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‘Fruits Of My Labor’

Come to my world and witness
The way things have changed
’Cause I finally did it, baby
I got out of La Grange
Got in my Mercury and drove out west
Pedal to the metal and my luck to the test
Baby, sweet baby

I been tryin’ to enjoy all the fruits of my labor
I been cryin’ for you boy but truth is my savior
Baby, sweet baby if it’s all the same
Take the glory any day over the fame
Baby, sweet baby

Lucinda Williams, Fruits Of My Labor
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Die WordPress-Registrierung in 2020: das Experiment 💅

#Projekt26 (2/26) | Hier kommt mein Bericht zur Umsetzung des Experiments mit der WordPress-Registrierung – also eine Beschreibung dessen, was ich so installiert und mir selbst zusammen geschrieben habe, um aus der Core-Registrierung ein ansatzweise brauchbares Feature zu machen.

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RE: Random thoughts on travel and WordCamps

Aaron Jorbin recently posted Random Thoughts on… Travel and WordCamps. I’d like to add a few.

‘It’s important for people who can be considered “Names” to make space for the next group of contributors and this includes not speaking all the time.’

Exactly. Responsible leaders lead towards their own obsolescence. The tricky part can be to notice when you’ve become a leader, or ‘name’ within your community. If you’re too busy rejecting your own popularity (on whatever scale) because being regarded a key contributor, a great organiser, or an inspiring public speaker makes you feel uncomfortable, you might wind up missing a chance to support the very people who are looking to you as a role model for taking their own next steps in the project.

‘I was chatting with another core committer recently and we noted “We are not the future of WordPress”. I don’t intend to go anywhere, but I also recognize that my strength for the project today isn’t to be the loudest voice.’

I’m counting myself roughly into the same generation in WordPress as Aaron, and OMG, am I not the future of it. It actually feels like I’m less and less part of its present. I feel I just can’t keep up, and frankly, in many regards I don’t want to. If there’s anything I can give WordPress today, it’s probably to move out of the way, mind my own business, and nurture and enjoy the friendships I’ve made through the project. And hack the heck out of wp-admin, for as long as it’s still around.

‘I’m not at all convinced that “Names” sell tickets for local WordCamps. I am convinced that developing and nurturing a quality community sells tickets to WordCamps.’

So much this. And when I’m hearing from friends who are a long-time organisers in their local communities that they’re struggling to put together a diverse speaker list because applications have dropped dramatically, I can’t help but wonder: did we miss anything?

Don’t forget to read Aaron’s full article.

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Die WordPress-Registrierung in 2020: Einladung zu einem Experiment 🔬

#Projekt26 (1/26) | Die offene Registrierung für Nutzer/-innen (Membership) ist immer noch ein Core Feature in WordPress. In einer sehr rudimentären Form zwar, die nichts mit komplexeren Mitgliedschaftsfunktionen zu tun hat, aber sie ermöglicht es, beispielsweise eine Registrierung als Subscriber zur Bedingung für das Recht zum Kommentieren zu machen – ohne zusätzliches Plugin.

Das Feature scheint für ein Blog in 2020 natürlich erstmal komplett kontraintuitiv. Kommentiert wird sowieso weniger als selten. Wozu, um alles in der Welt, also die wenigen Kommentarwilligen mit einem Registrierungsformular konfrontieren?

Naja, aus Spaß halt. 🙃

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🎊 Happy New Year 2020

🇩🇪 Frohes neues Jahr!

🇳🇬 Eku odun!

🇿🇼 Goredzva rakanaka!

🇮🇹 Felice anno nuovo! Bonu annu nou!

🇵🇹 Feliz ano novo!

🇪🇸 Feliz año nuevo!

🇺🇦 Щасливого Нового Року!

🇫🇷 Bonne année !

🇳🇴 Godt nyttår!

🇳🇱 Gelukkig nieuw jaar! Lokkich nijjier!

🇯🇵 あけまして おめでとう ございます!

🎊 Happy new year!