• MFF 2023 Recap

    MFF 2023 Recap

    Alright, so this was the big one! No seriously, Midwest Furfest 2023 had a record attendance of 15,547 attendees who actually checked in over the weekend. It definitely felt crowded at times! But it was also really cool to see folks there for the con all over town, and even on the way to Chicago…

  • Aquatifur 2023 Was a Blast!

    Aquatifur 2023 Was a Blast!

    I had a great time at Aquatifur this year, a furry convention that takes place at a water park resort in Wisconsin Dells. I made some new friends and had a really relaxing time. I ended up talking about it a bit in my weekly vlog, and even there I left out so many weekend…

  • Photo Tour of Rochester and NYC 2023

    Photo Tour of Rochester and NYC 2023

    On 29 September 2023 I went to the Strong Museum of Play with my partner and friends. It was amazing! I absolutely recommend spending a day there if you are in Rochester, NY. On 30 September 2023 I attended WordCamp Rochester and spoke on starting your own newsletter. The event was a lot of fun…

  • WordCamp US 2023, as an Organizer and Attendee

    WordCamp US 2023, as an Organizer and Attendee

    As an organizer of WordCamp US 2023, I am overjoyed with how the event turned out. This was my first in-person WordCamp in nearly four years, and it did not disappoint. There were insightful sessions, plenty of fruitful networking opportunities, and community engagement that made this WordCamp a tremendous success. This was my first time…

  • Day 20: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

    Day 20: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

    Prompt 20/20 Blog: Sign the WordPress birthday card! https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2023/05/27/day-20-wp20-from-blogs-to-blocks/ Twenty days to celebrate twenty years of WordPress! Here are the posts that I’ve written for #WP20 to lead up to the celebration:

  • Day 19: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

    Prompt 19/20 Blog: If you could have one wish for WordPress granted, what would it be? https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2023/05/26/day-19-wp20-from-blogs-to-blocks/ This is a tough prompt! There are so many things that I would like to do with WordPress that haven’t been done yet. I suppose the one wish that I have is for the good parts of our…

  • Day 18: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

    Prompt 18/20 Blog: Download the WordPress Mobile app and post a post from the app about your experience posting from the app. https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2023/05/25/day-18-wp20-from-blogs-to-blocks/ I don’t think that I’ve ever actually used the WordPress mobile app to write before. I’ve been writing my post drafts in Notion lately. Not because I don’t like writing in WordPress…

  • Day 17: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

    Prompt 17/20 Blog: Tell us about your first or favorite contribution to WordPress. If you haven’t officially contributed yet, tell us what are you hoping to contribute in the future. https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2023/05/24/day-17-wp20-from-blogs-to-blocks/ I still remember my first core contribution to WordPress, which happened during WordCamp San Francisco 2013. At the time I was a Windows user,…

  • Day 16: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

    Prompt 16/20 Blog: Tell us your hopes (or fears) for the future of AI in WordPress. https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2023/05/23/day-16-wp20-from-blogs-to-blocks/ I am hopeful that WordPress will incorporate AI in a meaningful way. Let me adjust that: I am hopeful that the WordPress Community will incorporate AI in ways that will improve the ecosystem for everybody. From what I’ve…

  • Day 15: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

    Prompt 15/20 Blog: Share a WordPress tip or trick that has made your life easier. https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2023/05/22/day-15-wp20-from-blogs-to-blocks/ Tools that help me to write code for WordPress are among those that I’ve found most valuable. Basically, anything that will let me build out sites and plugins faster. For instance, https://generatewp.com/ lets you generate code for portions of…

  • Day 14: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

    Prompt 14/20 Blog: Share a “Two Truths and a Lie” about your experience with WordPress. https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2023/05/21/day-14-wp20-from-blogs-to-blocks/ I’m gonna go the romance route on this! Because everything comes back to queer smooching with me 😜🏳️‍🌈 Ok, now take a moment to choose the lie before scrolling down. Ready?

  • Day 13: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

    Prompt 13/20 Blog: What is your favorite website built in WordPress right now (yours or anyone else’s)? https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2023/05/20/day-13-wp20-from-blogs-to-blocks/ I know that this whole blogging experience is about celebrating WordPress, and this may feel a bit self-serving in that regard, but the Make WordPress website is a great website built with WordPress to highlight. Built with…