Hi. I’m Jo Waltham, director of web design agency Callia Web, and fan of the Genesis Framework.
This blog is a place where I can share with you interesting tips I learn as I go about my daily work of building websites for small businesses and bloggers.
I first used a computer in 1990, writing my BSc dissertation using a BBC Computer. It was a harrowing experience, not least because my dissertation had to be submitted in 3 weeks and I didn’t know how to type!
The next time I used a computer was in 1991 when I decided to undertake a Masters degree in Computing in Earth Sciences. I clearly remember that first day when we were told to turn on our computers and I felt the sting of tears when mine wouldn’t turn on (there was a third button at the back which was turned off on mine).
But I didn’t let that stop me and in 9 months later I was developing a computer program using Fortran 77 and Uniras graphics library to calculate the deformation of the lithosphere under extensional forces, and writing up the resulting work using LaTex.
Ah those were the days….
Even though my road to expert computer user was a bumpy one, I fell into a career in IT Support. At least I could empathise well with people who were having trouble! But after more years than I can count, I left to become self employed in 2009. I set up an online store selling baby equipment. However once again I found myself spending more time helping others, this time other small business owners with their websites, email and DNS issues. I discovered WordPress and didn’t look back, selling that business to start another.
Now I focus on helping small business owners and bloggers with their website and online marketing needs and you can find out more about the services we offer at Callia Web.
I’ve been developing sites using the Genesis Framework since 2011. People in the Genesis and WordPress communities have helped me enormously and this blog is an attempt to give back to others in the same spirit.
Outside of work I’m a wife and mum of two, living in Marlborough, Wiltshire, with a westie and a crazy lurcher puppy.
If you have any questions do leave a comment on the appropriate post or tweet me @JoWaltham. Alternatively in you’re in the GenesisWP slack channel then send me a message.