OurPDX preso for WordCampPortland

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Betsy Richter's presentation about the birth of OurPDX Network, given on 9/27/08 at WordCamp Portland

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OurPDX preso for WordCampPortland

  1. 1. And on the eighth day...
  2. 2. And on the eighth day... ...there was blog.
  3. 3. And on the eighth day... ...there was blog.
  4. 4. e n th t And on the eighth day... ...there was blog.
  5. 5. e n th t And on the eighth day... ...there was blog. ( *sorry, I can’t count...)
  6. 6. Day One: Genesis
  7. 7. Day One: Genesis
  8. 8. Day One: Genesis To-do list: Ummm, build a blog? Configure a blog? Pick a theme? Yeah, that...
  9. 9. Day One: Genesis To-do list: Ummm, build a blog? Configure a blog? Pick a theme? Yeah, that... Today’s motto: Sure, why not build yet another blog...?
  10. 10. Day One: Genesis To-do list: Ummm, build a blog? Configure a blog? Pick a theme? Yeah, that... Today’s motto: Sure, why not build yet another blog...?
  11. 11. Day One: Genesis To-do list: Ummm, build a blog? Configure a blog? Pick a theme? Yeah, that... Today’s motto: Sure, why not build yet another blog...?
  12. 12. Day One: Genesis To-do list: Ummm, build a blog? Configure a blog? Pick a theme? Yeah, that... Today’s motto: Sure, why not build yet another blog...?
  13. 13. Day One: Genesis To-do list: Ummm, build a blog? Configure a blog? Pick a theme? Yeah, that... Today’s motto: Sure, why not build yet another blog...?
  14. 14. Day One: Genesis To-do list: Ummm, build a blog? Configure a blog? Pick a theme? Yeah, that... Today’s motto: Sure, why not build yet another blog...?
  15. 15. Day One: Genesis To-do list: Ummm, build a blog? Configure a blog? Pick a theme? Yeah, that... Today’s motto: Sure, why not build yet another blog...?
  16. 16. Day One: Genesis To-do list: Ummm, build a blog? Configure a blog? Pick a theme? Yeah, that... Today’s motto: Sure, why not build yet another blog...?
  17. 17. Day Two: Sky
  18. 18. Day Two: Sky
  19. 19. Day Two: Sky To-do list: Pick a domain name. Register a domain name. Or two. Or three. Or more...!
  20. 20. Day Two: Sky To-do list: Pick a domain name. Register a domain name. Or two. Or three. Or more...! Today’s motto: Don’t name the baby Aloysius
  21. 21. Day Three: Earth
  22. 22. Day Three: Earth
  23. 23. Day Three: Earth
  24. 24. Day Three: Earth To-do list: Now that you’ve got a skeleton and a name, get some authors already.
  25. 25. Day Three: Earth To-do list: Now that you’ve got a skeleton and a name, get some authors already. Today’s motto: Talk, Talk, Talk
  26. 26. Day Four: Heavens
  27. 27. Day Four: Heavens
  28. 28. Day Four: Heavens To-do list: Set crazy goals. Find more authors. Pressure your friends and co-workers.
  29. 29. Day Four: Heavens To-do list: Set crazy goals. Find more authors. Pressure your friends and co-workers. Today’s motto: It’s who you know...and the sky is the limit!
  30. 30. Day Five: Creatures
  31. 31. Day Five: Creatures
  32. 32. Day Five: Creatures To-do list: Configure, configure, configure. Themes, plugins, spam protection, etc. etc. etc.
  33. 33. Day Five: Creatures To-do list: Configure, configure, configure. Themes, plugins, spam protection, etc. etc. etc. Today’s motto: Should have installed Maintenance Mode!
  34. 34. Day Six: Food
  35. 35. Day Six: Food
  36. 36. Day Six: Food
  37. 37. Day Six: Food
  38. 38. Day Seven: Rest? Hah!
  39. 39. Day Seven: Rest? Hah!
  40. 40. Day Seven: Rest? Hah! To-do list: All those empty pages with placeholder text? Fill them ASAP...
  41. 41. Day Seven: Rest? Hah! To-do list: All those empty pages with placeholder text? Fill them ASAP... Today’s motto: It’s about the content, stupid - not the plugins!
  42. 42. Day Eight:
  43. 43. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control!
  44. 44. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages.
  45. 45. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed.
  46. 46. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed. Waaay too much time messing with CSS and theme configurations.
  47. 47. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed. Waaay too much time messing with CSS and theme configurations. Configuring email accounts.
  48. 48. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed. Waaay too much time messing with CSS and theme configurations. Configuring email accounts. Teaching authors WordPress via email.
  49. 49. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed. Waaay too much time messing with CSS and theme configurations. Configuring email accounts. Teaching authors WordPress via email. Setting up publicity for “official launch.”
  50. 50. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed. Waaay too much time messing with CSS and theme configurations. Configuring email accounts. Teaching authors WordPress via email. Setting up publicity for “official launch.” Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah.
  51. 51. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed. Waaay too much time messing with CSS and theme configurations. Configuring email accounts. Teaching authors WordPress via email. Setting up publicity for “official launch.” Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Moral of the story: I’m spending the first kid-free Saturday in a month doing *this*?
  52. 52. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed. Waaay too much time messing with CSS and theme configurations. Configuring email accounts. Teaching authors WordPress via email. Setting up publicity for “official launch.” Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Moral of the story: I’m spending the first kid-free Saturday in a month doing *this*? Hell, yeah....!
  53. 53. Day Eight: To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed. Waaay too much time messing with CSS and theme configurations. Configuring email accounts. Teaching authors WordPress via email. Setting up publicity for “official launch.” Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Moral of the story: I’m spending the first kid-free Saturday in a month doing *this*? Hell, yeah....!
  54. 54. Day Eight: by Blog Bourbon To-do list: Freaking out of control! Configuring stats packages. Getting RSS feeds optimized, site listed. Waaay too much time messing with CSS and theme configurations. Configuring email accounts. Teaching authors WordPress via email. Setting up publicity for “official launch.” Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Moral of the story: I’m spending the first kid-free Saturday in a month doing *this*? Hell, yeah....!
  55. 55. Day Nine: Almost There
  56. 56. Day Nine: Almost There
  57. 57. Day Nine: Almost There To-do list: Know what you’re NOT good at.
  58. 58. Day Nine: Almost There To-do list: Know what you’re NOT good at.
  59. 59. Day Nine: Almost There To-do list: Know what you’re NOT good at. Today’s Motto: Maybe I should switch to whiskey...
  60. 60. Day Ten: Finally!
  61. 61. Day Ten: Finally!
  62. 62. Day Ten: Finally! To-do list: Spam your friends and family, register with every site around, etc.
  63. 63. Day Ten: Finally! To-do list: Spam your friends and family, register with every site around, etc. Today’s motto: Tell the world!
  64. 64. Our New Baby!
  65. 65. Our New Baby!
  66. 66. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors
  67. 67. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what you knoweth
  68. 68. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what you knoweth • Thou shalt always read each other’s posts
  69. 69. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what you knoweth • Thou shalt always read each other’s posts • Thou shalt respect those who call ‘dibs’ on posts
  70. 70. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what you knoweth • Thou shalt always read each other’s posts • Thou shalt respect those who call ‘dibs’ on posts • Thou shalt always give credit where credit is due
  71. 71. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what you knoweth • Thou shalt always read each other’s posts • Thou shalt respect those who call ‘dibs’ on posts • Thou shalt always give credit where credit is due • Thou shalt comment, comment, comment
  72. 72. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what • Thou shalt not judge a value you knoweth of a post by the number of comments it generates • Thou shalt always read each other’s posts • Thou shalt respect those who call ‘dibs’ on posts • Thou shalt always give credit where credit is due • Thou shalt comment, comment, comment
  73. 73. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what • Thou shalt not judge a value you knoweth of a post by the number of comments it generates • Thou shalt always read each other’s posts • Thou shalt not obsess about page views. (Just worry • Thou shalt respect those about content.) who call ‘dibs’ on posts • Thou shalt always give credit where credit is due • Thou shalt comment, comment, comment
  74. 74. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what • Thou shalt not judge a value you knoweth of a post by the number of comments it generates • Thou shalt always read each other’s posts • Thou shalt not obsess about page views. (Just worry • Thou shalt respect those about content.) who call ‘dibs’ on posts • Thou shalt not link every • Thou shalt always give post back to your own blog credit where credit is due • Thou shalt comment, comment, comment
  75. 75. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what • Thou shalt not judge a value you knoweth of a post by the number of comments it generates • Thou shalt always read each other’s posts • Thou shalt not obsess about page views. (Just worry • Thou shalt respect those about content.) who call ‘dibs’ on posts • Thou shalt not link every • Thou shalt always give post back to your own blog credit where credit is due • Thou shalt not ever pick • Thou shalt comment, fights with your co-authors. comment, comment
  76. 76. Ten Commandments from the OurPDX authors • Thou shalt bloggeth what • Thou shalt not judge a value you knoweth of a post by the number of comments it generates • Thou shalt always read each other’s posts • Thou shalt not obsess about page views. (Just worry • Thou shalt respect those about content.) who call ‘dibs’ on posts • Thou shalt not link every • Thou shalt always give post back to your own blog credit where credit is due • Thou shalt not ever pick • Thou shalt comment, fights with your co-authors. comment, comment • Thou shalt not engage with the asshats
  77. 77. My thanks to...
  78. 78. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors
  79. 79. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Our 270 commenters (and their more than 1000 comments)
  80. 80. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Our 270 commenters (and their more than 1000 comments) • The 230 RSS subscribers
  81. 81. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Our 270 commenters (and their more than 1000 comments) • The 230 RSS subscribers • The 103 Twitter followers
  82. 82. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Aaron Hockley • Our 270 commenters (and their more than 1000 comments) • The 230 RSS subscribers • The 103 Twitter followers
  83. 83. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Aaron Hockley • Our 270 • Guilty Carnivore commenters (and their more than 1000 comments) • The 230 RSS subscribers • The 103 Twitter followers
  84. 84. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Aaron Hockley • Our 270 • Guilty Carnivore commenters (and their more than • Janet Tingey 1000 comments) • The 230 RSS subscribers • The 103 Twitter followers
  85. 85. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Aaron Hockley • Our 270 • Guilty Carnivore commenters (and their more than • Janet Tingey 1000 comments) • Jason Grigsby • The 230 RSS subscribers • The 103 Twitter followers
  86. 86. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Aaron Hockley • Our 270 • Guilty Carnivore commenters (and their more than • Janet Tingey 1000 comments) • Jason Grigsby • The 230 RSS subscribers • Justin Tadlock • The 103 Twitter followers
  87. 87. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Aaron Hockley • Our 270 • Guilty Carnivore commenters (and their more than • Janet Tingey 1000 comments) • Jason Grigsby • The 230 RSS subscribers • Justin Tadlock • The 103 Twitter • My kids, Z Rex and followers The Mogul
  88. 88. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Aaron Hockley • Our 270 • Guilty Carnivore commenters (and their more than • Janet Tingey 1000 comments) • Jason Grigsby • The 230 RSS subscribers • Justin Tadlock • The 103 Twitter • My kids, Z Rex and followers The Mogul
  89. 89. My thanks to... • Our 17 Authors • Aaron Hockley • Our 270 • Guilty Carnivore commenters (and ...and all of•you! their more than Janet Tingey 1000 comments) • Jason Grigsby • The 230 RSS subscribers • Justin Tadlock • The 103 Twitter • My kids, Z Rex and followers The Mogul

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