WordCamp Columbus

WordCamp Columbus is happening July 14 and 15. It was awesome last year and I only expect it to be better. I can’t make it this year because I already have plans for some outdoors camping, but my friend and fellow team social member JJJ is giving the keynote. JJJ is the lead dev for BuddyPress and bbPress.

Check it out if you are are in the area. Tickets are on sale now for $45.


Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5k

It’s not as cool as finding 57 geocaches, but I did my WordPress 5K with Brittany today. We walked a total of 3.2 miles on a trail near our house called Brust Park. Along the way we saw a bunch of turtles basking in the sun, the Cuyahoga river, and a lot of friendly faces. The weather also made it a great day for a walk.

A map of our walk. We walked 1.6 miles one way and then walked back.

Some images from our walk

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Blog Redesign #10624

I was joking to a coworker the other night that I probably change themes more than I post. Of course I immediately go change themes again. I now have something that I’m really happy with.

I’m using TwentyEleven as my theme and the Custom Design upgrade available on WordPress.com. The fonts I’m using are Coquette for the site title, Calluna for the headings, and Calluna Sans for the body text. I’m using a modified version of Daryl Koopersmith’s Hum child theme. The background image is made by my brilliant friend Keith Frank 😀 from my previous theme Modularity Lite.

Walking for WordPress

I participated in the Worldwide WordPress 5k. I didn’t do anything crazy like breakdancing but I took a nice hike with my family. We went to a trail at a local park.

Consider going out for a walk today. Get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and enjoy nature.

New WordPress.com Stats Page

Yesterday we launched a fresh WordPress.com stats page. The page includes a counter of WordPress.com sites, interesting statistics, and beautiful flot graphs.

If you’re interested in how WordPress.com is doing please take a look.

BuddyPress: A Social Network for Your Classroom (eTech Ohio)

Monday 3:00 – 4:30 pm

The blogging and social network worlds are quickly growing in industries all over and education is no different. This session will allow attendees to learn how to safely set up an environment for both students and teachers to blog, communicate and learn. Attendees will be able see the setup and configuration of BuddyPress, hear use cases to take back to their classrooms and learn about new plugins that can really allow communities to take off.