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WordCamp Riverside Recap: Three’s a magic number

Joe Simpson gesturing during "What is SEO" from his WordPress SEO 101: Key(word)s to Success presentation.

Giving back by presenting to a great WordPress Community Although a 100-mile drive from the northern valleys of LA County from Santa Clarita southeast to SolarMax for WordCamp Riverside 2019, it was well worth it. Most importantly, supporting Lead Organizer Joshua Knappe, his team, and the other Southern California WordCamps is key. As I took […]

Giving in to the urge to give back

Kathy Zant of WordFence with Joe Simpson at the UnConference session at WordCamp US.

A look back at my whirlwind week in the WordPress Community Like that large blackbird sitting on the streetlight outside my bedroom window each morning, a Google Flights notification to St. Louis greeted me each morning. Possibilities with serious doubts were chirping at me constantly. After all the event was less than a week away! […]

Oh Behave! Marketing Smarter with The Choice Factory

Presentation slide from The Curse of Knowledge from the Choice Factory

You press the forward button on the remote arriving at the final slide in the presentation and someone IMMEDIATELY wants a copy for reference. As a seasoned speaker, this means there’s a connection with your audience and can pat myself on the back. Having GREAT content based on The Choice Factory which was half the […]

Behind the scenes on location of LAFC & Metro video

Featured actor Joe Simpson noticing an exchange on train.

SET PHOTOGRAPHY: Back in July, I had the opportunity to appear as a “featured extra” in a video that will be shown on the big screens at all Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) games until the end of the season.

Homecoming: Back in Michigan for WordCamp Grand Rapids

Lucky 7 Feature Image used in Twitter drip campaign

Heading home to Michigan meant reconnecting with ‘old friends’ and returning to WordCamp Grand Rapids allowed me to reconnect with some great people I met during the past two years of my journey back into WordPress.

90 Days to Live: Rediscovering My Light Within the WordPress Community

Speaker: Joe A Simpson Jr, WordCamp Chicago (Bluehost)

Two years ago on June 17th, technicians laid me out flat on a cold, hard, operating table being poked, prodded, and prepped for a surgical procedure. According to doctors, cardiac catheterization was the only sure way to find out what was wrong but the risks were really, really frightening. Counting backward, the last thought was […]

Twitter Chatter: WordCamp Santa Clarita

A Look Back at WordCamp Santa Clarita

CHIT CHAT: The first WordCamp north of Los Angeles (#WCLAX) and south of Sacrament (#WCSAC) since 2014. We’re the fifth annual WordCamp in Southern California. Here’s a look back at chatter on Twitter surrounding the event.