One of the things I love most about my job is that it’s always changing. I started designing websites when there were seriously like five tags, so over the last couple of decades my skillset has gone from in demand and obsolete more times than I can count. The only way to stay relevant is to constantly look forward—not at what’s happening now, but at what’s happening six months down the road.
That’s one of the reasons I love trying new plugins.
There’s nothing I love more than trying out exciting new tool in its early stages, when you can actually talk to the people building it, push it to its limits, and give feedback that might influence future updates. It’s fun, and helps me evaluate what I should be paying attention to in the future.