Wait. Did She Just Spell My Name Right?

I’ve mentioned how baristas spell my name at coffee shops here. In a surprisingly fun turn of events this happened at Starbucks.

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AndI didn’t even have to spell it! Aaaaand then when my drink was ready, another barista yelled “Kaay-Rin”. So, I guess you can’t win ‘em all.

Home is Where the Wheels Are

I’ve always known that home is where my feet are. Turns out that home is also where our wheels are. Lucky for me, I can blog from anywhere. #WPHome

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Price Canyon Recreation Area, Utah, USA

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Glenn Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah, USA

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Bluff, Utah

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Green River, Utah

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Bluff, Utah

More on our travels

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WordPress in the Boondocks

In a tiny town in rural Utah that can barely claim 300 people, there’s a coffee shop that proudly stands up alongside the cutest and coffee-est of coffee shops in any metropolitan area.

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My husband and I walked into this adorable little shop to get my coffee fix. After taking our order the barista asks my husband, “Did you go to WordCamp?” My husband pauses a moment, realizes he’s wearing a WordCamp Nicaragua t-shirt and says, “Yes”. Of course I ask the guy if he uses WordPress to which he proudly answers, “I use WordPress on *all* my sites.”

It’s at times like this, when I witness the impact of WordPress on people in rural America (and everywhere) that I am so intensely proud to be working for WordPress.com.

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Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality

Karen:

I love that the company I work for cares about these things.

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.

Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.

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