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  1. Party Hardy

    At lifestyle blog Party Hardy, Los Angeles-based blogger Courtney Hardy celebrates the many things in life that she’s passionate about: fashion, food, travel, crafts, beauty, and more.

    Cooking
  2. “I Learned How to Write From My Heart”

    Paul, the blogger at The Captain’s Speech, looks back on four years of blogging.

    Inspiration
    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  3. Life lessons I learned on the Appalachian Trail

    “I now believe that people are capable of altruism. And that we are worthy of this gift.” At (Almost) Unsalvageable, Gabe Burkhardt shares what he learned while hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    Exploration
  4. If You’re Successful, Lots of People Ask for Your Help. Who Deserves It?

    “Today, even before I open my email, my blood pressure spikes thinking of all the requests, problems, and complaints I’m likely to find.” Jane Friedman receives a lot of emails from students, strangers, and aspiring writers — all asking for help and advice. But does she respond?

    Authors
  5. Who Are You Online? (My Travel Writing Reality)

    “I sometimes feel like we collect different versions of ourselves — and in an effort to fit amongst a particular crowd we pull one of those selves from the pack, like a magician mid-card trick.” Flora at Flora the Explorer contemplates her blogging and social media presence.

    Exploration
  6. Blogging For Your Brand: How Ruffwear Connects to Its Canine Community

    Ruffwear Explored, the blog of Ruffwear, successfully blends product promotion and customer stories.

    Animals
    Photo by Ruffwear ambassador Maria Christina Schultz
  7. Art
    Cartoon by John Atkinson
  8. The Space That Blogging Provides: Readers Respond

    Readers tell us why they blog.

    Inspiration
    Photo by Markus Spiske (CC BY 2.0)
  9. Art
  10. Making Things Work

    Making Things Work is the blog of Nancy R. Hiller, a cabinetmaker specializing in period-authentic custom furniture and cabinetry for homes, offices, and other spaces. Nancy’s writing on her craft (and other topics) is engaging and thoughtful.

    Authors
  11. Advice from Phillip Lopate on Writing About Your Own Life

    Writer Lois Roelofs shares tips on memoir and nonfiction writing from Phillip Lopate.

    Authors
    Image by Lois Roelofs
  12. INFJoe Cartoons

    INFJoe is the cartoon persona of artist and introvert Aaron Caycedo-Kimura. On his blog, INFJoe Cartoons, he shares insightful and funny comics about life as an introvert.

    Authors
    Cartoon by INFJoe
  13. Women Who Draw

    Women Who Draw is an open directory of female illustrators, artists, and cartoonists created by two women artists, Julia Rothman and Wendy MacNaughton, in an effort to increase visibility of women, women of color, LBTQ+, trans, and gender non-conforming artists in all fields.

    Art
  14. On Gifts

    Susan Briscoe on the gift she received the day of her diagnosis: “I have reclaimed that gift of acceptance. Living in a way that is true to me means accepting and fully embracing this experience so that I can do my best to transform it into something positive.”

    Death
  15. Andi Diehn on Her Blog: “My Brain Works Better When I Write Here”

    For Andi Diehn, her blog provides a much-needed space for reflection.

    Inspiration
    Image via One Small Sentence