Posts by Michael Tieso

Starting a New Chapter – Moving on from Travel Blog Success

June 30 will be my last day as a co-owner of Travel Blog Success. I’ve accepted a position at Automattic continuing on as a Developer Advocate for WooThemes. Automattic has a Conflict of Interest policy that does not allow most side-businesses. Unfortunately Travel Blog Success is considered a conflict of interest and thus I had…

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VR is the Future

I pre-ordered an Oculus Rift for $600 and I’m incredibly excited. I watched the countdown tick on January 6th to 8 am PT as I hit F5 often. As I ordered my Rift, I took a step back and realized I’m witnessing history. It sounds melodramatic but I think it’s true. I just pre-ordered the…

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Joining Automattic

Exciting news this morning as it has been officially announced that WooThemes in joining Automattic. I joined WooThemes April 15, 2014 as a Support Ninja. At the time we were around 20-30 employees. Within a few months, I moved into a new role leading a small support team for many of our enterprise level extensions.…

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Everything led me to this point

Want to know a secret? After coming home from one-year around the world in 2010, I applied for jobs at retail stores. My blog wasn’t making any money yet and I completely ran out of cash. I was about to walk into BestBuy with my application and thought to myself “what the fuck am I doing?” I…

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