All my life, I’ve felt somewhat mediocre. I decided to embrace that feeling and get up on stage to talk about it.
I had applied to speak at WordCamp US in Philadelphia on a whim, because I know that speaking at a conference makes you much more engaged with it than you otherwise would be. But I never in a million years thought that my little proposal, to talk about how it’s OK to be just good enough at WordPress, would actually get selected.
But yet there I was. In a room in front of about 200 people. Giving a 10-minute lightning talk. Eep!
In the talk, I reclaim the term “mediocrity” as something to be proud of, rather than to try to overcome. I reminisce on times in my life when “good enough” has been perfect. And I give people three strategies to embrace their WordPress mediocrity, namely: Be Authentic, Work Together, and Help Others.
At the end of the talk, I handed out “Good Enough” buttons to 50 lucky audience members. If you didn’t get your button, you can download and print your own.
Yay! Buttons for everyone!
So, what did you think of the talk? Do you have your own story of embracing mediocrity? Any resources you think I should check out?
Let me know in the comments.