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Introverts and social events in the workplace

Before we get into discussing introverts and social events in the workplace, I wanted to say that I am blessed to be here, safe, and healthy. I wish the same for my readers. 2020 was a hell of a year, and while things have improved somewhat, the pandemic is still a very real thing that we’re still juggling. Not everyone took up yoga, learned a new language or baked new recipes since the pandemic started, and that’s okay.

My last post here was literally right before the pandemic kicked in full swing and all of NY went on lockdown. My social media presence and writing pretty much stopped as a result. It was what I needed at the time, and I encourage everyone to also take time to do what’s best for you and yours. This pandemic is still not over regardless of all the “back to normalcy” things happening, and so it’s okay to focus on self care. 🌻 This post is also my way of practicing self care.

Now that I’m finally here to write though, I thought there was no better way to start than with a mental health post. I want to talk about introverts and social events in the workplace. It’s a topic that is near and dear to my heart. This perspective still feels taboo to share because it doesn’t currently fit the mold of most workplaces in a positive light. However, workplaces have shifted, and are becoming more flexible as well as open-minded. It seemed like the right time to bring up the topic.

(Note: This is a very long post. It’s over a decade’s worth of feelings that are finally out in the world, hence the mini-novel. But I understand if you want to skip straight to the point. You can read my bulleted summary under “How Can WorkPlaces Improve Social Events for Introverts?“)

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10 Pre-WCNYC Developer Tips

Are you pretty familiar with WordPress by now? Feel like you know all WordPress has to offer yet? Well after many years of WordPress development, I’m proud to say that I am still discovering new functions I’ve never used before or new capabilities behind functions I thought I knew. Since WordCamp is here in New York this weekend, clearly this is my rushed attempt to get something out there before then. Here are 10 pre-WCNYC developer tips that I hope level up your WordPress knowledge in some way. If you run into me this weekend, I’d love to hear if any of these helped you.

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The Feeling of Passion in Web Development

Are you a web developer who doesn’t write code outside of work hours? One of those web developers who don’t have an active Github account and loads of side projects? Have you ever felt less valuable than other developers due to not staying after hours or weekends for your job? Less valuable because you haven’t tried all the latest and greatest frameworks/languages?

And finally, have you ever been told or made to feel that you “lack passion” due to the above mentioned points? Then this post is for you. Let’s chat about the feeling of passion in web development.


10 WordPress Things I’ve learned working with 10up

It’s been half a year since I joined the 10up team and I’ve been learning so much about the CMS I love so far. Working with a company where I can continue my WordPress adventures full time has been a rewarding experience. I’ve met new people, dived into open source, and made new discoveries in WordPress. Since it’s long past due for a new post here on RachieVee, I’d love to share 10 WordPress things I’ve learned working with 10up – a mixture of newly discovered tools, techniques and functions!

Spoiler alert, I’ve written more than ten and there are front-end related things too. Confession, I just wanted to use the whole 10 things with 10up title.


Putting Myself First & Giving Back: A Look Back on 2015

I know it’s the last day of 2015, and new content has been less frequent than usual. However, I wanted to take time this morning to write as so much has happened throughout 2015. 2015 was a year of changes, for this blog, RachieVee, personally and professionally. It’s pretty amazing to see how far I’ve come and  I’m looking forward to what the new year brings.

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