Ben Huberman
Ben leads the Editorial team at WordPress.com / Automattic, and contributes to Longreads, Discover, and The Daily Post.
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  1. Who Are You Writing For? Blogger Val Boyko Looks Beyond the “Like” Button

    A long-time blogger offers advice to more recent arrivals on the scene.

    Inspiration
  2. Landscape
  3. Nature on the Edge

    At Nature on the Edge, Liz Hardman documents all the wildlife she sees around her in South Africa’s Western Cape, from zebras on the beach to foraging baboons.

    Animals
    Image by Liz Hardman
  4. Interaction and Community: How a Lifestyle Blogger Doubled Her Weekly Views

    Kaylee Marie Huey shares insights on the importance of making connections with other, like-minded bloggers.

    Inspiration
    Image by Kaylee Marie Huey.
  5. Erin J. Bernard, Essayist

    From reflections on pop culture to thoughtful takes on politics in Portland and beyond, Erin J. Bernard’s site offers her perspective on a wide range of topics.

    Commentary
  6. All the Famous People, Where Do They All Come From?

    The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band just turned fifty — so super-fan Chris Shaw decided to trace the source photo of each person featured on the album’s iconic cover.

    Culture
  7. Inventing (the) English: Racism, Multilingualism and Medieval Studies

    “The medieval past is being weaponised by a group of people who would be disgusted by the reality of the racial past they so fondly imagine.” Rachel Moss on the alt-right’s fascination with (and distortion of) medieval history.

    Commentary
  8. What Is It Really Like to Be Married to a Blogger? 

    Expat Panda is a South African expat blogger living in Kuwait. In a tongue-in-cheek post, her husband (Expat Fox) spills the beans on the challenges and rewards of life as the companion of a serious blogger.

    Family
  9. My French Twist

    From macramé tutorials to furniture makeovers, Wendy, the blogger and avid crafter behind My French Twist, shares ideas based on years of creative tinkering.

    Crafts
  10. On Art and Aesthetics

    From art and book reviews to thoughtful essays on pop culture, On Art and Aesthetics is a space for the exploration of “creativity and beauty across different media” by blogger and art lover Tulika.

    Art
  11. Share Your Passion: A Writer (and New Blogger) on Finding a Community for Her Work

    “There is no writer’s block other than the will of the writer.”

    Inspiration
  12. It’s Not What You Think

    “It’s possible that, along with grunge, Generation X’s other great gift to society is depression.” In his tribute to Chris Cornell, Rich Larsen reflects on despair, aging, and his generation’s struggles with mental health.

    Commentary
    Image by Andreas Eldh (CC BY 2.0)
  13. The Female Gaze

    “A journal for those who like to view the world as a work of art,” The Female Gaze is published by a group of women who explore and write about visual media, from film to architecture.

    Art
  14. “an ocean”: A Poem by Charlotte Covey

    At Hawaii Pacific Review, a Charlotte Covey poem on writing, wonder, and danger: “you will never be / just a poem. you will / be rocks breaking / ribs, angelfish kissing / wounds.”

    Poetry
  15. On Descriptive Grammar and Banal Bigotry

    In a provocative post, Dustin Atlas says everyone should join the grammar police: “Giving up on proper grammar is fine. Giving up on better grammar — which requires correcting each other — is not.”

    Commentary