Sometimes, you actually need a break

There is a very slight difference between “Workaholic” and “Hard Worker”. I have been working without any breaks for a two years of a long time. No weekends, occasional outings and lesser contacts.

While I was thinking it would bring me more productivity, it actually started killing it. Only then I figured:

Being at work and getting work done are two different things.

On my recent trip to Mumbai; which I planned for attending WordCamp Mumbai’14 was indeed a game changer for me. It just feels great to stay away from work for a little and enjoy the little things, now be that:

  • Talking with Rickshaw/taxi drivers or
  • Trolling with Hotel staff or
  • Debating on small issues
  • or just chilling on the beach

I missed the work I used to do 16-18 hours everyday, however, but I only grabbed my laptop once or twice during the 6 days trip.

Now when I’m back at work, everything feels so new and am more excited than ever about my work. Several new ideas jumping around my mind, and I’m getting more work done now.

I will make sure I keep taking breaks, once in a while.

Here are a few snaps from Mumbai Trip that you might enjoy.

2013 Year In Review

Since last year, I started writing “Year In Review” every year to track my own progress year by year and also for them who are interested in things how I made it happen. If you haven’t already seen the last year’s review, you might want to take a quick look.

Speaking of last year, when I started Codestag, it was just a blog focused on Web Design, and Web Development tips and tutorials. But it didn’t go as good as I projected it to be since I wasn’t very active at blogging. I leave it to people like Chris Lema and Brian Krogsgard.

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First Two Hours of Contributing to WordPress Core

If you have read my previous article about completing 2 years with working with WordPress then you must be aware that I recently decided to contribute to WordPress Core.

I have committed to contribute to WordPress core every Sunday for an hour. Last week I started doing pretty small things, like reading docs about how to contribute and noticed a few bugs in codex itself and took that straight to Nacin but it seems that the bug was around for a while where the code snippets on page were autolinking the links.

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Two Years with WordPress

It’s been exactly two years today since I started working with WordPress and that was the best decision I made ever. I’ve been always thinking of giving back to the community but always ended up with an excuse of not knowing how to.

In past 2 years, I’ve done more than 50 sites on WordPress but I stopped doing client work from last Feb since I started my own venture Codestag with John Fraskos. Since then we’ve released quite a number of quality themes with thousands of happy customers.

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