Well, how’s that for a unique title? I just read Scott Berkun’s book, The Year Without Pants which is his book about Automattic, the company behind WordPress. I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for some time now and Scott’s book motivated me to dig into WordPress and take a shot. I’ve read some great material about blogs from Glen Allsopp www.viperchill.com and Copyblogger www.copyblogger.com. 🙂 and just jumping in I’m probably violating all the rules. Oh well, that’s one of the encouragements from Scott … and apparently one of the main ways that Automatticians (interesting that word isn’t in the WordPress spell check) operate … chaos. It’s interesting to me that I started typing “controlled chaos” but I just searched the book (yeah, Kindle edition) and I don’t see that Scott ever used that term … he just said “chaos”. I suppose that we management types do have issues with that concept. Actually, I think we have issues with anything not qualified … like “unlimited freedom”.
This should be an interesting journey. Expect to see stuff about information technology, philosophy, law school (I’m thinking about taking a shot at that again), writing, business, and business management. Oh yeah, and people, and love, and travel, and maybe some mention of food I like and places to eat it.
- Matt Mullenweg, skyping into class Monday 9/23 (mediafluency.wordpress.com)
- The Year Without Pants (apeatling.wordpress.com)
- Automatticians at WordCamps (jenmylo.com)
- The Year Without Pants, review: Work, but not as we know it (zdnet.com)
- The Year Without Pants (poststat.us)
- The Year Without Pants: An interview with author Scott Berkun (mirthandmotivation.com)
- Scott Berkun Shares Advice for Writers Working Remotely (mediabistro.com)
- Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2013 (fairfieldparkcruisader.wordpress.com)