My Decade in Pajamas

Just over ten years ago, I took the plunge into working from home. Two years ago, the majority of knowledge workers around the world had the opportunity to try the remote work lifestyle out for themselves. For those of you who have decided that you’re never going back to the office, I’d like to share … Read more

The Cost of Contribution

Joining such a welcoming and inspiring community as is the WordPress project can be exhilarating and makes people want to contribute their part to join the movement and strengthen their feeling of belonging. The initial enthusiasm can easily lead to contributors slowly spiraling into overcommitment and a feeling of obligation and responsibility towards the project. … Read more

“Always On” Culture is a Killer: A Remote Survival Guide

The WordPress community has been an early adopter of remote and distributed work. Many of the companies within the ecosystem are embracing some degree of remote operation, and now more than ever in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. While business outputs may remain high, what is the impact for the individual worker when work goes … Read more

Hustle and Health: Creating a culture of wellness when working from home

Whether forced into a change due to the recent pandemic, or selected as a choice in pursuit of more freedom or balance, many creative and technology professionals have found themselves working from home. Though the perks of a short commute, casual attire, and pets-as-officemates can’t be beat, blending work life with home life can often … Read more