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Well, this’ll get me a downrant and probably a pile of abusive and hateful comments, but I chose WordPress as my dev specialty. It’s in that sweet spot between my own uselessness as a full stack and front-end coder and my clients’ inability to comprehend how to click an “Update plugin” button. So they pay me to do that, plus the occasional “design”, and are seemingly happy to do so.

I think I won something. Not sure what. But my stress levels in my career are consistently at an all-time low. I have lots of flexible time in my day to do work, go outside, get exercise, work on hobbies, network with other people, and be with family. I guess being a WordPress “expert” isn’t all that bad.

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  • 4
    In three years you'll want to die from boredom.

    Or... at least that's what happened to me.
  • 5
    @HiFiWiFiSciFi I’m not bored. I enjoy the entrepreneurial aspect and helping business owners get their blogs and stores running more than writing the perfect sort code or whatever it is the cool kids are into that literally nobody will ever see or care about or know exists. Been doing this since 2009 and there are other rewards besides trying to keep on top of build tools and keeping NPM updated with a hard drive big enough to hold all the packages.

    At least that’s what I tell myself whenever I consider the fact that within a week of finishing a course on yet another language I’m supposed to know, I can’t remember a single thing I allegedly “learned”.
  • 2
    Get outta here.
  • 6
    This makes me think I should go down that route as well... nevermind the lack of challenge: who should one’s work should be challenging if it leaves you with enough time and energy on your hands to challenge yourself elsewhere?
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  • 2
    A downrant?
  • 0
    @AlmondSauce My attempt to make a funny word for the general social media ritual of giving DoublePlusGood and DoublePlusBad on peoples’ posts. haha
  • 0
    Why not do the same with one of those doityourself web builder services? Why even bother with a installation?
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