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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 ~

  • Renovations Underway…

    Renovations Underway…

    This is just a quick note to let you know, there are major renovations underway on my blog! I plan on writing a proper post soon listing all the changes I am working on. In the meantime, if you see my blog changing it’s look every so often, please bare with me. It will settle […]

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  • All About Featured Images

    All About Featured Images

    Hello everyone! We are coming to the end of the year and, if you are like me, there is a big rush to get different things done before we flip the final page of the calendar. One of those to-do things could be finishing up some blog posts you had written. And one thing I […]

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  • Merry Christmas! (From My Phone)

    Merry Christmas! (From My Phone)

    Finally, December 25th has arrived. Merry Christmas! Having a day set aside at the end of the year each year to think upon Christ and His salvation is such a blessing. It brings closure to all that has happened this year and reignites us with hope for the year to come. What a special day! […]

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  • Reached 50 Replies On The English Forum

    Reached 50 Replies On The English Forum

    Hi! This is just a short post to report… I have just finished submitting my 50th reply on the English WordPress.com forums! Hurray! My first reply was submitted on November 20th, so it has been exactly one month for me to get here. I am excited! I am just that bit closer to reapplying to […]

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  • How Frequent Should I Post On My Blog?

    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 far […]

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  • My First Application as a Happiness Engineer

    My First Application as a Happiness Engineer

    I have mentioned a couple of times in my posts about the fact I applied for the Happiness Engineer position at Automattic, but failed part-way through. So finally, this is the post about how it all happened! Hearing Of The Job July 11th, 2018, a Happiness Engineer (HE) posted about his experience working for Automattic […]

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