All posts by Lori K.C.R.

Mother of five children, pet aficionado, Naval Veteran of 7+ years, trained Mezzo Soprano, advanced gardener, accomplished homemaker, geek and nerd.

Interview with Jean Zimmerman, Author

Jean Zimmerman, Author, in 2013Jean Zimmerman ia a writer with an MFA as an honors graduate of the School of the Arts, Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, New York. Her first solo work, Tailspin: Women at War in the Wake of Tailhook (1995), focused on the Tailhook Association scandal and the link between sexual harassment and the role of women as warriors. Jean’s recent book, The Orphan Master (2012) has been optioned for a movie. She presently resides with her family in Westchester County, New York, where they live with their dog, Ollie.

I conducted this interview about how how she uses WordPress as an author for her work via Facebook. Jean has been using WordPress since 2012.

How did you find out about WordPress and what was your experience?

My friend who has had some experience with web design suggested it. My prior experience with WordPress or with blogging was zero. I had no idea about other platforms and lacked knowledge in general about the internet aside from doing research. Continue reading Interview with Jean Zimmerman, Author

Acts of Kindness in the WordPress Community

Ryan Bell has created a site called WPKindness that is devoted to sharing acts of kindness that have taken place throughout the WordPress Community.  You can report an act of kindness by visiting this site and submitting through the submissions page.

ScreenSnip of logo for WPKindness

Jeff Chandler of WPTavern is concerned about the ethical and monetary implications of including an affiliate link to the company you are submitting about.

The only problem I see is with number three “You understand might use an affiliate link to the company you are submitting about.“ I am torn on whether this is good or bad.

Mixing monetization with WordPress Community generosity is a mixed bag, don’t you think? Do you have concerns over something like this?

HatTip: Jeff Chandler of WPTavern