Podcast E107: When should I fire a client?

October 16, 2019

Life Updates:

  • Kyle:  Life good.
  • Adam:  Gotcha! surprised Kyle at WC Jackson. 

News:

  • Come to our WCUS get-together for coffee.
  • Shoutout to the Women in WP podcast. 

Changes:

Sal Ferrarello joins WebDev Studios

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:    WC Miami  / Coffee  /  Ask by Ryan Levesque 
  • Kyle:    Cloudways t-shirt, Sandhills Development hoodie / cranberry juice / Traction

Questions

  1. When is the right time to fire a client? And how?   – Michelle Ames
  2. Any favorite productivity tools to keep you on track with your to-dos? -Serena Dawn

Segment: 

  • Vague Rant Up

Podcast E106: Where can I find a mentor?

October 2, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Attended Digital Summit Detroit. Saw a weird apple tree.
  • Adam: Visited Avalon.  Really really good to see her!  

WordPress News

Changes

Justin Tadlock is saying goodbye to Theme Hybrid

Wearing/Drinking

Questions:

  1. How do you find a mentor?  –Michelle Ames
  2. What do you think about blog posts without published dates? Ok? Annoying?  – Sara Dunn

Segment: Unordered List

Podcast E105: Should I stay local or go national with my business?

September 11, 2019

Updates

  • Kyle: Hi. I’m Kyle. I work for Sandhills Development and co-host a podcast with Adam Silver. Nice to meet you.
  • Adam: Work, work work.  Oh.. we had a Hurricane.  Kids off school for 2 days.. Overly cautious. //  WordPress Essentials Course

News

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. For someone starting out in the WordPress space as a small website design and maintenance business, would it be better to focus on the smaller WordPress community, local WordCamps, than going to WordCamp US? -Darrell Jordan
  2. A local organization that you are presenting for sends you a long non-fillable PDF for your presentation information. Then they ask you to “fill it out and email it back ASAP” What do you do?  –Serena Dawn

Segment: do_enque() 

Kyle’s Que

Adam’s Que

  • Podcasts
    • Distributed – Matt’s show. 
    • Getting Paid Podcast – Claire Pells
  • Documentaries
    • Beyond the Curve – Netflix
    • American Factory – Netflix
  • Other Shows
    • The Boys – Amazon Prime
    • The Dodo – Youtube/Facebook videos

Podcast E104: How do I go from customer service to web development?

September 4, 2019

Life Updates

  • Dustin: Sabbatical is over, school is in session, the dad shuttle is in full swing, Automattic’s GM in is a few days
  • Adam: Been awhile.. Kyle off galavanting, painting, kids bday.. New role at sandhills, super busy!  //  Took kid to college!  Boys started HS!  //  Celebrated 3 years running CWP!

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. If someone works in customer support for a WP oriented agency but aspires to dive in deeper as a developer, what training resources would you suggest? – Courtney Robertson 
    1. Wes Bos
    2. Lynda.com
    3. Zac Gordon
  2. Would you ever consider ending your respective podcasts?  -Kyle

Segment: Unordered Lists

Podcast E103: What do you think about web sites without a search?

August 7, 2019

Updates 

  • Kyle: Getting ready for a family campout.
  • Adam: 1st-semester college has been paid for.. // going on vaca again! Different lake but excited.  Today… stout festival?  

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. Where in the WordPress space would I want to monitor and be a part of to see upcoming trends in the WordPress industry?  -Darrell Jordan
  2. What do you think about web sites without a search? – Patte

Segment: Tag(line) You’re It


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Podcast E102: Should WordPress be headless?

August 1, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Screw in the tire. 
  • Adam: Work. College Tuition.  Beers.

WordPress News

WordCamp Asia will be in Bangkok, Thailand

Changes

Wearing/Drinking /Reading

Questions

  • I see the WordPress ecosystem changing quite a bit in the coming years with a lot more headless. Could be a fun topic. -Jeff Matson
  • What people outside of the WordPress world do you wish were involved in it? I hear Jony Ive is available. – Alex G

Segment:  Vague Rant Up

  • Adam: Convenience fees to pay online
  • Kyle: Shopping experience in brick and mortar stores.

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Podcast E101: How should I outsource?

July 24, 2019

Updates 

  • Kyle: Transportation woes. 
  • Adam: Heat Wave w/NO AC downstairs. 🙁 

Song: After Party

Changes

  • Mike Hale – joined impress.org as PM

Song: Market consolidation

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. What do we do when a premium theme/plugin shop keeps selling their warez but has checked out? How do you tell clients that things likely will start breaking and get out of this dumpster fire ASAP? – Courtney Robertson
  2. How do I outsource? – Michelle Ames

Segment:  Personal Questions

Podcast E100: How Should I Name My Company?

July 17, 2019

Updates

  • Kyle: 10th wedding anniversary coming up. Any ideas?
  • Adam: Staffing changes at CWP.
  • Joe: Talk about WP Buffs + WPMRR stuff

Supporter Spotlight #1

News

Supporter Spotlight #2

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

Question 1: What about how to come up with a business name? This is on my list for this year. I do WP design/dev, care plans and lead gen/email marketing. Would like something to encapsulate that. Don't think I want WP in the name as I don't want to be tied to that (and that's not all I do)

  • Rene

Supporter Spotlight #3

Question 2: How do you measure your ROI on a podcast? Or at least know doing it is worth your time?

  • Serena Dawn

Support spotlight #4

Segment: Unordered Lists

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Podcast E099: What feature would be the cornerstone of another CMS if it were to overtake WordPress’ prominence?

July 10, 2019

Life Updates

  • Adam:  Summer in full swing. Summer time blues?  New camps to mentor assigned.
  • Kyle:  Remove trees?

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

Questions

  1. Someone who would consider themselves an “advanced user”, not a designer or developer. Where would they fit in if looking for employment in the WordPress community? -John Parkinson
  2. What feature would be the cornerstone of another CMS if it were to overtake WordPress’ prominence? – Alex Gustofson  

Segment: Get Meta

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Podcast E098: What are good WordPress developer interview questions

June 12, 2019

Updates

  • Kyle: Very productive while out of the USA. Drinking more… more affordable. Not in excess.
  • Adam: Mini vacation was great at a lake house  // looking forward to the next one!   // One kid done with HS.. actual graduation is in a few days from when this episode goes live.

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

  • Adam:    Woo Ninja /Coffee/couple of books..
  • Kyle:  WCUS 2018 Nashville t-shirt / Cherry tea / Knight Errant

Questions

  1. Would love to hear your thoughts on Gutenberg, now a few months after launch.  -Serena Dawn
  2. WordPress developer interview questions

Segmentdo_enqueue()

Adam's:

Shows

  • Billions
  • Designated Survivor

Documentaries about  Auto / Car Racing

  • Gentlemen Driver
  • Apex: The Story of the Hypercar
  • F1: drive to survive
  • Senna

Music

  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Depeche Mode
  • Midnight Oil
  • Inxs
  • Billy Idol
  • Erasure
  • Crowded House
  • Bronkski Beat
  • Tangerine Dream

Kyle's