The WordPress Chick Podcast
About This Show
Kim Doyal, “The WordPress Chick” shares her journey in the world of blogging, life and entrepreneurship on the internet. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride while Kim discusses her insights on crafting the business and life you want using her platform of choice, WordPress. Whether you’re new to WordPress or consider yourself a more advanced user, these blog building and online tips will make you more successful with your business. Kim is widely known for being “authentic” and connecting with her audience in a fun and informative way that will keep you coming back for each new episode. Kim is totally self-taught when it comes to WordPress and has been making her living online for the past 5 years. She is a published author, movie producer, artist, and has the best cartoon voice you’ll ever hear on a podcast! Her motto is.
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Winding Down 2016, Getting Ready for 2017 & Much Appreciation WPCP: 123
I’ll be doing a ‘year in review’ post after Christmas, but thought this was a perfect time to do an episode on winding the year down, getting ready for 2017 and simply saying Thank You to YOU… my audience.
You’ve made it all possible and have encouraged and inspired me to keep going.
To say this past year has been a wild ride would be an understatement.
I’ve gone through some massive changes in my business and personal life (and unfortunately for you I’ve bared my soul in the process). As challenging as some of it has been, it’s also all been so very worth it.
Winding Down 2016
It’s been a long time since I’ve looked this forward to a year being over.
As I write this I realize the reasons for this are hardly the end of the world, they’ve just been exhausting. Everyone I love is still healthy and happy, no one has had any major losses in their life and my business is doing well.
Making the decision to sell my house was a big one, but I knew it was coming. It just came a couple years sooner than I had expected (I don’t intend to stay where I am when my son graduates high school in 2 1/2 years. It’s been a great place to raise my kids but it’s not where I want to spend the rest of my life). I knew I needed to simplify my life (and my business). It’s only my son and I at home now and while my house wasn’t huge, it was more than I felt like taking care of (especially the yard, even though I loved my pool).
It’s still crazy to me when I think about the cost of living in Northern California… (specifically close to the Bay Area), but that’s for another conversation.
Part of winding down for me is getting all my client projects completely wrapped up as soon as possible. These could probably have been done sooner, but of course I’m the bottleneck (I have done a pretty thorough job of cutting expenses this year, which included my project manager). I’d love to have her work with me again but in a different capacity. As I start planning for 2017 I know that to do what I want to do I’m going to need some help in different areas. I guess it would still be project management but it won’t be client projects. They’ll be my projects.
In order to wind the year down and enjoy the last couple weeks of the year (not working, although I’ll probably be doing some work
Rated 5 out of
I'm somewhere between a complete newbie and a master web designer (much, much closer to the newbie end of that scale) and as I build my Wordpress site, I love having Kim's tips and tricks coming through my headphones!
Date published: 2015-09-23