Friday Bouquet #13

A departure from my usual “pat on the back” of fellow bloggers, I found this quote recently and it made an impression on me – as did its author.

“I am an optimist, and I believe that people are inherently good and that if you give everyone a voice and freedom of expression, the truth and the good will outweigh the bad.”

ย – Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO, Automattic and WordPress Developer


Matthew Mullenweg,ย born January 11, 1984 in Houston, Texas, is an online social media entrepreneur, web developer, philanthropist, and musician. He is best known for developing the free and open source web software WordPress, now managed by The WordPress Foundation.

After dropping out of college and working at CNET Networks from 2004 to 2005, Mullenweg quit that job and founded Automattic, the business behind, Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, Polldaddy, and more. In December 2012, Mullenweg was listed in 2012 Forbes’s 30 Under 30 in Media. His professional blog is, a domain hack. ~ Wikipedia

Matt lives in San Francisco, California.ย His hobbies include photography and music. He turns 31 on Sunday.


*Photo from WordCamp San Francisco 2014 taken by Sheri Bigelow (

23 thoughts on “Friday Bouquet #13

  1. Thanks very much Jennifer for bringing the quote and the dynamic author… Thanks to Matt’s brilliant contribution, we all have a global platform to post and exchange views… And to you, wishing a rewarding year ahead…Raj.


  2. I never knew the face behind WP. So interesting. Thanks, Jennifer. Yes, this counts as a ‘pat on the back’ to a fellow blogger–he just happens to own the company on which we blog! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Great post, Jennifer. I love blogging on WordPress, so I’m very pleased with what Matt has done. And the quote is proven relevant each time I read blogs and comments and note that most people are good-willed. Three cheers for Matthew Mullenweg.

    Blessings & hugs ~ Wendy โ€

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