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  • Scott 12:03 am on April 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    I’ve been reading The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work, and aside from all sorts of other inspirational stories and ideas about workplace culture that make Automattic sound like an incredible place to work, I also enjoyed this annotation that pointed me to a blog post by Matt Mullenweg (the company’s founder).

    There’s so much to take in that I could seriously write for days about everything I’ve read so far, but for now I just wanted to share this one quote that really stood out to me about blogging in general…

    I used to think constantly about building an audience for my blog but now my attitude is that if I’m not blogging for myself it’s not worth it.

    This hit home for me because I honestly go back and forth with a lot of my writing projects, admittedly when they’re not rising in popularity as much as I’d like. I often have the internal debate about whether I’m writing for me or for my potential audience … and I know in my heart that the former has to lead because, really, what’s the point if other people love what you’re doing, but you don’t???

    My blog is one project that has really always been for myself because I just use it as a space to write pretty much whatever I want, unfiltered, and it’s exciting to see it approaching the 1,000,000-word mark after having written it now for some 16 years!

    Anyways, I guess my point is just that even as long as I’ve been writing, it’s always nice to stumble across a random affirmation that writing for yourself first and foremost is a perfectly fine perspective to take. 😉

  • Scott 3:54 pm on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    My absolute favorite thing in the world right now is listening to Christopher singing Shake It Off! in the backseat.

  • Scott 1:26 pm on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: troubleshooting, ,   

    Boy, troubleshooting which plugin hosed the wp-admin section of a WordPress multisite install SUCKS!!!

    • Scott 1:30 pm on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I recently just updated to PHP 7.2, so I’m guessing one of these things is using something that’s no longer supported … but which one???

      • Scott 1:43 pm on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Found it! Stupid pro upgrade helper plugin for NextScripts SNAP for social network auto-posting. I’ve had more and more problems with this plugin either not recognizing the license I paid for or just not auto-posting altogether … maybe it’s finally time to find a better solution!

  • Scott 2:46 am on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , kindle, reading   

    I love the idea of being able to follow annotations through links while you’re reading, but man, is the web browsing experience on the Kindle just awful!

    Particularly when redirects or lots of links to accidentally tap are involved – hopping back and forth between pages is so tedious. 🙁

    I suppose this is frustrating because the general reading experience on the Kindle is otherwise pretty amazing. 😛

  • Scott 4:01 pm on April 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ponderings   

    Why do they bother putting an expiration date on croutons – aren’t they basically just really stale bread anyways???

  • Scott 1:52 am on April 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s always frustrating when I get interrupted while I’m trying to write, but there’s something immensely satisfying as a father just sitting next to my son’s bed to help him fall asleep.

  • Scott 1:51 pm on April 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

    If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

    Milton Berle
  • Scott 9:01 pm on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Here’s a picture of Christopher on his new giant duck float – it was raining outside, so it’s swimming in the living room instead of the pool…

  • Scott 7:30 pm on April 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    This is my very first P2 post! Inspired to give it a shot after spending the weekend reading about all things Automattic – intriguing, to say the least. 😉

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