My Journey to Happiness – Part 1

I’m so excited to officially announce that I’m a Happiness Engineer at Automattic! I hope it’s not too late to share with you my journey to join Automattic.

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WordPress.com vs WordPress.org Explained Using an Analogy

Ever since I started volunteering at the WordPress.com support forum, one of the most frequent replies from the volunteer members and the staff will be to clear up the confusions between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.

In this post, I’ll try to explain the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org using an analogy. If you have another analogy to share or if you think that any of the examples given in this post is not appropriate, feel free to comment and let me know!

Note: The term website or blog or site might be used interchangeably in this article as they meant the same thing.

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No Pain, No Gain

There’s easy learning like spoon-feeding all the information required to you and there’s another way of learning which requires a certain amount of pain so you would remember well.

I learned a lesson recently in a hard way. After I was rejected by Automattic, I reviewed the CV and the assignment I submitted to them and I realized there were so many mistakes I made in both the CV and the assignment!

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A Leap of Faith

Today, I made a leap of faith by hitting the submit button on the Job Application for Happiness Engineer form at Automattic.

It started a few months ago when I was doing the random Google search on the keywords like “freelance jobs in Malaysia”. After a few clicks here and there, the Work with Us page of Automattic landed on my browser. The name of the company looks very familiar to me. So I Googled again on it and realized it is the company behind WordPress!

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