main office is. I’m not. Automattic works with a 100% distributed team, which means I’ll be working from home. The same goes for other Automatticians who live in Hawaii, Japan, Iceland, South Africa, Bangladesh, […]

Às Vezes O Bom É O Inimigo Do Melhor

Uma pequena revolução de vez em quando e’ uma Ăłtima coisa. – Thomas Jefferson Estou vendo, a distancia, as manifestaçÔes no Brasil. Tendo morado muitos anos fora, da minha varanda estrangeira eu sempre tive uma vista interessante da cultura brasileira, talvez Ă s vezes um pouco mais lĂșcida do que quando eu morava lĂĄ.  Como se […]

I’m speaking at New Media Expo 2013!

I’m absolutely thrilled to let you know that I’ll be a speaker at the upcoming New Media Expo (NMX) conference in Las Vegas. NMX is the largest, most prestigious conference and trade show for the blogging, podcasting, and WebTV industry.  Attendees from around to world will flock to Las Vegas this January to learn, share, […]

Google+ Solves Yet Another Problem

Multilingual people like me are usual in a tight spot on Facebook.  When large percentages of your list of “friends” speak different languages, how do you choose what language you will use when posting something? Facebook offers no solution to this conundrum. Google+, with its “circles,” allows you to organize your contacts in different groups.  When […]