Back in 2009 when I began my first blog, titled SocialNicole (yes it was this blog!), I built it on WordPress. Why? Because I had been directing the digital strategy of a successful major gubernatorial campaign and when it came time to rebuild the website I turned to a trusted friend and developer for help. They introduced me to WordPress, a CMS, that was powerful enough to run a gubernatorial campaign and more!
I was hooked! And so SocialNicole.com was launched, as a simple blog that was peeking into the world for the first time. At the time I didn’t realize what I was starting. My blog turned into my company and my company has turned into one of the leading boutique social media agencies in the Twin Cities.
I have since coined our website development on WordPress as “social websites” because WordPress really is a social CMS. I have always seen the entire web as part of social media. Our approach is that social is always first when considering an entire marketing approach for a client, both online and offline.
In 2009 only 5% of websites were published on WordPress. I remember it was considered a blogging platform, but I already knew the secret. It was so much more than just a blogging platform. And it has grown. Today over 27% of all websites are run on WordPress.
That’s right! WordPress runs 27% of the Internet!
Websites like TED, Time, CNN, UPS, Dow jones, USA Today, Fortune, CBS Local and many others are powered by WordPress.
As WordPress has grown, so has my own company and our use with clients. We have designed and developed WordPress e-commerce websites, WordPress membership sites, WordPress nonprofit websites and many others. The technology has grown and today WordPress can handle even the most complex tasks when you have talented and qualified developers on your team.
I am especially proud of the number of small startup nonprofits and businesses we have helped get to the starting line of their venture. We have been able to do this because we were able to create simple, inexpensive WordPress websites using some StudioPress Templates. These are some of my favorite projects, being able to empower individuals to step out and change the world with their talent is something I am passionate about.
We have done everything from tiny one-page websites to fully functioning e-commerce websites that manage thousands of products with WordPress.
It really is amazing to see this social website content management platform continue to grow and to see our business grow with it.
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