Thoughts on Side Projects and Family

If you don’t know John Saddington, entrepreneur, software engineer, indie developer, and family man, you need to stop right now and go read his blog. The whole thing. I’ll wait. Ok, now that you’re back, 🙂 I hope you read his most recent post on this topic. I have a huge amount of respect for … Continue reading Thoughts on Side Projects and Family

Developers Are Project Managers Too

We’ve all felt it. That tension that builds as a project get closer to launch. Maybe things are a bit behind. In many agencies, this leads to frustration between project managers and team members as each pushes back on the other. In some cases, I’ve even seen this tension lead to outright anger and arguments. … Continue reading Developers Are Project Managers Too

Growing Outside the WordPress Box

Sometimes I get too focused. I stop growing. I’ve been “head down” for the past several months. After joining Crowd Favorite, I jumped right into several projects. I also moved 800 miles from Texas to Georgia. Moving is both expensive and complex. There are licenses to update, crazy amounts of bills and lots of records … Continue reading Growing Outside the WordPress Box

What Putting Family First Actually Means

Disclaimer: I realize, up front, that not everyone is in the position that I am. Not everyone values the same things I do. Nor does everyone believe the same things that I do. But you, dear reader, are on my personal blog. You have been warned. 🙂 There’s been a lot of tweets, chatter, blog … Continue reading What Putting Family First Actually Means

5 Best Practices for Nonprofit Websites

The web is an increasingly crowded place. Getting your message out in the sea of other website and connecting with potential volunteers and donors is becoming increasingly difficult. That isn’t even counting the other forms of media that fill our eyes each day. While there is no silver bullet to slaying the perfect website dragon, … Continue reading 5 Best Practices for Nonprofit Websites

Why Your NonProfit Needs A Website

Your organization, church, nonprofit needs a website. If you don’t already believe that, it is my hope that I can help convince you. In today’s highly competitive market for nonprofits and the finite amount of donation dollars available, those with clear, consistent, strong digital platforms are winning the day. Take a look at organizations like … Continue reading Why Your NonProfit Needs A Website

July Is WordPress NonProfit Month

Let’s face it, there are a lot of really bad nonprofit websites out there. I mean really, really bad. But there are also some great examples of building a platform, a brand and an audience online in order to fulfil a mission and support a cause. That’s why I’m dedicating July as WordPress nonprofit month. … Continue reading July Is WordPress NonProfit Month

What Getting Rid of 50% Of My Stuff Is Teaching Me About Building A Business

To prepare for our upcoming move, my family and I got rid of almost half of our stuff. This may seem like we went crazy, but it is leading us to a more fulfilling life and an easier move. But above and beyond that I’m learning a huge lesson in my business. Getting rid of … Continue reading What Getting Rid of 50% Of My Stuff Is Teaching Me About Building A Business