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It’s time to level up as a developer

I’ve been somehow involved in web development for almost a decade. Longer if you count the Tripod website I built in HTML in 1998 and the various sites I built using Dreamweaver for a college class in 2002. In a professional capacity and in my spare time, I’ve been doing front-end web development since 2008.…

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WordCamp US 2016 recap: thank you for the seat at the table

Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend WordCamp US. I attended last year, and this was the last time it would be right in my backyard. WordCamp US is the big, national WordPress conference that takes place annually. Designers, developers, trainers, users, and fans of WordPress descend into one location for networking, sessions,…

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Cold hard realities and a craving for something unexpected

Over the last four months that I’ve worked as a freelancer, I’ve learned quite a bit. Some cold hard realities have sunk in. I grossly underestimated how many contacts I would need for steady referral work and how much time put in I would need for steady referral work. I didn’t think it would be…

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Taking the leap was worth it

I’ve come to a decision, which was tough to make because of how badly I wanted this. I took the leap last June to go into full-time freelancing. I have now learned how incredibly tough it is to turn it into a business that will sustain me financially. I haven’t put in nearly enough of…

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Reflections on my 36th birthday

Well, it’s official. I’ve made it 36 times around the sun. I feel peace, purpose, and gratitude. What I experienced this past weekend helped bring back parts of me that I’m really happy to have again. I went down to Richmond, VA where I grew up to hang out with my two best friends since…

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