WCTO 2017

Bridges! So many bridges!

You see – I have a fear of bridges. And the higher they are, the more terrifying they are. Especially when the wind is blowing.

And there are FIVE HUGE BRIDGES between Rochester, New York and Toronto. 

What does that mean? That means that every time I visit Toronto, I have to face down my fears, put on my big girl panties, and drive over them. And I do it. Sometimes I call a friend to talk to me while I drive them. Sometimes I sing at the top of my lungs. Sometimes I close my eyes. (OK, not really. Can you imagine?)

But every year I make the trek to be part of WordCamp Toronto – sometimes as an attendee, and sometimes I’m lucky to be selected as a speaker. Each time I learn more from other WordPressers, and each time I make new friends and deeper connections.

And hopefully I help others with their WordPress journey, and spread a little WordPress friendship along the way.

My slides from WCTO are  below. As mentioned in my talk, the first five commenters (with a good/interesting comment) on this post will receive a copy of my new book, A Good Firm Handshake (and other essential business tips). I look forward to your feedback. 

As always, if I can be helpful – let me know!


Email me or use the form in the sidebar to submit your ideas and questions, and they may show up in a future post.

About Me

Overextended, overcommitted, entrepreneur, volunteer, and social butterfly. Avid Scrabble player. Tea snob. Mom. School board member. Marketing fanatic. 11th hour expert. WordPress Meetup Coordinator. WordCamp speaker. WordCamp organizer. Frequent WordCamp attendee.

I am the owner and marketing diva at Marketed by Michelle.

Follow me on Twitter @michelleames.



  • Suzie September 30, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Finally a presentation that actually made me laugh out loud! Thank you for your insights and sharing your design knowledge. Truly appreciated and I look forward to creating my own custom 404 page.

    • michelle October 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Hi Suzie! I’m glad you found both information and fun in my presentation. I would love to send you a copy of my new book! Use the contact form in the sidebar to send me your address and I’ll mail it to you as soon as it’s in print! Thanks for your feedback!


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