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  1. Spencer Forman
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    Great retrospective Justin! You have always been one of my favorite writers and teachers in the WP space…even if I have a couple years on you ;-)

    I hope to continue seeing great content from you in the years to come…and maybe even some more of your technical posts, like the “old” days?

    Here’s to the next 18!

    Spence

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  2. Greg O'Donoghue
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    very good honest story from Justin , he shares unique moments about his journey with WordPress , and if there is one word to describe him , is , that he is ‘Loyal’ , a very rare situation in todays World….. I have always read his articles , and I’ve learned WordPress , from Justin’s column…
    Albeit , I’m an amateur ,
    I have to mention , Sarah Gooding as well , both I’ve learned from ,
    thanks , Greg , from Ireland

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  3. Dee Wieninger
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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Justin. My “blogging” started as a website, posting stories that I call my “glorified journal”. You touched on a sensitive nerve when you talked about the “why” behind my blogging. I truly believe that I share my stories in hopes that they will bless others, but somewhere in the recesses of my pride-filled abyss I ask myself “why do I think anyone cares about my life to take time to read my journal?” But as you also shared, it is “my” journal and I return to it often and the person it blesses most is ME! I need to remember where I’ve been and how the Lord is growing my character. I still hope that my site blesses others, but thankfully I have taken the time to jot them down because I ENJOY IT! Had I not, those sweet memorable lessons would have been lost or at best, become a hazy shadow. You have encouraged me to dust off notes in my archives and consider their potential. Thanks for reminding me of that!

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  4. Ramakrishna
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    Just like you, I am thankful for the open source WordPress. Didnt imagined, I could make my career, establish small scale businesses with this amazing CMS. Started with blogging and journey goes on. I feel some regrets for stopping blogging but when I did that, wordpress offered me lot more ways. Wish I can start writing again.

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  5. Vishwajeet Kumar
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    WordPress has really changed many lives including me. It gives me a platform to share my passion and knowledge worldwide. Blogging is not a passion right now it’s a proven business model. Thanks to WordPress for making blogging easy.

    Regards,
    Vishwajeet Kumar

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  6. Eugenia
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    A few of my blogger friends and I were just discussing how grateful we are for WordPress! Thank you for your wonderful posts.

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  7. Dinesh Raja
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    Nicely portrayed brother

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  8. Grzegorz
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    You made me think that maybe it’s time to start writing something for myself for a change. I’ve been working with WordPress for a year, mostly as a writer of articles (of various kind) for my company and the projects we are engaged in.

    However, outside the professional sphere, I write fantasy scenarios for role playing games, I used to write poetry for my loved one, I also enjoy sharing my reviews of books and video games on sites such as Goodreads, Metacritic or Steam. I like putting my thoughts to paper. Now that I learned the basics of WP, maybe it’s time to set up my own thing. I’ll think about it.

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