How much do we really know of individuals in the WordPress community? Unless you get to speak with them on a weekly basis or they are open about it via whatever method they choose, I don’t think we know very much. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Ronald since 2007. I’ve had the chance to co-author the same site as him (WeblogToolsCollection.com) and have him be my taxi driver at WordCamp Dallas 2008. He is also the genius behind one of my favorite plugins, Ajax Edit Comments. I knew Ronald had gone through some hard times but I had no idea of the trials and tribulations this man has gone through. For instance, he attempted suicide 3 times. Not once, but three times. I discovered this through an in-depth personal interview with Ronald that was published on the Readers Appreciate Project website.
I enjoy Ronald’s company within the WordPress community and I feel it necessary to point people to an interview that highlights more of the personal back story behind this individual. Thank goodness that part of his life is behind him and I hope he can stay on the right path for the rest of his life.