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. Staying Home for the Holidays? You Can Still Eat Your Way Around the World

    Find inspiration in these Saveur Blog Awards-honored sites.

    Cooking
    Ugandan eggrolls, from A Kitchen in Uganda
  2. 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.

    Animals
    Image via The Considerate Cat
  3. 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.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  4. 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.

    Authors
    Images courtesy of Shivya Nath
  5. How Do You Move Past Rejection? A Writer Reflects

    For Holland Rae, a “no” can be deflating — but also energizing.

    Authors
  6. 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.

    Culture
    Images courtesy of Charlotte Hoather, with kind permission of Waterperry Opera Festival.
  7. 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.

    Business
    Alison Palmer's saucers, which she sells on her gallery's website.
  8. 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.

    Diversity
  9. 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.

    Academia
  10. 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.

    Inspiration
  11. 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.

    Design
    A glimpse of the content-rich sidebar at The Zero-Waste Chef.
  12. 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.

    Inspiration
    Art by Zach Ramey, from Two Way Tree, his and Jennifer Ramey's art blog.
  13. 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.

    Art

    Images from the food illustration portfolio at Yaansoon Illustration + Art.

  14. Author Amanda Mininger on Coming Back to Writing

    “I don’t recognize the words anymore. Who was I back then?”

    Essay
  15. Happy 11th Blogiversary, Smitten Kitchen!

    “The more you work at it, the closer it gets to what you have in your head.”

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    All-butter pie crust. Image by Deb Perelman / smitten kitchen.