If you’ve been following my work for a while, you would have noticed that I keep talking about my dream of “making the world and the web a better place.” I picked up the latter part of that goal from Automattic’s mission.
As our lives are going increasingly online (and as we are talking more and more about Web 3.0 and the Metaverse), changing the web or making it a better place, could have a direct impact on the world too. In other words if you make the web a better place, you are also making the world a better place.
For my day to day work, I support and build the open source community around WordPress, that’s what I do for a living. We are living in a world where the Internet is slowly going into the hands of a few major corporations. Open source content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal prevent that by keeping the web open. They allow you to build your own outpost in the web, and not just exist as a part of an algorithm-driven walled garden owned by an internet megacorporation.
As part of my work, I make more and more people aware of WordPress and open source technologies. I try to build, support, and bolster the community around it with a group of some of the best people in the world (the WordPress community team), and it is nothing but exciting! The work I do makes an impact on the lives of people, and I am lucky enough to see that impact on a day-to-day basis too!
In other words, I am changing the world by keeping the web, open!
This post was written as part of the Bloganuary challenge of WordPress.com. Bloganuary is a month-long challenge, where bloggers are challenged to write a new blog post every day, based on a daily writing prompt. You will need a WordPress.com account to get the prompts, but you can blog on any platform of your choice – OR even journal privately. Oh btw, there is no bloganuary police – so you can pick your own prompts if you wish to!