Community, Self-Respect, and Free WordPress Themes
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I’m convinced the worst feeling in the world is when you know you could have done something, yet you chose to do nothing. Over the last several months, it has become increasingly clear that my self-respect was waning, and an intense desire to do something special was overwhelming me.
You see, I’m grateful for the community that supports free software like WordPress. It’s that community that has given me the ability to work full-time from home, enjoy a comfortable lifestyle, and make some of the best friends I’ve ever had. WordPress has dominated my life for the better part of two years, which is shocking conisdering WordPress is just blogging software. The fact that it supports hundreds, if not thousands, of people is shocking as well.
And to that end, I’ve been feeling dissatisfied with ONLY releasing themes that cost money. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no zealot. I’m as capitalist as they come. But something has been bothering me lately — it just didn’t seem right that a free program, supported by a team of volunteers, was severely lacking in quality themes that were also available for free. It seems wrong — you can get a great piece of blogging softare for free, but almost all the good themes cost money. Read More