Originally written for DesignTactician.blog First, define your purpose It may seem like a silly question to ask oneself—but its often a question that’s overlooked when folks get a website or blog online (or before). But the answer to “why” can often shift the tactics in which to have a successful website or blog. What’s the … Continue reading Finding your target audience. A simple guide to driving more traffic to your blog.
It's an exciting journey to have a project going. Maybe it's a side passion, maybe it's a desire to do something for others, maybe it's a business blossoming... when it gets online it always reaches a point where one has to face the question "how do I get more people interested in what I do?" … Continue reading I’m just starting! What’s the first step to more page views?
Some changes are coming to the Automatic design blogs. Previously, we were tasked with writing an article each month on a topic of our choice. However, we're now moving to quarterly posts. For our next article, we were given a specific prompt to follow: The topic for your January 15, 2018 post is to first … Continue reading Paying my way to success
In recent months, the WordPress.com marketing team has been making great progress in creating new creative work to showcase our products and connect them with our current and prospective customers. One of our focus areas is to think more strategically in our creative approach, which leads us to more comprehensive campaign-level thinking. I’d like to … Continue reading Questions on Marketing Creative Strategy
Imagine you step into your car for your morning commute, then the car starts driving itself. You realize you need to make a stop at the cell phone store, so you tell your car. You walk into the store where you’re greeted by a shiny humanoid who offers you the latest model of its product. … Continue reading Computer, do my design work.
"We don’t make software for free, we make it for freedom." The idea of freedom rings true to Automattic's roots. Our CEO, Matt Mullenweg, blogged about the four software freedoms back in 2014. In fact, this concept of freedom is so important you've probably spotted it on our homepage. We've been exploring how the concept of … Continue reading What’s Your Freedom?
When you sit down and think about how to contribute to WordPress as a designer, your first thought is most likely: 'How can I work on the core software using the skills I have?'. In the WordPress community we are lucky that there are plenty of opportunities for designers to get involved that don't involve … Continue reading Camp Contributions