Kevin Skarritt Speaker Interview


Kevin Skarritt

I’m the “Chief Peep” at Flock Marketing… a full-service digital design and marketing agency based in the Lansing area. On my Twitter profile I describe myself as; A Social Media junkie, web wonk, 2 Eagle Scout sons, husband, pilot, chess geek, dart shooter, & upright bass newb.

Kevin will be presenting “Cows Hate It. You’ll Love It!” at 3:30pm in Henderson Room and will also be participating in the “Building a WordPress Business” panel at 1:30pm in the Vandenberg Room.

Why do you use WordPress?

(and, it’s so much easier to use than any other CMS available)

When and how did you start using WordPress?

Version 1 dot something. I was writing a personal blog on a hosted blogging platform and wanted to own my own content.

What would you tell someone to convince them to attend a WordCamp?

Whether you’re using WP as 1% of your operations or 100%, there’s no better nor faster way to come up to speed on all the possibilities and opportunities afforded by this amazing platform. Whether you’re a designer or a coder or a biz exec or a marketer, you’ll find the WP community is huge, is supportive and there’s a place for YOU!

Tell us about something awesome you’ve experienced at a WordCamp in the past.

It’s not the big, obvious stuff like: networking, hearing great presenters, building new business relationships, becoming better at your craft.
Instead, it’s the little ‘nuggets’ of information that are worth TEN TIMES the price of admission!

Give an example of a cool WordPress project you have worked on recently.

Worked with Topher on creating custom post types for a local fireplace store.

What is your favorite part of WordCamps?

Networking and learning cool new stuff.

What advice do you have for anyone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?

Dive into the deep end of the pool … the water’s warm … join the fun!

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related.

I’m a former world record holder in pogo-stick jumping! (3.5 hours — 15,557 consecutive jumps without falling off … in case you were wondering.)

Name someone in the WordPress community who inspires you.

Topher …. DUH!

Fill in the blank for other attendees: “If you __________ then you should come talk to me at WordCamp”.

If you …

feel like you sometimes can’t save your clients from themselves (e.g. bad technical decisions, bad design decisions, spray-and-pray marketing, poor writing, etc.)

then you should come talk to me at WordCamp.

What should someone learn before attending your talk at WordCamp Ann Arbor?

Nothing new required.

What is your favorite WordPress related resource?

Topher … DUH!
Although, I just learned about TreeHouse at WordCamp GR … one of those awesome little nuggets.

Where can we find you online?

Flock Marketing