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B-san’s Blog

The work and life of a Community Education Manager in Japan

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Hi! I’m Ben, or B-san. I work at Automattic, as a Community Education Manager in the open-source WordPress project.

I’m a Christian, a husband, and a “father” to an adorable puppy Forte. I was born in Australia, but have lived pretty much my whole life in Japan.

This blog is a space where I share personal events happening in my life. My Treasure Box series is a collection of particularly special memories I’m keeping a record of so that I can come back and reflect on in future.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Recent Posts ~

  • Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit – Part 2

    Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit – Part 2

    Last week, I wrote my first book review / study notes from reading the book Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profits by Inghilleri and Solomon. (If you missed that post, you can check it out here: Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit – Part 1) This post is a continuation of that, but I am only going to look at one chapter today. Hopefully this […]

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  • Linking SNS to My Blog

    Linking SNS to My Blog

    Hi all! My last post was admittedly an extremely long post. Sorry about that… To make it up, today’s post is going to be super short! I have created and linked some social networking sites to my blog and have it set that whatever I post here is automattically posted over there, too. I wanted […]

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  • Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit – Part 1

    Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit – Part 1

    As part of my reapplication process, I am reading through a couple books recommended to me in my final email from Automattic. I plan on writing a few posts for each of these books (and the couple other books I am reading through) as a record to myself, too, of what I have gleaned from […]

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  • Finished a Course on FreeCodeCamp.org!

    Finished a Course on FreeCodeCamp.org!

    Hi all! This is just a quick post to announce that I have successfully completed a free course on HTML and CSS (both are computer languages used to create homepages) provided by Free Code Camp! The course, titled “Responsive Web Design”, is said to take 300 hours to complete. I have been working at it a little […]

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  • Working Through the WP.com Tutorial

    Working Through the WP.com Tutorial

    In my enquiry and working towards my reapplication, I have been led to the WordPress.com Tutorial page. The site title (as found in the tab) is called Tutorials and Courses for Beginners – Learn WordPress.com. As part of my studies, I decided to work through the tutorials and see what WordPress.com offers as a standard learning […]

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  • My To-Do List Before Reapplying

    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 what […]

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