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The other Help Twin is back!

The WordPress Help Twins is no more, but my twin sister Kelli has returned to the podcast world with the Pint Sized Podcast!

Kelli pretty much picks up where we left off, but in addition to talking about WordPress, she’ll be discussing many website related topics. In her first episode, she discusses website portability, which is a very important thing to consider when choosing a web platform to build your site(s) on.

If you were subscribed to the Help Twins on iTunes, Stitcher, or SoundCloud, Kelli’s new episodes will automatically show up in your feed. If you want to ask her questions that she can answer in future episodes, head over to her site and ask away.

Go show my sister some love!

Pouring One Out for the Podcast

Maru the cat hiding in drawer The final episode of the WordPress Help Twins podcast was published 4/21/2016. We hope you enjoyed what we produced, and you’ve found our insights, experiences, and banter helpful and entertaining. We did it to help people grow their WP skills, and according to what several people have told me, it did that for them. The archived episodes aren’t going anywhere, so we hope they’ll continue to be beneficial.

Thank you for listening, subscribing, submitting questions/suggestions, being guests, and spreading the word, we appreciate all of it, and especially all of you!

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Dissecting the Hello, Flower Project

Hello, Flower: flower, code, SMS interaction

In mid-2015 I co-founded the SteelCode Collective with my friend, Bryan Robinson. We make creative projects that combine Bryan’s handmade physical objects with my code and writing.

SteelCode exists because Bryan approached me with a project idea; he had created a large steel flower based on a design by his daughter Gracie. He wanted to put the flowers in public spaces and have them deliver poetry or literature to people. He asked if I was interested in collaborating on it with him. Of course I was.

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Why I’ve given up my business

Four hikers waving.

tl;dr version:
It wasn’t working, I wasted a lot of time, and I prefer to not eat ramen noodles for meals unless it’s proper Japanese ramen.

I’m looking for full-time employment, if you’re hiring, please get in touch.

If that’s enough for you, cool. If you really want to know more, keep reading.

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Podcasting Production: The Wicked Fast Edition

editing an episode

Now that there are 16 episode/lets of the WordPress Help Twins podcast (as of this writing), I’ve been getting questions about what goes into creating it. Here’s a tour of the process at breakneck speed.

I took over editing episode/lets of the WordPress Help Twins podcast on episode #3. I’m used to editing video; sometimes having to organize several hours of footage from multiple cameras. Editing an audio podcast is simple by comparison.

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