In which I discuss what it looks like to be a backend developer in the WordPress economy. Early episodes include question and answers where later episodes will be audio versions of my blog posts (along with some additional commentary or bonus episodes).
What I Know Now
The rest of this stuff is a list of advice from what I know now I would tell myself (or someone else just entering the industry) if I were just getting started.
Know Your Strength, Hire Your Weakness
Weaknesses aren't always languages or areas of a stack that you don't know. They can areas in which you do know but could be stronger or areas in which you can't control, like time.
Play By The Rules and Be Careful What You Write
If you're going to write about WordPress, determine about which you primarily want to write. Is going to be less subjective material more opinionated material? You get to pick the game you want to play. But when you do that, know the rules, play by them, and be careful what you write.
You Should Write About Your Work
Despite the fact there are more resources that ever for learning how to accomplish what it is you want to accomplish within WordPress, it’s less common to find someone who is facing the same problem under the same constraints with the same voice you have.
Write about your work. Include the problems you’re solving, and the thought process that’s going into their solutions. Though you may be describing a common problem, you’ll be describing them from your perspective.
Where to Start With WordPress Development?
Finding your niche can be tough and you shouldn't expect it to happen quickly. So this raises the following question: Where to start with WordPress Development?
WordPress Then, WordPress Now
What advice would I give to those who are new to the WordPress economy what advice would I give my former self?