As I sit here to write this post, the sheer length of 10 years is starting to sink in.
Frickin’ 10 years.
It blows my mind.
I launched Theme Hybrid on August 5, 2008 as an experiment to see if I could earn a living doing something that I was passionate about. I had no idea that I’d be sitting here writing this post today.
It has been quite a ride. I’ve spent nearly my entire adulthood working on Theme Hybrid. I’ve given it everything of myself. I’ve had great years. I’ve had rough patches where I was ready to throw in the towel. I’ve built lifetime relationships.
I’ve grown into a man from some wide-eyed kid barely out of college.
In many ways, Theme Hybrid has grown up with me. It’s a continual reflection of who I am as a developer and as a person.
I thought about reminiscing over the awesome things that have happened over the past decade, but I’m not overly concerned with where we’ve been. The important thing is that the community I started is still alive and kicking.
I’m more interested in where we’re going. I’m eager to see what the future holds.
As you read this, I ask that you raise a celebratory glass in toast, not to the past years, but to the years ahead.
The $10-off sale
What kind of celebration would this be without a discount on memberships?
For 1 week only, I’m providing a $10 coupon toward all membership accounts (Basic, Standard, and Premium). Just enter
10YEARS into the coupon box when checking out. This is my gift to you for helping me keep this site going for a decade.
Now’s a great time to sign up for a membership and be a part of our community.
The next 10
I don’t know what I’ll be doing 10 years from now. However, I do know where this site and community are heading tomorrow. And, when I say tomorrow, I mean that literally. I’ve got a new WordPress theme project that I will be unveiling tomorrow.
Today, I wanted to celebrate the 10-year milestone. Tomorrow, it’s back to work.
Theme Hybrid will be redefining itself once again. I’m going to narrow my focus to a couple of primary products:
- The new theme-related project.
- The Members plugin.
I’ve come to realize that I’m a lot happier and can build better products when my focus is not splintered between dozens of unrelated projects.
I’ll likely be giving up a few plugins for adoption. These are just some things I built that I’m not particularly passionate about but are still useful. I’ll write an announcement post about those at some point.
In the meantime, I hope you join me on this new journey.