In this unconventional episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Cory Miller, founder of iThemes and a mental health advocate. Normally we discuss the news of the week but both Marcus and I had some things we wanted to get off our chest.
We started the show by reviewing my trip to Oklahoma to attend the state’s first WordCamp. During the middle part of the show, Marcus shared a personal story of a troubling experience he recently had in the WordPress community. He describes what it was like to hit rock bottom on a mental and physical front. Cory provided some much-needed guidance based on his personal experience on what it takes to come back to the surface.
During the third and final part of the show, I discuss some of the troubles I experience being a WordPress journalist and the toll it takes when I make mistakes. We also discuss the impacts transparency and communication has on customers. While it may seem like common sense, it doesn’t appear as though many companies know how to manage crises.
Cory helped us wrap up the show by giving Marcus and I as well as the audience words of advice and encouragement.
Next Episode: Wednesday, August 17th 9:30 P.M. Eastern
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This is awesome. As a society, we need to be more open and honest about mental health issues.