For some time now, our Max Foundry products have had an admin page built into them that shows various system information for that WordPress installation. Things like the current theme, all active plugins, the versions of WordPress, PHP, and MySQL, memory limit, browser details, operating system, all of which are really useful for us when it comes to support issues.
Last weekend I attended and spoke at WordCamp Atlanta. There were over 400 people in attendance, and the organizers and volunteers did a fantastic job of hosting the event. Jon Davis (from Shopp) made the trip with me and as two of the organizers for WordCamp Columbus, we made several mental notes about how they did things for which we’ll apply to our own event come early August.
You may have noticed I haven’t written a blog post in the last few days. I don’t think it’s any coincidence this has happened since starting at Znode last week. It’s definitely been an adjustment getting used to the daily schedule change, and has certainly affected me trying to write everyday.
Yesterday was my last post about the tenets of the Micropreneur Manifesto so I thought today I’d give a recap of each of the 16 tenets with links back to each of the full articles. Feel free to jump around and read through at your leisure.
Part of the romanticism of running a startup is building your team. Startup founders always envision having an uber-cool group of people to help them takeover the world. But with hiring employees comes an entirely different set of responsibilities that many founders aren’t prepared for. And that brings us to the last tenet of the Micropreneur Manifesto: Reject Growth.
As a startup, you have to watch every dollar. You need to know exactly where it’s coming in from and where it’s going out to, with both sides equally important. But are you willing to make sacrifices to your personal expenses to make those dollars stretch further? That’s what Tenet #15 of the Micropreneur Manifesto is about: Live Like a Pauper, Treat Your Business Like a King.
In the startup world, failure is almost a way of life. You will fail at so many things, both big and small, that eventually it becomes an expected outcome. And not only is it expected, but it’s welcomed because it is the one true way you learn. So that brings us to Tenent #14 of the Micropreneur Manifesto: Failure Is An Option.
Putting yourself out there is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. That’s part of what makes a startup the roller coaster ride that it is. Some of those highs and lows come from being visible and having other people like and dislike what you’re doing. But as long as you’re engaging people, that’s what matters, and is what Tenet #13 of the Micropreneur Manifesto is about: The More You Do In Public, the Faster Things Will Move.