Speaker Spotlight: Chrissie Pollock

Chrissie Pollock worked as a freelance professional writer for nearly two decades (hence the SEO knowledge). This included blogging and website setup. Now she works for Automattic, Inc. as a Happiness Engineer who helps people set up sites and draw readers. She also works in Writing 101 and Blogging 101 for the WordPress Blogging University.

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Chrissie will be giving a talk titled “Top Tips to Trigger Traffic“.

What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?

I’m super excited about Automattic’s recent acquisition of Woo.

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?

While I was at a WordCamp in Toronto, I attended a session in which Kathryn Presner talked about becoming a speaker. I have heard Montreal is a beautiful city and that the WordCamp is amazing so I thought I would propose my topic.

What is your talk going to be about?

Top Tips for Triggering Traffic. How to draw viewers to your site.

What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?

I want people to walk away with the confidence that proactive steps they take can draw more viewers.

Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?

I am very inspired by those who are technologically challenged, yet blog anyway. Their willingness to step outside their zone to join our community is very inspiring. I follow writers I meet in our Blogging University courses as well as friends, family and co-workers.

What new feature would you like to see in the future?

I would love to access revision history in the new editor.