So I went to my first ever WordCamp this weekend… WordCamp Tampa to be exact (@WordCampTampa). It was pretty damn cool. If you were there, you’re awesome.
I’ll be attending many more of these shindigs in the future. If one is being held in your area, be sure to let me know. I just might make the trip.
Remember back in the day (or recently, depending on what type of “adult” you are) when you’d wake up with the worst hangover and declare that you’d never, ever drink alcohol again? Well, I’ll never freelance WordPress theme designs again. Never again, I tell you!
Whatever your skill is, work on it every day. Think about it. Do it. Learn about it. Whatever. Do this for years. Make it a lifestyle.
The internet is awesome because of its reach. That means it doesn’t matter if you’re selling fuzzy socks or software, you can use the internet to get it done. Tap into your skills and use leverage provided by the internet to make a living. Your creativity and willingness to take risks will bridge the gap between real world talent and cyber world profits.
Plugins don’t slow your site down. Bad code (which includes extra, unnecessary code) slows your site down. Bad code can exist in a plugin. Bad code can exist in a theme. 25 well-coded and useful plugins beats one block of bad code in a functions.php file. So shut it.