Happy Fourth WordPress Birthday to Me

Today marks my fourth year anniversary having a WordPress.org account and when I remember first starting to use WordPress for my blog.  I thought it would be fun to recap what I’ve accomplished since September 27th 2007 and what some of my long term WordPress goals are.

WordPress and Me Thus Far

In 2007 I started using WordPress for just my blog didn’t know what I was doing download a theme hacked up some CSS/PHP finally got everything working after hours of trying. Since that time here’s what I’ve been able to do:

  • Became one of the Three most important people to WordPress
  • Contributed to/wrote 5 plugins with a total download count of 121,331
  • Updated 3 articles in the Codex
  • Attended WordCamp Seattle
  • Dipped my feet into WordPress Core Trac
  • Got involved in the WordPress.org Forums and at http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/
  • Updated my personal site to run completely on WordPress and Hybrid

What’s next?

Here are some of my longterm WordPress goals:

  • Become a core contributor (even if it’s just fixing a typo)
  • Meet Matt Mullenweg
  • Continue to be involved in the Forums, discussions and Codex of WordPress
  • Attend WordCamp SF
  • Continue to attend WordCamp Seattle

Do you use WordPress? If so how? How long have you been using it? What are some of the things you like best?

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