Thank You to My 25 Followers!

What an honour! I cannot believe I have 25 people following my posts from all over the world. I am intrigued to know how people have found me on my journey to working at Automattic. But I wanted to thank you all for your support!

I took this time to look back at the last “blog achievement” post I did.

Got More Than 5 Followers!! - Hip-hip-hurray! I just want to give a big thank you to everyone who has decided to follow my humble little blog. To be honest, I was expecting this small project of mine to remain hidden for a while longer. I have been pleasantly surprised at how people from all over the world have found meContinue reading "Got More Than 5 Followers!!"

My first real post on this blog was November 24th.

My Introduction - Once again, hello! Welcome to my blog. A couple of months ago, I applied to Automattic, trying out for the Happiness Engineer (HE) position. As it turns out, they didn’t offer me a job. I plan on documenting my application process on another day, but in short, I went through the first project and interview,Continue reading "My Introduction"

Five people started following my blog by December 7th. So that was 2 weeks for 5 people to start following me.

Today is February 1st. (Yes, I set this to publish a day later to see what notifications I would get on my phone app.) It has been 8 weeks and I now have another 20 followers… So again, an average of 5 people every two weeks. Interesting!

My goal is to post 2-3 posts a week on this blog. So far, I think I’m doing ok?

That was what I said two months ago. Looking at my Insights page, I see I have posted 1-2 posts a week. Not bad, but not quite what I was aiming for. Perhaps this following post I published a while back can be accepted as my excuse?😜

How Frequent Should I Post On My Blog? - Well, according to this site below, there is no one answer that fits everyone. How Often Should You Blog and How to Promote Your Blog Posts It depends what the goal of the blog is and who the target audience is. I personally am still new to the blogging world, but my thought so farContinue reading "How Frequent Should I Post On My Blog?"

When I had reached 5 followers, I had submitted 20 replies on the English forums and 9 on the Japanese forums. Now, that number is up to… 183 on the English forums and 16 on the Japanese forums! Hurray! And now I am editing themes and css code on my test sites and answering questions of the “Themes” and “CSS” forums, so I can tick a few more things off my to-do list!.

My To-Do List Before Reapplying - So, I went and had a look at my blog. It is now only 44 days until I reapply to Automattic! (Funny, my blog keeps time for me now…😜💦) I thought this would be a good time to review on what I have done so far in preparation for my reapplication and also list whatContinue reading "My To-Do List Before Reapplying"

Finally, I am trying out different less-prominent features lately. In this post, I have used what is called Shortcode. This is snippets of code you type into your blog content to achieve features/functions that would have needed a lot more coding otherwise. Each of the thumbnails and excerpts from my previous posts were placed on this post using the Display Posts Shortcode. So, for example, the content placed between the two separator lines right above this post was all achieved using the following single line of code.

[ display-posts id="125" image_size="medium" wrapper="div" include_excerpt="true"]

I plan on trying out some other features soon, so stay tuned if your interested!

Thank you for reading!

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