Shaking off the dust…

I wrote the first post on this blog on August 27, 2005. That’s 4,047 days ago. Or 11 years and 23 days ago.

This is my first WordPress blog, and I blogged regularly for a few years.

Then I went silent.

I focussed on building my businesses, and as I posted blogs on my business sites, this personal site went to the bottom of my attention list.

Alex has an opinion about everything, and in his opinion, I should restart blogging.

So here we go!

Couple of things:

  • My first “proper” post should appear in a day. If you’re an engineer or studied computer software, I’d love to hear your feedback on that.
  • Give me some time to organize old posts. I’m going to archive a lot of things. I haven’t finished reading Marie Kondo‘s awesome book yet, but I sense I’ve got a lot of cleaning up ahead!

And if you are really reading this, oh my… Warm welcome if you are here for the first time. And in case you used to read this many years ago, I’d love to reconnect even while my jaw drops in awe! 🙂

- Nirav Mehta

Build It and They Won’t Come – Watch this before you build your next WordPress plugin / theme / whatever…

WordPress has more than 50,000 public plugins. Should you build the next one? Will it be worthwhile maintaining it over the next five years? How will people discover your plugin? What activities can suck you away from building great plugins? How do you land up with great reviews for your plugins? Does it make sense to listen to customer feedback? How do you run a business around WordPress plugins and make money?

Those are some of the questions you will get answer for, in this talk!