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WordPress is Changing — Season 8

How time flies.

It’s been nearly 7 months since I’ve published a new episode of the Matt Report and while it’s been kinda nice not to have all of the podcasting duties on my plate, it’s time to get back to work on Season 8.

During this time, I’ve had a chance to reflect on WordPress the software, WordPress the community, and to watch the overall hype “using WordPress” around our space quiet down a bit.

That’s not to say we’re lacking any vocal discussions about where WordPress is headed. You can’t throw a stone without hitting a love/hate blog post, forum thread, video, or tweet about upcoming Gutenberg in version 5. The question of leadership — or lack thereof in some instances — is being called into question more than ever before.

There’s also a strong amount of freelancers looking for work citing dried up channels that were once filled with customers willing to buy. And by the way, there’s now a movement to fork WordPress proper.

Yeah, things are changing.

I don’t think it’s all bad, either. I think change is good. Through the chaos, we’ll find our “new” footing. There’s a new opportunity in the space. Opportunity for business, leadership, community, and the software that we all love.

I hope we can explore that in Season 8.

Today’s episode is the prequel to all of this discussion on change, including change for the Matt Report podcast itself. I mean, how many WordPress podcasts do we need?

I find that I’m calling myself a content creator more than anything lately — and I’m barely scratching the surface of what I consider “good content.” We’ll see where it all goes, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the work that I put out and the stories shared have a positive impact on your life.

Get ready for Season 8!

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WordPress is Changing — Season 8

 
 
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