Losing Kim Parsell #WPMOM

By Matt Pritchett | January 5, 2015

Losing someone within a community isn’t easy.  And the passing of Kim Parsell isn’t any easier.  Her life touched so many in the WordPress community and I’m sure in the local community around her that the death leaves a hole that is both painful and shocking. Kim Parsell loved the community.  That much was always…

2015: A year of Stories

2015: A Year For Stories

By Matt Pritchett | January 2, 2015

When you think of storytelling, who do you think of?  Not what, but who?  For me, it is Chris Lema.  That guy can tell an amazing story.  Not only is he a great storyteller, but his stories are compelling and interactive.  You want to respond, to share, to reach out.

2014 In Review

2014 In Review

By Matt Pritchett | January 1, 2015

So the Facebook Year in Review posts have been going around as well as the Jetpack Year in Review posts.  Since it is the last day of the year (December 31st) 2014, I figured that it was probably time to share some of my own thoughts on the year and mention a few things that…

What You Consume Matters

What You Consume Matters

By Matt Pritchett | December 21, 2014

I’ve been a big guy since my early teen years.  I kept my weight in check during high school by doing show choir (not glee, show choir, you know before it was cool).  After that, I got big.  I’m working on getting healthy now.  Seeing a dietician, my doctor and trying to be careful about what…

Why You Should Be Using Velocity Page

Why You Should Be Using Velocity Page

By Matt Pritchett | December 15, 2014

I have a hard time with plugin reviews.

How To Thrive (not just survive) A WordCamp

How To Thrive (not just survive) A WordCamp

By Matt Pritchett | August 12, 2014

Carrie Dils, a WordPress developer from Fort Worth, Texas, recently published a wonderful post about surviving a WordCamp for noobs.  I really enjoyed her post and it sparked some more thoughts from my first WordCamp experience in Spring 2014 at WCATX.  This post is in response to her post as well as in addition to.

WordCamp Austin 2014

WordCamp Austin 2014

By Matt Pritchett | May 13, 2014

Seven Years a Developer I finally did it.

Why I Love WordPress

Why I Love WordPress

By Matt Pritchett | February 8, 2013

So lately I’ve seen a lot of articles, announcements, and tweets that have been hard on WordPress and its perceived weaknesses.  Rather than replying in a defensive way through comments, replies, or email, I thought I would take the opportunity to express exactly why I, personally, love WordPress.  While I sincerely do understand that there…