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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, …

Contingency Plans for Freelancers

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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WordPress London Meetup and Cloudflare

The WordPress London Meetup is a monthly meetup for web professionals or end users who interact with WordPress. A free, inclusive & open event held the last Thursday of the month in central London. The format is usually 2-3 talks, an open Q&A session, followed by networking at a local bar. …

Welcoming Cory Miller as a Big Orange Heart Trustee

And to round off our recent amazing additions to the team, we’re privileged to welcome Cory Miller. Cory has long been open about mental health issues and indeed was one of the first to be so transparent, helping to start a new awareness and openness. I’ve been sharing my mental …

Anxiety: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Tongue in cheek: but when I started thinking about this topic, I was reminded about the old American Express Tagline – “American Express: Don’t leave home without it.” Anxiety doesn’t give us a choice. It’s like your little sister who tagged along with you everywhere you went. Like many of …

Bridget Willard joins the Big Orange Heart team

What a treat it is to introduce another new member to the Big Orange Heart marketing team. Bridget Willard brings her amazing skills to our social media channels, and is already creating a buzz. Many of us already know of Bridget through her Twitter channel and as co-host of the …

Babs Saul Joins The Big Orange Heart Team

Well, I could not be happier or more excited about joining the Big Orange Heart team, especially focusing on one of my favourite things – content wrangling! One of the best things about WordPress is the community – it may be an open source thing, but what started as my …

Freelancers: It’s Okay to Say No

Working from home may seem less important somehow and often others view your time as more flexible or, frankly, less valuable. When it comes to volunteering, it’s important to protect your business by protecting your time. This also includes your volunteer time. Volunteerism In The Open Source Ethos The goal …

Welcoming Laura Nelson as a Big Orange Heart Trustee

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Laura Nelson to the Big Orange Heart Board of Trustees. The work Big Orange Heart are doing within our community is absolutely crucial in safeguarding the future of it. Mental illness is on the rise, and the fact that we all work in the …

Good enough…

Goodness me, sometimes it is such hard work to work past the stuff in our heads, isn’t it (yes, that is rhetorical as I know I am not alone in this). Earlier this year my own confidence had become so incredibly low that in one particular project I feel everything …