I'm back!

I'm bringing it back and with a new direction. While my travel articles will continue, I'll also be introducing a personal touch and new categories to future articles. Most of the guest posts have been moved to Why Wait to See The World. Upcoming articles will include tech, web development, and my life in Italy. I'll be the only writer going forward and will primarily be my personal blog.

 
 

Travel

Love to travel and learn about the world.

Tech

Front-end web developer and all things tech.

WordPress

Developer on all things WordPress, especially WooCommerce.

Don’t eat at St. Mark’s Square – Venice, Italy

By Michael Tieso

Venice has had it rough the last few years. As I was doing research for this article, I found that people have been writing about the overflow of tourism to Venice for a long time. You can find articles on the death of Venice, restricting the number of tourist, can Venice save itself from its…

I’m Speaking at TravelCon

By Michael Tieso

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be speaking at the first TravelCon taking place in Austin, Texas from September 20-22nd. I’ll be speaking on WordPress and eCommerce.

How I Organize My Photos

By Michael Tieso

I am obsessed with backing up, organizing, and making my photos accessible from anywhere. I lost a history of photos a few years ago then told myself I would never lose a single photo again.

We’re Moving to Italy

By Michael Tieso

It took me over four years to be recognized as an Italian citizen then in 2014 I was officially recognized. We’re finally ready to move to Italy. The plan has always been to live in Italy. The process took longer than we expected so we decided to have a home base in the US so…

What I Learned From Demoing VR to Hundreds of People

By Michael Tieso

I demonstrated virtual reality at Automattic’s annual company Grand Meetup of +400 people over the course of a week. On some nights we went until 2am playing various games and experiences. Here’s my experience and what I learned during that week. My Setup This was the largest room I’ve ever setup for VR. We had…

What I Learned Being a Subreddit Mod

By Michael Tieso

I’m a moderator of /r/Oculus which has over 76,000 subscribers. That’s more than /r/Twitch, /r/Japan, and /r/MLS.

I’m Sounders ’til I Die

By Michael Tieso

I grew up loving soccer. I remember having a Boca Juniors and Maradona poster in my room as a kid. My family would gather around during big tournaments and shout at the TV. I had a collection of trophy’s at home from playing all throughout elementary school. I didn’t play in high school because after…

Starting a New Chapter – Moving on from Travel Blog Success

By Michael Tieso

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…

VR is the Future

By Michael Tieso

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…

WordCamp Milwaukee: Creating an Engaging Community and Membership Site

By Michael Tieso

I helped co-found a company that grew into more than 1,500 paid members that uses bbPress forums, courses, exclusive benefits, and an engaging community. I will share my experience on how I encouraged community engagement and built it all with WordPress, WooCommerce, Sensei, bbPress, WooCommerce Memberships, AffiliateWP, and more.

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