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WordFest Live Rescheduled to December 16

The entire WordFest team of organizers and volunteers is excited to be actively planning for the next WordFest live this year. We do regret to inform you that, …

Remote Work: the Surprising Effects on Wellbeing

Working from home may have some drawbacks, but the benefits far outweigh any negativity. This post looks at finding the good in remote work.

10+ Practical Tips for Actually Getting Through Work-from-Home Stress

Work from home stress can be super difficult to deal with, but here are practical tips from a qualified expert and the GoDaddy team.

We Need Your Expertise: Open Call for Speakers

Are you knowledgeable in WordPress, workflows, mental wellness, remote working, business, or do you have insights on moving forward in trying times? What about similar topics? Do you …

Hello World – #WPGLOBAL the rebranded Virtual #WPLDN

On February 27, 2020, the #WPLDN community came together for what, we didn’t realise at the time, would be the last time for over two years. Today I’m …

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Carole Olinger joins Big Orange Heart

Over the last few months, a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes at Big Orange Heart. When several of the team returned from attending WordCamp Europe 2019, we got together to discuss future projects within Big Orange Heart. From this brainstorming session, the concept of the …

The tricks in your head are a lie – #ReadMe – #001

#ReadMe is a new series of blogs about books to both calm and excite the troubled mind, suggested by Alex Walker this is his first review. You Are Not So Smart (2011) by David McCraney The truth is, as a professor of psychology at Oxford, I found it quite hard …

Big Orange Heart at WordCamp Brighton 2019

Brighton is always a great WordCamp to be at – perfect for the summer (even without sunshine) with its relaxed and calm atmosphere, great vegan food and friendly team organising and volunteering. A huge thank you to the WordCamp Brighton team who kindly donated a stand for Big Orange Heart, …

Dear Impostor Syndrome…

An honest, open and forthright letter written by me, to me, with the hope it will help you. Dan Maby Dear Impostor Syndrome, We’ve known each other for a long time, and it’s been a problematic relationship, these conversations are never easy.  I want to be honest and open about …

Announcing the launch of #HeadToWCEU

It gives us great pleasure to be able to announce a new and exciting challenge; #HeadToWCEU. A team of volunteers will take on the challenge of riding 3,000 km, across six countries, arriving at WordCamp Europe 2020, to raise awareness of positive physical and mental health. Inspired partly by the …

Big Orange Heart and WPHugs become one family

Its gives me great pleasure to write that post title.  We are very happy to announce that WPHugs, founded by Leo Gopal in 2017, will become part of the Big Orange Heart family.  The goals, ethos and overall mission of the two organisations are so closely aligned, that coming together …

WordPress Freelancers: Job Costing Is Your Best Friend

Freelancing has many benefits but also has drawbacks. One of the drawbacks to freelancing is hidden costs in the form of overhead and scope creep. This is why job costing is your best friend and advocate. Since I came from an accounting background, I’m passionate about this subject and gave …

Introducing The Big Orange Heart Partnership Team

Big Orange Heart has been rapidly expanding in terms of the levels of support delivered to the WordPress community. To-date over 2,500 hours of companionship and mentorship have been delivered, with over 3,500 members registered for our live events, volunteers have very generously donated over 5,000 hours, and we’ve had over …