It’s interesting that there’s still a post about joining MailPoet on the homepage. It makes this place feel very dusty, full of cobwebs, and memories, and this post kind of ironical.
I stayed at MailPoet for more or less 2 years. I remember feeling exhausted and depressed at the end of it. A nice burnout to use the proper term: yes, you could get burnout before the COVID pandemic. These were the days! That was mostly my fault for not seeing it coming, but not entirely.
Now what’s new? After some freelancing gigs here and there, I’ve joined back MailPoet ; now part of that “little” company that makes a well-known CMS. I still don’t use it to publish these few rants, or become rich with my newsletter, but it’s running somewhere where I share some pictures of the kid, from time to time.
I’m still not a big fan of PHP (and not writing any, which should be reassuring for the knowledgable PHP folks), but I really like working with open-source, and making tools that solve the problems of actual people.
Let’s try to avoid burnout this time because I feel too old to job-hop like a jumpy millenial ; and there’s still work to do.