Andy McIlwain

Content and community at GoDaddy. WordPress advocate. Web geek. Obsessive doodler. Caffeine junkie.

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Andy McIlwain

9 days ago

Building a WordPress-based product business is a much different process than it used to be.

The WordPress product market is completely different now

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Andy McIlwain

9 days ago

A good case study shares the elements of a good story

Using case studies to tell your story for you

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

The good jobs of the future aren’t going to involve working for giant companies on an assembly line.

Stop Stealing Dreams

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

Group projects are the exception in school, but they should be the norm.

Stop Stealing Dreams

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

In the connection revolution, value is not created by increasing the productivity of those manufacturing a good or a service. Value is created by connecting buyers to sellers, producers to consumers, and the passionate to each other.

Stop Stealing Dreams

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

The revision was among more than a dozen demanded by the appointee, Nancy B. Beck, after she joined the E.P.A.’s toxic chemical unit in May as a top deputy. For the previous five years, she had been an executive at the American Chemistry Council, the chemical industry’s main trade association.

Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

I wonder when we'll see more creative designs thanks to CSS grid...

The Story of CSS Grid, from Its Creators

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

The greater the gap between your earning and spending, the faster your net worth grows (or shrinks).

Profit Margin: The Most Important Number in Personal Finance

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

In order to survive and thrive, you need to earn a profit.

Profit Margin: The Most Important Number in Personal Finance

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

We need white space in our daily lives just as much as we need it in our designs.

Why You Need “White Space” in Your Daily Routine

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

I think dynamic coaching will finally replace the old forms-based paradigm. Instead of giving us static workflows and reporting tools, this new software will help us get better at our jobs.

AI can take over our mundane tasks. Here’s how human workers can learn new, more stimulating skills.

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

Building a large-scale design system: How we created a design system for the U.S. government

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

Imagine someone wandering alone in a giant desert, shouting “I love Big Macs!” into the sky. That’s Crowdtap.

The only job a robot couldn’t do

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

Swedish death cleaning is a little bit morbid. The idea is that when people die they leave stuff. Lots of stuff. Reams and reams of it, piles and piles of it. And it’s friends and family that are left to dealt with this stuff surfeit, this surplus of minutiae.

The new decluttering trend is called Swedish Death Cleaning and we tried it

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

There’s something incredibly satisfying about converting a dream into a domain name.

Postlight Is Two Years Old: Looking back

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

It turns out talking about diversity, inclusion, and even just basic civil behavior can be controversial in technical spaces.

We Don’t Do That Here

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

Sometimes the whole world felt like a nerdy frat house.

This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

Our limitations provide us with the greatest opportunity for creativity and inventiveness.

The More We Limit Ourselves, the More Resourceful We Become

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

How busy are you willing to be? You can’t say yes to everything.

Don’t Sleep on the Side Project

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

We are boring people, by ourselves.

Don’t Sleep on the Side Project

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

Our chatbot, NiroBot, is essentially our newest marketing team member.

For Kia, There's More to Facebook Messenger than Customer Service

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

Search-Log Analysis: The Most Overlooked Opportunity in Web UX Research

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Andy McIlwain

27 days ago

Analysis of site-search logs is one of the biggest missed opportunities in UX research.

Search-Log Analysis: The Most Overlooked Opportunity in Web UX Research

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Andy McIlwain

27 days ago

Affiliate marketing can be a nasty, complicated business.

The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare

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Andy McIlwain

27 days ago

The best mental models are the ideas with the most utility.

Mental Models: How to Train Your Brain to Think in New Ways

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Andy McIlwain

27 days ago

We’re all just humans, separated by screens.

This is the exact opposite of every “grow your list” article

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Andy McIlwain

27 days ago

Life Is About to Get a Whole Lot Harder for Websites Without HTTPS

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Andy McIlwain

27 days ago

SEO Best Practices for Canonical URLs + the Rel=Canonical Tag - Whiteboard Friday

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Andy McIlwain

27 days ago

Our 6 Must Reads on Content Marketing

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Andy McIlwain

27 days ago

Product and Content Are Two Sides of the Same Value Proposition

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Andy McIlwain

30 days ago

To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain “the last best hope of earth” for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.

Remarks At The 2017 Liberty Medal Ceremony

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Andy McIlwain

30 days ago

Many freelancers want to be independent forever.

10 Surprising Stats About Today’s Independent Workforce

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Andy McIlwain

30 days ago

As freelancers begin to position themselves as solopreneurs (and not just part-time workers), they are realizing the benefits of personal branding and marketing.

10 Surprising Stats About Today’s Independent Workforce

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Andy McIlwain

30 days ago

TL;DR = Danny Sullivan is the new Matt Cutts? 😶

My new chapter: joining Google to better explain search & help bridge the gap

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Andy McIlwain

30 days ago

How To Develop A Highly Effective Weekly Review Ritual In Trello

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Andy McIlwain

30 days ago

For the ad-heavy non-local SERPs that we work in, paid ads are likely now earning nearly the same percentage of clicks as organic results — a staggering change from most of the history of Google.

New Findings Show Google Organic Clicks Shifting to Paid

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Andy McIlwain

30 days ago

But the point isn’t that a Republican beat a Democrat. The point is that the very roots of the electoral system—the news people see, the events they think happened, the information they digest—had been destabilized.

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

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Andy McIlwain

30 days ago

The informational underpinnings of democracy have eroded, and no one has explained precisely how.

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

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Andy McIlwain

31 days ago

Twitter was built at the tail end of that era. Their goal was giving everyone a voice. They were so obsessed with giving everyone a voice that they never stopped to wonder what would happen when everyone got one. And they never asked themselves what everyone meant. That’s Twitter’s original sin. Like Oppenheimer, Twitter was so obsessed with splitting the atom they never stopped to think what we’d do with it.

One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end

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Andy McIlwain

32 days ago

Spend as much time amplifying and promoting a piece of content as you did producing it.

11 thought leaders on the future of content marketing

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Andy McIlwain

32 days ago

While everyone is moving in one direction, move in the other one to stand out.

11 thought leaders on the future of content marketing

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Andy McIlwain

32 days ago

The growth of difficult-to-automate service activities may explain some of the productivity slowdown.

Is Productivity Growth Becoming Irrelevant?

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Andy McIlwain

32 days ago

It’s not just maintenance that our society fails to appreciate; it’s also the maintainers themselves.

Let’s Get Excited About Maintenance!

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Andy McIlwain

32 days ago

We must show more appreciation for the art of maintenance.

Americans have an impoverished and immature conception of technology, one that fetishizes innovation as a kind of art and demeans upkeep as mere drudgery.

Let’s Get Excited About Maintenance!

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Andy McIlwain

32 days ago

“Buy only the home you need, not the house you can afford.”

The Truth About Living in a 4,000 Square Foot Home

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Andy McIlwain

32 days ago

Living in a 4,000 square foot home is nice, but the reality when you own a 4,000 square foot home is that it costs money—a lot of money.

The Truth About Living in a 4,000 Square Foot Home

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Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

It’s been said that attitudes are contagious.

Be a Mentor

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Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

Being present means creating opportunities for meaningful interaction.

Be a Mentor

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Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

Mentorship has always been a part of the web industry.

Be a Mentor

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Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

Still not seeing a clarification on Gutenberg data stored as HTML instead of JSON. #sadface

Gutenberg, or the Ship of Theseus

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