Entrepreneur, WordPress integrator, SEO strategist, and a not-so-horrible writer

Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp San Diego

The inaugural WordCamp San Diego was held July 16 and who should attend but Mr. WordPress himself, Matt Mullenweg. I was on the edge of my seat, like a fanboy at Comicon (okay, not that bad), listening to his responses during the townhall-style Q&A session at the end of the WordCamp. I have to say,… Continue Reading

How To Choose A Hosting Provider (In 6 Easy Steps)

I read an article today of all the factors to consider when selecting a hosting provider. They asked readers to consider 19 dimensions when making their decision. Yikes! Who would weigh that many considerations, especially when hosting is relatively commoditized? In response, I’ve put together my own easy six steps to use when selecting a… Continue Reading

WordPress is Missing an Obvious Revenue Stream

Talking with a friend the other day, a simple idea hit me like a lightning bolt: WordPress (Automattic) has completely missed the boat on an obvious revenue stream. Why doesn’t have a ThemeForest/CodeCanyon-style marketplace? Apple has the App Store, Android has the Marketplace. Why doesn’t WordPress have the Last Word? The Word? The SolutionPress?… Continue Reading

Of Debt Ceiling Checks & Political Chicken

I am hating Congressional Republicans more and more. This debt ceiling nonsense is just that: nonsense. Why? The problem is man-made. (By having a Debt Ceiling check in the first place) It is artificial. (Why can’t we just raise the ceiling again?) Republicans have a long history of rubber stamping the debt ceiling increase. Same… Continue Reading