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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 ~

  • Blogging temporarily paused… ?

    Blogging temporarily paused… ?

    Hi! This is a quick post to let you all know, I’ll be pausing my blogging for a little while. I’ve had symptoms of RSI (repetitive strain injury) for a few weeks now. And as it is not improving, I’m making some temporary changes in my life. One of which is avoiding all computer usage […]

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  • The Official WordPress.com Growth Summit

    The Official WordPress.com Growth Summit

    Today, I have another quick update from WordPress.com. We’re hosting a two-day virtual conference, where you can find ideas, advice, tools and testimonials about making websites at WordPress.com. It’s called The Official WordPress.com Growth Summit! The conference will have three tracks you can choose from – Blogging, Business and Creative. Regardless of what part of […]

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  • Introducing “Just by Grace”

    Introducing “Just by Grace”

    Hi all! I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from my blog the last few weeks. But for a good cause! I have been helping my wife create and launch her first blog. And at last, the bilingual site is finally ready to be launched! So without further adieu, I proudly present to you…. Just […]

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  • Megumi’s Birthday (Treasure Box 14)

    Megumi’s Birthday (Treasure Box 14)

    Hi all! Last week, Megumi, my wife, had her birthday. (I’ve just confirmed, and she doesn’t want her age posted here ?) It was a special day for us, and another memory I wanted to include in my Treasure Box series. We took the day slowly, and kept celebrations low key. That was because we […]

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  • My First Automatticversary!

    My First Automatticversary!

    This week marks exactly one year since I started working for Automattic full time. Wow, one year! Coincidentally, I had the exact date off, and my wife did a wonderful job of making it a special day for me. The celebrations started the night before. I finished my shifts for the day and stepped out […]

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  • This month at WordPress.com (January – May 2020)

    This month at WordPress.com (January – May 2020)

    Hi all! I was thinking about starting another series on my blog, and was wondering what would be great. I have my Treasure Box series, where I am gathering my own personal memories as a record for myself. (Read more about this on Treasure Box 1.) At the same time, some of my followers seem […]

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