I had to sit on this for a while. The whole “I’ve got a secret” thing is really annoying and I can assure you, I hate doing this. I’m the sort of person that loves to blab about everything, so holding back is awful. In March I designed a new concept for Woodard and the Scaling New Heights conference.

A mix of colors swirling around in the background. Above those colors is a silhouette of an arm. Above that is white text that reads out "Rise of the Advisor - St. Louis / 2020"

As the title implies, the conference will be held in St. Louis, MO in 2020. Ironically, so will WordCamp US.

According to Douglas Adams, this number has a significance. But it could also mean absolutely nothing. Today I turn 42. I’m an old man : )

I am happy to report that I will be speaking at a WordCamp. Ok, not as happy as I am nervous and anxious to get it behind me. I will be talking about moving from a design role into a developer’s position. I’m working on the slide deck and pretty confident it will work out. Sorta : /

So here’s the deal. I’ll be doing my thing on Saturday, May 5th @ 2pm. WordCamp Atlanta will be at The Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta. Yeah, so I will have to come up with a creative way to park my car. Here is a link to the schedule for the three days (come Friday for beginners):


So that’s my life for the next month. Then I get ready for the United Kingdom. I’ll be going the first 3 weeks of June to visit with my family and float around on a boat while everyone gets toasted. It will be fun : )

I’m also going to throw out there that I’m really happy with where Outright is going. It is now an LLC with the state of Georgia and I’m tinkering around with Mailchimp to get a process in place for all my clients and you; my audience. All four of ya.

I’ve also started networking again. I’ve met a few people and will probably do business with some of them. I also have made headway outside my bubble and created a website for an accountant in Kansas. You can see it here:


Thank you for reading and I hope to run into you at WordCamp. Go easy and keep clicking

I started back at Woodard last week. Welcome sign and all. A bit nostalgic and a tad scary. If one we’re to put that aside and assess the scenario, one may conclude that the result is favorable with ones’ own desk and office.

When Chewy is in your selfie, it’s a “chelfie”

That’s Chewy. He’s one of my co-workers and it turns out he’s not into data or code. And the commute! Ohhhh the sweet, sweet 12 minute drive from my house. Things are good aside from a little fear. But what is life without adversity?

I went home on Tuesday for lunch and jumped on to the ol’ puter. I started working on a project (I’m building sites for fun now) and 5.0 has really sinked its teeth into me. I adjusted one page template and unleashed the ol’ WP loop and that was it.

I have a learning curve which I have combined with a conscious effort to restrict myself from using code in the site. This way I can hand it off to a customer with little training needed.

First thing on the agenda is to build out an “everything” page for reference. I’ve already made the pages. Maybe throw some images into a folder and then start thinking about the text. Excited to get back to that. If the first customer doesn’t bite; re-brand and resell.

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