14 things I learned about Matt Mullenweg and WordPress at WordCampRDU

Photo via WordCampRDU

This past Saturday, I had a chance to participate in WordCampRDU. Matt Mullenweg (Ma.tt), the co-founder of WordPress and AutoMattic, was the keynote speaker at the event. After WordCampRDU several of us had a chance to spend some time with him over burgers and bbq downtown Raleigh. Matt had my full attention, as I always try to learn as much as I can from successful individuals, especially those in the online/technology world. Here are 14 things I learned about WordPress and Matt. Some were new features of WordPress, while others were reminders about existing features [...]

WordPress & Twitter: It takes 2 to make a blog go right at #WordCampRDU

Yesterday, I had the opportunity of speaking at WordCamp RDU about Twitter and Wordpress. WordCamp events are focused on the WordPress platform and the first WordCamp was held three years ago in San Francisco. Fast forward three years later in Durham North Carolina, I was excited about seeing NC host a WordCamp and the opportunity to meet Matt Mullenweg @PhotoMatt founder of WordPress. WordCampRDU was organized by Daniel Baldwin (@ldbaldwin) and was held at the School of Education on the campus of North Carolina Central.

This was my second time speaking at a WordCamp event, my first was [...]

Charlotte WordCamp: It’s all about WordPress, Design, Plugins, Promotions & Networking

This Saturday is Charlotte WordCamp also known as CLTWordCamp. The event is being organized by Creative Strategist, Jason Keath. (thanks Jason) The schedule is below and you can follow the conversation on twitter via the CLTWordCamp tag. I'm not sure about a video live stream yet but I'll see what we can work out.

As this being my first WordCamp I'm excited to join others who are passionate about WordPress. Also I'm looking forward to joining other colleges on a panel to discuss promoting and marketing your blog and the keynote session from Mark Jaquith.

If you have any questions for not [...]

Blog Promotion: Who are you pinging?

This weekend I'll be perticipating on a panel about blog promotion at WordCamp Charlotte, we're going to have conversations on differnet ways to increase your blog readership and using social media to build an audience to get your blog infront of the readers you want to stick.

For some pinging may be old school in the blogosphere but it's still needed, so I thought why not post a list of urls that I ping. Not included on the list are pinging sites such as http://pingoat.com.

What pinging services do you use?

What sites do you use to ping that's not on the list?

The List [...]