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Going Back to College – Kind Of

Recently I’ve been wanting to start something new during my free time. I didn’t want to be under pressure, but I want to grow as a human. And I found out about free college courses one can take. This is very cool. I learned about it at the end of last year, and today I […]

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Grabbing HTML for an Image and Link for a Text Widget

In my job as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic, I often get asked how to add an image with a link into a widget area. This can be daunting if someone doesn’t know HTML. But that doesn’t have to deter you. There is a sneaky way to get that code, even without HTML knowledge. This […]

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Customer Service and Life Tips

Those of you in my arena know there is no other way of saying this. I have the best job in the world. For me. I have the honor of providing tech support to WordPress users around the world. And I have an amazing company behind me (Automattic) that understands that the way to provide […]

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WordCamp Buffalo

It’s not even seven a.m. On a Saturday, but I’m up and raring to go. It’s time for another WordCamp! And this one is organized by the meetup group I attend every month so it’s super-fun. Last night we had a wonderful dinner at Bada Bings in downtown Buffalo. While it was a dinner for the speakers, […]

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2015. My Year as a Speaker

We’re almost through January, and I’m still mulling over 2015, figuring out how I can move on and do better. This gets me thinking about my speaking endeavors. I’m much better at writing than presenting. I don’t even like it when people listen to me when I’m talking on the phone. So I decided to […]

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I Got a 70% in Blogging University

And I’m 100% okay with that. As many of you know, I tried my hand at poetry writing a bit ago. I’m always telling people how much I love Blogging University, and I was taking full advantage of the coursework by taking part in the Poetry class. So here’s the confession: I only did seven out of […]

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Beloved – Poetry Day 7

Something about the very word “beloved” causes a frisson in us. Out of the people that matter to you, who matters the most? Whom do you love, or whom have you loved more than anyone else? What does the word “beloved” summon up in your imagination? What songs, poems, stories, movies spring to mind? Who […]

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Fallacy – Poetry Day 6

Today, let’s write poems that are wholly illogical. Let’s see how miserably we can get reason to fail; both our reason and the reason that guides our readers. Try not to consider this prompt as a call to nonsense but rather a call to use your good (creative) sense to arrive at firmly misconstrued ends. […]