Job Change and WordCamping

I haven’t blogged a whole lot and haven’t had the chance to provide many updates. The past few months have been a complete whirlwind, and I haven’t had much time to take a moment and just breathe.

I had a recent job change where I had an opportunity to accept a position at 10up as a Senior Web Strategist! I am extremely excited to be working with the 10up team. I’ve started working at 10up a few weeks ago, and it is blowing my mind how sharp the entire team is. The accounts team I work on is very close knit, and deeply supportive in helping me ramp up. Hopefully I won’t annoy them too much. 😉

For those of you who have heard my ranting and ravings about WordPress support over the years, I’ve always wished I could be in the position of sitting in the same room with folks during the initial phase of building a WordPress site. Being in a support role across three different WordPress companies, I didn’t get to talk to WordPress customers until they’ve made the implementation decisions – sometimes bad ones, and it was difficult to entangle many issues.  Now I finally have that opportunity!

The work has already been blowing my mind. The conversations I have with business owners about using WordPress are deeply educational, and I am grateful for the exposure. 10up’s clients all have different stories, and different challenges. It amazes me how well the various teams at 10up adapt themselves to each project, accommodating every need the client has, and answering every challenge that crops up. 10up really goes out of their way to immerse themselves in the inner workings of every company we work with, which creates a deep bond of trust between 10up and the client.

I am also excited to be going to WordCamp Philly, where I will put on my “support hat,” and talk about how to NOT blow up your site……

…Yeah I know…do as I say, not as I do. 😉  I have worked in a support capacity for over 15 years, and I have done a fair bit of damage across the internet.

So if you are planning on showing up to WordCamp Philly, come say hello! I’m the nerdy looking guy with the bald head, wearing a 10up shirt.