Hello and welcome to the September edition of the Themeisle interview series! In this one, Nyasha Green – the editorial director of the MasterWP newsletter – tells us more about her journey with WordPress.
Before reading Nyasha’s insights, don’t forget to check out last month’s interview with Michelle Frechette about our beloved WordPress community. Or, if you’re in the mood for even more insights from various professionals in the WordPress space, take a sneak peek at our full collection of interviews here.
Nyasha is the editorial director of the MasterWP newsletter. This means that every edition goes through her before being released out into the world. Be it editing, coming up with ideas, monitoring the news, or helping around – Nyasha ensures that MasterWP produces quality material.
She has a background in development, but her passion is blogging. She believes that good content should make people think, instead of just replicating what’s already out there.
Nyasha never steps away from sharing strong and controversial opinions, even if they might stir the pot here and there. At the same time, she makes sure to always have fun, and she leads by example while doing her job.
Let’s read the full story from Nyasha herself:
Nyasha Green Interview
When and how did you start working with WordPress? Is there an interesting story here?
I have been working in WordPress for 3 years as a developer. As a blogger, I think about 10 years. Cringey blog posts are a rite of passage for millennials, right?
My story? I was messing around with PHP and Bootstrap and my mentor Shambi Broome said, “Whoa you know PHP and Bootstrap?! May I interest you in the world of WordPress??” She brought a cake and everything was wonderful. She was the first person to give me professional WordPress work and I was hooked.
How do you define “being successful”?
Being successful to me is fulfilling goals, being surrounded by love, and having the opportunity and chance to have peace as well. I am currently successful because all 3 apply to me.
My company helps me reach goals I never thought possible. The love of my community, family, and friends makes getting up worth it. And I always can take a break when I am stressed or burning out.
Describe the WordPress community in one word.
An interesting group of people and more diverse than meets the eye. I just wish more people had voices.
What’s the no. 1 thing a new business entering the WordPress space should do?
Have a plan of what area of WordPress works for them. WordPress is growing rapidly to compete with page builder companies and I’m in the minority with this opinion, but there is no one way to build or sell and I think that’s wonderful. No matter what people say to you, find your lane and be my version
This article was written by Adelina Tuca and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.