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MyRoadtoWordPress
Bridget Willard
bridgetwillard.com
@ YouTooCanBeGuru
MyStory:
Being ready for
serendipity.
Being caught when
you fall.
Creative Commons Flickr Su-May
There is no
dream without
the work.
I met the
community
before I met the
software.
The WordPress
Community
saved me.
Ifthelonelinessfeels
saferthanbeing
vulnerable,
it'saproblem.
Don'tSelf-Isolate
Find someone to
trust and be open
to them.
Participate in
meetups.
Exercise empathy.
YouAreNotAlone
“Ifyoujustopenyourselfup
[totheWordPress
Community]... youcanhave
somuchgoodnesscome
backtoyou.” ShaydaTorabi
bridgetwillard.com
@YouTooCanBeGuru
My Road To WordPress -- #WCCINCY 2016
My Road To WordPress -- #WCCINCY 2016
My Road To WordPress -- #WCCINCY 2016
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My Road To WordPress -- #WCCINCY 2016

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These slides are the companion to my presentation at WordCamp Cincinnati, October 15, 2016, about how I changed careers and industries from an office manager at a commercial general contractor to a marketing manager at a plugin development shop -- at 42 years old.

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My Road To WordPress -- #WCCINCY 2016

  1. 1. MyRoadtoWordPress Bridget Willard
  2. 2. bridgetwillard.com @ YouTooCanBeGuru
  3. 3. MyStory: Being ready for serendipity. Being caught when you fall.
  4. 4. Creative Commons Flickr Su-May
  5. 5. There is no dream without the work.
  6. 6. I met the community before I met the software.
  7. 7. The WordPress Community saved me.
  8. 8. Ifthelonelinessfeels saferthanbeing vulnerable, it'saproblem. Don'tSelf-Isolate
  9. 9. Find someone to trust and be open to them. Participate in meetups. Exercise empathy. YouAreNotAlone
  10. 10. “Ifyoujustopenyourselfup [totheWordPress Community]... youcanhave somuchgoodnesscome backtoyou.” ShaydaTorabi
  11. 11. bridgetwillard.com @YouTooCanBeGuru

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