Mental Health

Remote Working – Ask me anything

Jenny Wong presenting her talk Remote Working - Ask me anything

COVID has made many of us remote workers. Some of us have already been remote working, and for others, it is a new experience. Jenny has been remote working for 6 years and will be coming online to share her set up, habits, and answer any questions people have about making remote working more comfortable …

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How I improved my sleep patterns with WordPress

The landscape of computing always changes, at the beginning webservers were found in the basements of companies, then in data centres, along came virtualisation and now cloud or serverless. A factual history but a boring discussion. As a pioneer of high availability websites for Sport including the Olympics, from a server in a house in …

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WordPress, the Community and Your Mental Health

Back in 2009 I discovered the power of WordPress. In 2012 I met the WordPress community. In 2016 I relied on the community! Let’s have an honest discussion about the challenges of running your WordPress business. Building your own business, no matter what size, can be one of the most rewarding, satisfying and freeing experiences …

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No one said it would be _this_ hard…

The challenges of running a one-person business are many and varied.  The impact on my mental health caused by the isolation, the negative physical health implications from the lack of movement and the desire to grow in business health are just some of the reasons for me talking about WP&UP. A new non-profit supporting the …

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WordPress By Subscription

The recurring business model that saved my business (and my sanity). A profitable ‘micro’ 13-year-old web development business was close to failure…2 years on, I share with you how I turned this around, with WordPress at the ‘Core’ of my new recurring business model. The mess I was in, the lessons learned, the happy ending …

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