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The news, links, and insights on Open Source, WordPress, WooCommerce, SaaS, and Hosting that keep you informed to succeed. With two decades of agency, startup, and corporate executive experience, Robert brings you a unique perspective to the tools, companies, and people that are the bedrock of the internet.

More In ’24

Inspired by Matt Mullenweg's "call for help 😉" on X/Twitter, it's time to make a list that takes ageism out of the equation. The goal of "More In '24" is to reflect upon influencers, leaders, creators, and visionaries from 2023, that I hope and expect to inspire, create, and do great things in 2024. Obviously […]
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Blue Isn’t Bad

The sky is falling! Actually I guess it's Twitter Blue Checkmarks that are falling but if a tree falls in the woods and no hears it, did it really fall? Can something purely digital be impacted by gravity? Are these really the fights we need to be having about social media? BigScoots: Personal. Expert. Always […]
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Open for Business

This isn’t going to be a recap, summary, or slideshow of CloudFest, but there were over 6,000 attendees … so for those CloudFest recaps, summaries, etc. check out some of the links below: BigScoots: Personal. Expert. Always There. That’s Real Managed Hosting. cPanel, CloudFest 2023 Open-Xchange, Another great CloudFest has passed… Zone Media, CloudFest 2023 […]
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Networking with a Co-Pilot

With the biggest non-WordCamp WordPress event in just a few days, many folks who are new to the extra large conference experience are asking a lot of questions. The obvious tips, which apply to any size conference, still hold. Plan and schedule in advance, hydrate, and then really hydrate, get sleep, enjoy the parties – […]
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Own Your Automations

What causes you to reevaluate your infrastructure, services, or SaaS providers? In the Sandler Sales Methodology, one of the key tools is digging for, understanding, and solving for pain points. Sorry Zapier, you've become one. And that's too bad, but not only have I solved for a specific issue, I've reaffirmed a core professional tenant. […]
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