A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018
From mental health to writing, these are the posts that have resonated the most with Discover readers.
Staying Home for the Holidays? You Can Still Eat Your Way Around the World
Find inspiration in these Saveur Blog Awards-honored sites.
How to Avoid Three Common Website Mistakes When Selling Your Cat-Themed Tarot Decks
A few simple tweaks can turn a functional website into a lovely, welcoming, and visually coherent one.
Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month
From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.
How Shivya Nath Turned Her Travel Blog into a Book
The Shooting Star blogger talks about nomadic life, building a readership that cares, and avoiding the pitfalls of overtourism.
How Do You Move Past Rejection? A Writer Reflects
For Holland Rae, a “no” can be deflating — but also energizing.
How Soprano Charlotte Hoather Took Her Singing — and Blogging — to New Heights
The up-and-coming singer shares insight on building community, using social media, and finding time to blog even on busy weeks.
Accepting Money on Your Site Isn’t Just for Online Stores
From donations to gift certificates, there are many ways to use payment buttons in a way that complements your site’s focus.
Four Education Blogs to Explore this Back-to-School Season
Whether they tackle tough topics or inspire better learning habits, these sites prompt readers to think, question, and engage.
Why Emily Contois Is Still Blogging After Six Years
A recent episode of online trolling hasn’t stopped this food and media scholar from making her voice heard.
Two Well-Curated Sites to Explore — and What They Teach Us about Sharing Others’ Content
On the delicate art of being a generous, upright web citizen while adding your personal touch to anything you publish on your site.
The Well-Tended Sidebar: How Three Sites Use Widgets Effectively
Widgets can help guide your visitors to take specific actions or explore more content on your site.
365 Days of Inspiration: Our Readers’ Favorite Stories on Writing and Building Community
From writing advice to hands-on blogging tips, these are 2017’s community favorites.
Food, Art, Memory: Yaansoon’s Mediterranean Fusion
A spotlight on an illustration portfolio site that channels the textures and flavors of a colorful, diverse region.
Author Amanda Mininger on Coming Back to Writing
“I don’t recognize the words anymore. Who was I back then?”
Ben leads the Editorial team at WordPress.com / Automattic, and contributes to Longreads, Discover, and The Daily Post.Filter