Posted on bobwp.com on November 12, 2023
In this episode, Bob Dunn discusses the importance of balancing content creation with community engagement, illustrating how this approach has positively impacted his career and the growth of his platform, Do the Woo.
The original post can be found here: https://bobwp.com/the-perfect-marriage-of-content-and-community/
About the author:
Engaging with WordPress since 2006, Bob Dunn, also known as BobWP, transitioned from a 20-year marketing background to specialize in WordPress, providing website design and extensive training through various mediums. Today, as a passionate podcaster, connector, and community builder, he emphasizes content creation and nurturing community ties, particularly through his initiative, "Do the Woo", a hub for WooCommerce enthusiasts. Bob's commitment to the open-source ecosystem is unwavering. He now lives in Porto with his wife Judy and their cat Chester.
More Bob Dunn links:
Do The Woo Podcast: https://dothewoo.io/woocommerce-podcast/
Transcript of Cami's Commentary:
I'm highlighting Bob Dunn's blog post for several reasons as the year wraps up. First, it emphasizes reflecting on past business or community-building actions. Bob's pivotal change in 2020, driven by work burnout, significantly improved his community engagement and WooCommerce outreach. Watching his journey unfold has been a joy, from his first European trip to settling there and attending various WordCamps worldwide.
Reflecting on my year, I've experienced immense personal satisfaction and growth. My Facebook Group, WebCami Cafe is small but thriving, and seeing fellow web designers support each other through connections makes my day. Starting my podcast was a significant step in my healing process after the loss of my parents, providing an outlet to reach out and aid other web designers in navigating their businesses.
With 2024 on the horizon, I'm excited about WordCamp US being held in Portland, Oregon. The convenience of driving or taking Amtrak to Portland means I can enjoy the city and connect with many WordPress comrades close to home. I hope to see my friend Bob there, whose presence is missed in the Pacific Northwest. (A fun fact: my first podcast appearance was in September 2017 at WordCamp Portland, where Bob interviewed me using his new iPhone recording setup).
As we all enjoy the holiday season, I want to remind my fellow web designers to take some time for themselves. If a break isn't possible, at least shut down the office to focus on your business, content, and community. Here's to a promising new year for all of us.
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