I am so excited to participate in my first DFW WordCamp. This will close out all my local Texas WordCamps! This is not quite my twentieth WordCamp (my eighth!) but the number is closing in.
- WordCamp Austin 2012
- WordCamp Austin 2013
- WordCamp Austin 2014
- WordCamp San Antonio 2015
- WordCamp Raleigh 2015
WordCamp San Antonio 2017 (I had tickets and then I broke my foot)
- WordCamp Austin 2017 (Organizer woohoo)
- WordCamp US 2018
- WordCamp DFW 2019
These are the sessions that have caught my eye. The cool thing about WordCamp is that it is laid back and if one session is not working for you you can go on to the next one or even skip some and network or get some work done. There are so many great topics I am sure I will want to be in two places at once. Luckily, all the sessions are recorded and will be available on the WordCamp channel on wordpress.tv. Some key sessions and takeaways from DFW are below.
- Succeeding as an Introvert
- The Power of Recurring Income
- Create Custom Page Builders with Gutenberg and ACF Blocks
- Understanding Website Health, the BIG Picture
- Google Analytics Essentials: 10 Metrics to Get You Started
- The Content Approach
- The Balancing Act: Design (UI/UX) vs SEO
- WordPress, The Automated Way
- 5 Things to Avoid When Launching an e-Course
- From Volume to Value: How To Charge What You Are Really Worth
- Simplifying Complex Page Designs
- How to Write Blog Posts That Captivates & Persuades Your Audience to Buy
@AaronCampbell discussed his journey of being an introvert and eventually how he has succeeded as an introvert! As an introvert, it was so refreshing hearing him talk about his journey and learning what he has been able to do to survive and succeed as an introvert.
First, take away for me was to be content and know you are an introvert. I have always known this because I love studying personality temperaments but it was a nice refresher. Trying to change your temperament will be a losing battle. Learning more about the brain and how the brain works as an introvert and an extrovert was super cool. As a learning junkie, I want to learn more and more about this. His strengths of being an introvert resonated with me, being content being alone, a good listener, prepared, preferring written communication, and recognizing that socializing takes ALOT of energy. Thinking of all this in terms of my business, I am re-energized to do things a little differently.
Check out Aaron’s slides at: https://adcwp.me/wcdfw2019.
Also, check out videos by YouTube channel Neuroscientifically Challenged, recommended by Aaron.
Nathan Ingram is well known in the WordPress community. Check out the free webinars sponsored by iThemes training for some great topics. His session on Reoccuring Income was eye-opening. I do have some sources of reoccuring income but as a business owner that can provide so much security and it is beneficial to look for more sources and ways to set up more reoccurring income.
If you want to check out his slide deck, visit https://nathaningram.com/wcdfw/ and sign up for his session downloads.
This was a much-needed session and I didn’t take as many notes as I should. Hopefully, it went deep into my psyche. Great advice on what to avoid when launching an e-Course. There are so many things to think about and I will soon be launching a course so I have to make sure to avoid these issues.