Why I Love StudioPress and the #genesiswp Framework

Genesis Framework for WordPress

I’ve blogged before about why I love StudioPress and the work they do, but after getting a chance to finally meet some of the StudioPress folks last Friday, I feel compelled to do so again.

I’ve been following the work of Brian Gardner, founder of StudioPress, for quite awhile. He has created an absolutely amazing theme framework in Genesis, as well as an amazing brand with StudioPress and the move to join up with CopyBlogger Media. Not only that, but he is genuinely an insanely nice guy and a man of faith. I won’t mention names, but some of the theme developers I’ve worked with in the past, while having pretty dang good skills, were also kind of jerks.

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What!? You’re not using WordPress?

This post is part of a technology series called “What?! You’re not using…?” where I’m sharing ten technology sites/apps that I find to be very helpful – and you might too!

I’m a WordPress elitist. A snob. I fully admit that. And I will make a confession. Back in 2002, I was playing around with these things called “blogs” and I signed up with Blogger. It was the one I knew most people had (this was 2002…like, 9 years ago), but I never really did much with it. In 2003, I started Pomomusings (it was located at cleave.blogs.com at the time) on Typepad, and was there for about 4 years before seeing the light and switching to WordPress. So I admit that this post is written by someone who is a WordPress elitist. I look down on people who have blogs that end with .blogspot.com – I’m sorry, but I just do. Once you’ve seen the promised land, nothing else looks as good.

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New Tech Blog Series: What!? You’re not using…?

For those of you who know me, you’ll know I’m a pretty big tech-geek. Although, if you ask my wife, one of the things that I hate doing more than anything is trying to hook up stuff related to our TV. I don’t know why, but it drives me crazy. But other than that, I love finding out about cool new apps, gadgets or anything related to tech.

Sometimes I get surprised when I find out some folks don’t know about technology that I rely on regularly – but I realize not everyone is as much of a geek as I am. So I thought I’d do a series of posts entitled, “What!? You’re not using ____?” I’ll share with you 10 things that I find myself relying on the most in this crazy tech-obsessed world, and let you know why I think they’re great, and why I think you should try them out. Just so you know what to expect over the next couple weeks, here are some of the things I’ll be writing about (and there may be more, so keep coming back, okay?).

I hope you find some of these useful and helpful – and hopefully you’ll find out about at least one that’s new to you.