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. Notes to self

    It’s easy to lose track of time on Ranga Rohini’s site, where visual storytelling takes multiple shapes, from striking monochrome photography to sketches based on her wanderings around Chennai, India.

    Architecture
  2. When All Else Fails

    “The needle slides through easily and quickly and the magic happens.” Happy National Quilting Day! To celebrate, here’s avid crafter Kerry, reflecting on her love of all things stitch-related.

    Crafts
  3. jiminy magazine

    The brainchild of two friends from the UK, Danni Claire and Emily Long, jiminy magazine is a lifestyle site that focuses on sustainability in food, travel, beauty products, and more.

    Design
  4. Another Poem About Survival

    From Kelly Hayes at Transformative Spaces, a poem about resilience and the promise of better, yet-unimagined futures: “remember: / Joy and pain, grief and pleasure, / will turn like wheels.”

    Poetry
  5. DIY
  6. As Far as the Eye Can See: Four Bloggers, Four Landscapes

    Landscape photographers are an active group within the broader photoblogging community. Here’s work from four sites we invite you to explore.

    Landscape

    Softness and toughness come together in James Elkington's photo of Malhamdale Fields, in Yorkshire, England.

  7. The Agony and Joy of the Great Scottish Outdoors

    Beautiful and unforgiving, Scotland’s countryside offers Alex Cochrane, a travel and history blogger, a chance to savor extreme emotions and masochistic bliss.

    Essay
  8. poor gays on holidays

    The group of twentysomething friends behind poor gays on holidays report back from their shoestring-budget adventures, and share ideas for LGBTQ-friendly travel experiences.

    Diversity
  9. Huck Magazine

    From surf and skateboard culture to music, art, and activism, Huck Magazine shares stories from the people on the countercultural frontlines.

    Culture
  10. fourth generation farmgirl

    On her farming-and-lifestyle blog, Virginia-based Tonya shares tips on raising chickens and sheep, talks wine and travel, and tells stories from her daily life.

    Animals
  11. creartfuldodger

    Canadian artist Wilma Millette tells stories through collage and mixed media art, using found objects, old ephemera, photos, and other treasures from her “junk collection.”

    Art
  12. Mimo Khair Photography

    Shanghai-based photographer Mimo Khair is interested in people, cityscapes, and architecture, but whatever she shoots is infused with her keen sense of composition and storytelling.

    Architecture
  13. Atlas Minor

    The website of author James A. Reeves features thoughtful blog posts and longform essays on topics that range from philosophy and art to health and family.

    Authors
  14. Maybe You Are Actually Something Special

    Med student (soon-to-be-doctor) James Munro reflects on self-doubt, impostor syndrome, and discovering that sometimes, who you want to be is the person you already are.

    Education
  15. belisssle

    Michel Belisle, a Quebec-based multimedia artist, created belisssle as a space to share his work — from layered digital images to haunting collages.

    Art