Reader Interactions


  1. Phil Gerbyshak says

    Great overview of the genius that is Lorelle. Thanks Dawud. One day I will plunge headfirst into WordPress. For now, it’s one toe at a time.

  2. Char says

    Dawud – I have a special place in my blogging heart for Lorelle! She is a wonderful resource, but more so, she is just so nice.

  3. Dawud Miracle says


    I understand. Meeting Lorelle was a real treat. And she’s been incredibly helpful with some WordPress issues I was having.

    Now if we could only stop playing phone tag.


    Thanks. She really is brilliant – like the planet venus shining brightly in the night sky.

    And when you’re ready for WordPress, we’ll all be right here to help you out.

  4. Dawud Miracle says


    Thanks. I loved your interview. Thanks for spending much of your questions on her perspectives on WordPress. Personally, I’m much more interested in that then the same old questions of ‘how did you get your traffic?’

    Also, I’m updating your name in the link in the post.


    I would say, “more than good!” I’m deeply moved by how much Lorelle gives. Talking to her about WordPress til the wee hours of the morning at SOBCon was great. And neither of us really wanted to stop. I’m just in love with her.

  5. Chris Garrett says

    Just had to drop in and say the book is first class. There is a note written in the front of mine and nobody can read it, other than that it is 100% top notch blogging wisdom πŸ™‚

  6. Dawud Miracle says


    Thanks for droppin’ in.

    Obviously I agree. The book is great. After reading about 15 books on blogging, I found this the best book for learning the how-to’s of blogging.

  7. David Dalka says


    Lorelle has certainly pushed me to be better at everything I do. It’s great to be around people who raise the level of those around them.

    It’s nice to be in one of those rare pictures!

  8. Jean Browman says

    What a heart-warming post! I started smiling as soon as I read the title, and the picture topped it all off.

    The title reminds me of the Zen master Dogen. When someone asked him how he reached enlightenment, he said, “It was just one mistake after another.”

  9. Lorelle says

    Ah, wow, I’m totally blushing. Mushy blushing. I adore you, Dawud. This is way too much. And I look so tiny “under” you and David in the picture. Too funny.

    Really, thanks for the kind words. I just do what I do, screw it up, figure it out, move onto the next screw up. I think that’s one of the reasons the WordPress folks like me. I’m always screwing things up which helps them make a better product. πŸ˜€

    And thanks for the support, everyone.

  10. Lorelle says

    Chris: I’ve been typing for so long I forgot how to use a pen for those book signings. πŸ˜€

    What it definitely says is “blog your passion” and “keep blogging”, my mottos of late. And good recommendations.

  11. Adam Kayce : Monk At Work says

    Ditto, ditto β€” meeting Lorelle at SOBCon was indeed a treat. I found myself talking with this energizing, down-to-earth, funny-as-heck lady on the first night, and then I glanced down at her nametag and said, “Oh my goodness β€” you’re Lorelle! THE Lorelle!”

    When I need info on any WP-related, I go to her site first, then, and then to . How’s that for being THE resource?

  12. Chris Garrett says

    I was thinking more about the β€œblog your passsion” but it probably would be a good idea to reacquaint yourself with pens again if you are going to do much more signing πŸ˜‰

  13. Dawud Miracle says


    I relate. I find Lorelle to be inspirational when it comes to WordPress and blogging. And I love her writing for BlogHearld.


    You’re so welcome (and deserving). I love your insights and appreciate your wide open sharing.

    And for the record…I adore you too.

    Chris & Lorelle,

    Boy, you both got me thinking…I have two (soon to be three) young kids. I’d better brush up on my penmenship before I have to teach them how to write.

  14. Liz Strauss says

    This thread is too wonderful!

    Miss Lorelle, President of the Enlightened WordPress Errorati Society

    I’d like to pledge membership. She’s taught me plenty. πŸ™‚

    As have so many in this conversation.

  15. David Airey :: Creative Design :: says

    I’m sure I’ve noticed a few articles on various blogs about Lorelle’s book, though until now I haven’t been prompted to get my hands on a copy.

    Thanks to this article, and your personal recommendation (which I highly value), I’ve just ordered a copy to get shipped across the pond.

    Looking forward to reading it already.

  16. Dawud Miracle says


    I will definitely be a founding member.

    Lorelle, did you know you have such a loyal, loving and large fan base?


    I know. When I met her Friday night, I shook her hand, looked at her name tag and had the same OMG experience.

    Lorelle on WordPress is THE WordPress resource.


    Oh, you have to get a copy. You will without a doubt learning something. Definitely worth the price. And looking at other blog-related books, much more value.

  17. Lorelle says

    Okay, folks, this is getting overwhelming. I just do my little blog thing and now I’m blushing and feeling a little anxious. No, I had no idea that my little blog meant so much to so many or that so many felt this way about the little stuff that I do in my little corner of the blogging world.

    I feel…intimidated. But appreciative. It’s nice to have nice things said about you and right now, I really needed to hear this, so I’m humbled indeed.

    Thanks all.

  18. Dawud Miracle says


    As I’ve poked around the blogosphere, you’re everywhere. People love you and they love Lorelle on WordPress. Everywhere I look for information about WordPress, you come up.

    What you’re doing is a great service to all of us. You continue to touch so many of us out here. So please, don’t be intimidated. And don’t change a thing. Be cause we love you just the way you are.

    Here’s to your little blog continuing to share the little stuff that makes such an impact on the rest of us. Thank you.

  19. Best Portable GPS says

    I too think Lorelle provides great information…as do you. That is why I subscribe to you both πŸ™‚


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