As I sat in the Fayetteville WordPress WordCamp this weekend, surrounded by local, and a few not-so-local, experts in the business, I realized I got to be part of one of the most unique, inclusive cultures of people-helping-people that I may have ever encountered. This year’s WordCamp in Fayetteville was a great experience that provided knowledgeable teachers (people that normally work in the business) for those ready to learn. For me, some was a refresh of information: reminders to use picture tags, pull analytics reports and watch my passive sentences. For first time WordCamp attendees, this might have been the beginning of a life changing opportunity.
I was honored to speak at this year’s conference. Attending were small business owners, nonprofit representatives, bloggers and web developers and I taught those who wanted to listen about “how to blog for nonprofits”. Michael also got to speak this year on “Speed” for the internet, covering small things you can do to speed up your website. One of the great things about a WordPress WordCamp is even if you don’t get to attend, they film everything and release it on the internet. I would invite you to find a topic or event that you want to learn about and start watching on WordPressTV (http://wordpress.tv/). It’s like a TED talk for WordPress users – very diverse and fun to watch.
Lastly, I would love to hear from you. What WordCamp video do you love or that you recommend to others?