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Monthly WordPress Meetup!


Due to our scheduled speaker feeling under the weather, this month's talk will now be given by Michael Cain of Automattic and Map & Menu.

How to Blog Like a Semi-Pro

Not everyone can be the next Daily Beast, Smashing Mag, or Daring Fireball, but with a little bit of time and effort, you can make the most of your blog. This session will cover farm-league blogging basics like defining and refining your message and voice, presenting a consistent brand/image, networking with others, getting traction, and even earning a little something in return (not necessarily monetizing, but other benefits like bartering, affiliates, and complimentary products/services). I’ll use examples of personal experience from and a few technical tips and tricks.

Michael is a Portland, Maine-based Theme Wrangler for Automattic’s Theme Team. He spends his days creating, converting, and improving the theme experience on both and, his evenings blogging about food and travel on, and his nights dreaming about how to make tomorrow’s WordPress blogs and sites even better.

After John's talk we'll hold a roundtable discussion about all things WordPress.  Come prepared with any items you'd like the group to discuss.

Other News
Sam Hotchkiss, organizer of the Maine WordPress Meetup, will be hitting the road in a camper for the next few months.  You can follow his adventures and WordCamp presentation schedule at

We'll also discuss any news related to the beginning stages of WordCamp Maine!

Pizza will be provided by Parka, the recently launched parent company of BruteProtect.

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  • Viva

    I would have loved to join, but the building was locked when I arrived. There is no phone number listed on this page, so I could neither call to have someone let me in, nor confirm that the event was not cancelled due to the storm. While I'm frustrated to have missed out on tonight's talk, I look forward to the next opportunity to be part of the discussion.

    February 18, 2014

    • Viva

      Oops, didn't realize the first comment posted successfully!

      February 18, 2014

  • Viva

    I would have loved to join tonight, but when I got to the building the door was locked and since there was no number posted on the site, I couldn't call to get in, or even to confirm that the event was not cancelled due to the storm. I'm very disappointed to have missed out, but I look forward to the next event.

    February 18, 2014

    • Stephen Q.

      Hello, we sent out a message and posted on here that the event was cancelled due to the weather. Sorry if it didn't reach you!

      February 18, 2014

  • John B.

    Invite says that we need a location. True?

    February 13, 2014

    • Stephen Q.

      Casco Bay Tech Hub is our permanent home. I believe this should be automatically set in for events moving forward, but I'll double check.

      February 13, 2014

  • Nikki B.

    I am looking forward to learning as much as I can!

    January 24, 2014

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