Help Others – using your experience

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This past weekend I talked about using your blog to build a platform. As I talked about things, I mentioned the goal was to always be helpful, and to make sure you weren't the hero of the story (both things I wrote about recently).

But then I received some questions. Folks asked:

  • What can I write about?
  • How can I be helpful? About what?
  • How can I help someone else be the hero?

So I decided to try something new today. Who knows if it will work.

But I was in Jason's session on podcasting when he spoke about SoundCloud and I remembered I had an account with them.

So here's my answer to those questions.

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Did you like that episode?

It's an illustration that helps you think about your experiences in a different way. It even paints your worst moments in a positive light – all because it lets you help others.

That's what makes being an old guy (43) hanging out with a bunch of 23 and 33 year olds fun. Because I've made more mistakes (and learned from them). I think some folks call this wisdom. But I don't think you actually get a prize for trying to do something 35 incorrect ways before figuring out some best practices.

So let me ask you this – what are you struggling with that may help others in the near future?

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Chris Lema
Chris Lema has been working with WordPress since 2005. Over the years he's been a blogger, a speaker at WordCamps, a coach for WordPress product companies, and the founder of the conference for WordPress business owners, called CaboPress. Today he's the VP of Products at Liquid Web, where he manages the world's first managed platform for WooCommerce stores.

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