Why Every Beer Blogger Needs a 360 Camera

I presented at the Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference (recently rebranded as BeerNow) in August. I participated in the “Lightning Talks” part of the conference. Seven of my fellow conference attendees and myself each had five minutes to “expound on something related to their involvement in the beer industry.” I, of course, chose to talk about…

The Speaker Decks of #BBC17

Didn’t get to attend BBC17 last year? Attended and want to brush up on the speakers we heard from in Milwaukee? Here’s a quick collection of many of the speaker decks we saw while at the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference in August of 2017. The Many Personalities of Beer – Julia Herz Welcome to…

Excited About 2018

Let’s face it. 2017 was shit for a lot of people. I won’t go into details, but anyone who reads the news knows what I’m talking about. Beyond having my beautiful second child I wasn’t so impressed with what the year brought. Right now, I’m choosing to take a positive look at the near-ish future…

Joel’s Interstitial Plugin for YOURLs

I use YOURLs as a way to help keep my brands intact on various links and stories I use on a regular basis from my professional blog, dad blog and beer directory. I approached Ozh, lead developer on YOURLs, about creating a plugin to display an interstitial ad between users clicking on a shortlink and visiting the target site….

WordPress 4.2 Released

WordPress version 4.2 has been released. It is named “Powell” in honor of jazz pianist Bud Powell, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. The new features in 4.2 focus around more easily sharing others content (with source links),  extended characters support and emojis! Links from Tumblr.com and Kickstarter can now auto embed in…