Some Thoughts on the New WordPress.com and Mac App

For the past few weeks I have been part of a group of beta testers of the new WordPress.com and a new WordPress for Mac desktop app developed by San Francisco–based Automattic (the WordPress-as-a-Service company). The company is part of True Ventures’ portfolio, and its founder, Matt Mullenweg, is one of my dearest friends, so I have an … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the New WordPress.com and Mac App

Woomattic

Automattic, which offers an array of publishing tools (including WordPress, Jetpack and Akismet) as a service has added commerce to its arsenal through an acquisition of Woo Commerce, which is built on and for open source WordPress based websites. The South African bootstrapped company is one of the big success stories of online commerce. More details are offered by my dear friend and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg in his blog post.

30 days of blogging

Matt Mullenweg was challenged to a 30 days of non-stop blogging on his blog. I thought it was a great idea and instead of doing it all by myself, I roped in three guys to the 30 day blog challenge. I think world needs a lot more classic blogging — from links to photos to … Continue reading 30 days of blogging

An Unbranded Life

I counted 11 brands on the counter at that exact moment: Dr. Hauschka, Orabrush, Common Good (soap), Kohler (sink), Bongio (faucet), Philips (toothbrush), Rembrandt, Royal Velvet (toothpaste), Sonos, Neorest (toilet), and Tom’s of Maine (mouthwash). My iPhone was on the counter but the Apple was covered in a WordPress iPhone case, I guess a 12th brand, … Continue reading An Unbranded Life