July 5, 2018 — Screen time, sedentary lifestyle and solo remote work can lead to a variety of physical and mental health problems. As a full time freelancer for almost 10 years, I have suffered a variety of sleep disorders, physical health problems, and anxiety disorders. Freelance designers, developers, and other remote workers rarely have access to occupational health specialists or know how to solve their health issues related to heavy computer work. Come learn a variety of tips for stay healthy when you work in the digital space.
October 30, 2017 — Great content takes a long time to create, sharing it on your social platforms shouldn’t! This talk compares several popular WordPress plugins for content scheduling and automating social media posting. It will also cover other useful, non-WordPress services to help create beautiful social graphics, build your blog following, link your social accounts and automate your efforts.
September 18, 2017 — WordPress is an incredible platform that continues to innovate and grow, but with that comes almost constant updates. WP core, plugins and themes can require frequent updates and there are a variety of ways to track and manage these updates. We will look at strategy, tools and work flow to manage multiple WordPress sites and keep everything up to date. Note this is not relating to WordPress multi-site installations, but multiple independent installations. The talk will look at: – Why you should update WordPress – How regular maintenance is essential for a stable, healthy website – How a management system/software can help – Review of the 7 most popular WordPress management dashboards – Factors to consider in your choice of management system
August 7, 2017 — WordPress core, plugins, and themes require constant updates and there are a variety of ways to track and manage these updates to keep WordPress secure and up to date. We will look at strategy and tools to managing multiple WordPress sites quickly and efficiently.
After almost 6 years of running a freelance business with a strong focus on WordPress, I have used a number of management tools and dashboards and want to share my experiences.