Summer 2021 Reading List

My summer reading list for 2021 has 5 books on it, not sure which I will crack open first, but if you need me, I'll be in the garden reading.
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ServerBeach at SXSW

ServerBeach at SXSW with Lisa Sabin-Wilson, author of WordPress For Dummies

I’m really excited to announce that I am keeping myself busy at SXSW Interactive 2009 by appearing at the ServerBeach exhibit booth in the Exhibit Hall March 13 – 15, 2009 in Austin Texas…

Meanwhile…back at the ranch…(long-ish)

I have been ever so slightly *MIA* here, I realize. This is due to several reasons – – some personal – – others just involve lots of work and lots of catching up on work! I do have lots going on, though – so let me get right to it with information about a recent interview, my appearance at the SXSW Interactive Festival, some WordCamp Chicago updates, and some great tid bits about WordPress for Dummies, 2nd Edition – – including the winners of my previously mentioned autographed book giveaway. . .

WordPress For Dummies "In Stock" on Amazon

Just noticed, over the weekend, that my book, WordPress For Dummies, 2nd Edition is now listed as “In Stock” on Amazon. That’s two weeks earlier than I had originally been told – – bonus!  Not sure what this means for your local bookstores and libraries; however, if the 1st edition of this book was any indication – it took about a week, or two, for the book to start showing up in physical stores. I don’t even have MY copies of the book yet!  Well, except for the draft version that’s sitting in Microsoft Word format on my computer, that […]

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WordCamp Chicago opens registration

We’ve opened up registration for WordCamp Chicago, a Midwest WordPress Educational event open to passionate fans in the WordPress community.  We are lining up some really talented people who will present a variety of interesting and diverse topics related to our favorite WordPress platform!. Below is a list of confirmed speakers for WordCamp Chicago, so far: Matt Mullenweg, founder of our favorite blog/CMS platform, WordPress Mark Ghosh, owner/blogger of a great WordPress resource site, Weblog Tools Collection Sarah James, uber-cool mommy blogger of popular sites Whoorl and Hair Thursday Jeremy Wright, CEO of one of the largest global new media […]

WordPress For Dummies, 2nd Edition – release date

As announced on my Amazon Blog – I have a release date for the 2nd Edition of WordPress For Dummies from my editor, finally! February 17, 2009 is the date that it will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and in a local bookstore near you. Last time, when the 1st Edition was released – I did a give away of autographed copies of the book. I’m thinking of doing the same this time around. I did a simple contest where the people interested in the give away did a post on their blog about why they love WordPress […]

Saying goodbye to 2008

I loved 2008…and I hated it. Professionally, it was really a phenomenal year. E.Webscapes did 409 projects in 2008 – that’s more than a project a day. It’s almost exactly double what we did in 2007 – and the profit margins tripled. I also finished another book in 2008 and have another (different) one in the works for 2009 (more about that another day!) I would have to say that professionally speaking, 2008 was my most productive year, to date, since I quit my nursing job and became self-employed back in 2004. I’m pretty proud of that – and proud […]


As this week is winding down, I’m feeling like I’ve finally come in from the rain (or the snow, since I’m in Wisconsin). Work has been crazy nuts over the past two weeks and I’ve been pushing myself harder than usual to meet deadlines and get things done. Some of it goes rather smoothly, while other bits are somewhat of a struggle, but at the end of the day – it comes together nicely. Speaking of something that has come together nicely – have you hear of BuddyPress? I discovered BuddyPress back in July of this year when a new […]

WordPress 2.7 goes gold

It’s out! The much anticipated 2.7 release of WordPress is officially released into the wild. Just want to give a quick and very heartfelt thanks to Matt for this statement on the WordPress Blog announcement of 2.7: The Future Those of you following along at home might have noticed this was our second major redesign of WordPress this year. Whoa nelly! While that wasn’t ideal, and I especially sympathize with those of you creating books or tutorials around WordPress, there’s good news. The changes to WordPress in 2.5 and 2.7 were necessary for us to break free of much of […]

WordPress Elved

Not sure if WordPress and the Dummies folks over at Wiley appreciate the bastardization of their logos in such a manner – – but I need to celebrate the completion of WordPress For Dummies 2nd Ed. somehow! 😀 Send your own ElfYourself eCards The *writing* of it is done – it does still need to go through a bit of copyediting, proofreading and printing. The actual release date is still tenative – – but I will be sure to update here as soon as I have a date you can count on 🙂 Now that is off my plate – […]

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