Tuesday, February 6, is the start of a 48 hour BobWP WordPress Content Marathon. Bob will be posting tons of great WP information around the clock – podcasts, interviews, articles, and who knows what else he’ll do.
Then there’s that interview I did of him that’s coming too!
The Back Story
I know he’ll kill me for saying this, but if you don’t know it, BobWP is a big deal in the WordPress community. If he did not exist, we’d have to invent him.
It’s not just that Bob is a great guy and fun to be with, but he’s got to be one of the most well known and beloved luminaries in all of WordPressdom.
I told Bob I might be his biggest suck-up – and I don’t mind one bit.
Seriously, Bob knows what is going on with WordPress just about as much as anyone does. His ties to theme developers, designers, and all sorts of vendors working the WordPress ecosystem is stunning. Everybody knows the guy and they all speak highly of him.
Talk about being an influencer. He’s the definition of.
If you get 30 seconds face time with him at a WordCamp, you did well. That is exactly what happened in Nashville last December when I asked if I could interview him for one of his podcasts. He said yes!
On January 17, he sat for 45 minutes telling me his life’s story and about the work he does for all of us.
About 5 years ago, I did what I could to get Bob’s attention. He was doing WordPress workshops in the Seattle area and I was doing WordPress webinars. I thought we might be able to work together.
I sent a bunch of emails his way. Nothing happened.
Fast forward a few years. While Bob was doing a lot of affiliate marketing, I saw him promote on his blog WP Apprentice, a fabulous WP online training service created by another great guy, Kirk Biglione. That was my break. I commented on Kirk’s service, got Bob’s attention, and became a regular commenter on his blog. We met at WordCamp US in 2016 and the rest is history.
BobWP Is A Publishing Empire
I don’t know how he does it. He now has 4 different podcasts, a very active blog, and a newsletter. He serves to help businesses monetize their sites and blogs.
Bob is inspirational. He’ll tell you that he’s made some mistakes along the way and that if something in your business is not working, you need to fix it. Good advice which I have taken.
The NPR Of WordPress
For years Bob has done countless plugin and theme reviews using text, images, and videos. What you get is his unvarnished take on how (or if) something works. He does it with a friendly, approachable, and unbiased style.
Just like NPR.
That is what BobWP is today – a subscription service. Yes, you can get a lot for free, but free can’t go on forever without support.
That is where we come in.
Have a look at BobWP’s site. It’s a stellar resource. Since I get his newsletter, I find myself there at least once a week.
It’s up to you. Like NPR, you can get BobWP for free, but you know this can’t go on forever without your support.
Here’s how to become a backer. Check out whose glossy is on that page!!
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