Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Story Wrangler, Automattic. Editor-in-Chief, WordPress Discover. Senior Editor, Longreads. Not to be fed after midnight.
  1. 1000 days

    “There was a pair of shoes at Nordstrom’s last week that Dave would have loved, but I didn’t buy them because I couldn’t remember his shoe size.
    And, obviously, also because dead men do not need shoes.”
    Ra Avis remembers her husband, 1000 days since his death.

  2. Design
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  3. Phoebe Lee of Little Grey Box on Growing a Brand and Business as a Travel Blogger

    Phoebe Lee, the seasoned travel blogger at Little Grey Box, shares advice on growing your brand and making money.

    Enjoying early morning views over Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. Photo courtesy of Little Grey Box.
  4. Haibun: The Feather

    “You were once the pinnacle of aviation engineering, now less purposeful than you appear.”
    Read a haibun from Marina Sofia at findingtimetowrite, in response to Haibun Monday at dVerse Poets.

  5. Your Site Is Your Marketplace: Techniques to Sell Your Arts and Crafts

    These artists and builders promote and sell their artwork on their sites.

    Handmade goods by ARCHd, a small business based in Memphis, Tennessee.
  6. Crafting Content for the Pages of Your Business Website

    Examples of evergreen page content to inspire you as you build your business website.

  7. My secret battle.

    Simon Thomas on depression, anxiety, and grief:  “Right now all I can muster is the strength to hold onto that rock and try my best, to try and be as Godly a Dad as I can for Ethan and trust that out of this fog of grief all that I felt before will clear…”

  8. Farnam Street

    Farnam Street, a blog created by Shane Parrish, is devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world works, make better decisions, and live a better life. It aims to expand your intellectual horizons, connect ideas, think in multidisciplinary ways, and explore meaning.

  9. 28 MORE Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses, or Basketball (2018)

    Scott Woods at Scott Woods Makes Lists compiles a sequel to his popular 2016 list of black picture books that aren’t about boycotts, buses, and basketball.

  10. Architectural Afterlife

    “People were here once, living and working and now they are gone while the collapsing ruins remain a place that is looked past by so many.” Preserving history through imagery, Cleveland, Ohio-based photojournalist Johnny Joo documents the history of decaying, forgotten places across the US.

  11. Podcast in the Spotlight: This Filipino American Life

    Joe at This Filipino American Life explains why the podcasting medium was the right fit for them, and how their site complements their recorded content.

  12. Embracing the Absurd

    At Croissants & Conjugations, Jessica Journey refines her French speaking skills: “Sometimes, even now, a notable language mistake or inability to communicate will make me feel like a child. But maybe that’s not so bad. Babies have a big, beautiful world in front of them, full of unknowns, ripe for the exploring.”

  13. What’s the Story Behind Your Site Title?

    Writers share how their site names came to be.

  14. jonasrask|photography

    “My photographic inspiration comes from the interplay between humans and their surroundings.” Jonas Dyhr Rask, an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer, draws from his background in medicine to produce his style of documentary street photography.

    Photo Essay
  15. The Center Everywhere

    “Of all the things that I am sure about, I am sure that my perception does not describe the reality, it is only my reality.” At A Light Circle, M.P. Baecker writes a thoughtful, poignant essay on self-centeredness and awareness.