Michelle Weber
Senior editor, Longreads. Chief Semicolon Advocate, WordPress.com. Professional writer, editor, napper, and dog-snorgler. Knows you are, but what is she?
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  1. Seasonal Site Spruce-Ups: Take a Lesson from Food Bloggers

    Give your site a little end-of-year glitz (and boost engagement) with tips and tricks from the masters of holiday engagement.

    Inspiration
  2. Beware the Alligator in the East Wing: A Trip Through Offbeat History with Howard Dorre

    Nothing humanizes a historical figure like learning about their quirks.

    History
    Photo by Josh Hallett via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  3. Exploring Your Craft: Notes from Writers at the Top of Their Game

    Face down the blank page with some expert support in your corner.

    Books
  4. Learn SEO from WordPress Experts Without Leaving Your Living Room

    WordCamps feature talks by SEO and marketing experts, and you can watch them all from the comfort of the couch.

    Business
    An expectant crowd awaits the speaker at WordCamp EU in Belgrade, Serbia, earlier in 2018.
  5. Branding ABCs: Simple But Striking Typographical Logos

    Monograms are memorable, clear, and never go out of style.

    Business
  6. #SixWivesNoHenry: Ann Foster Is Here to Make History Fun

    Writer and historian Ann Foster takes us on in-depth Tudor time travels, picking apart convoluted family trees and 16th-century political intrigue with ease and wit.

    History
    If this is expression you normally associate with history, Ann Foster is here to show you a new way. (Photo by Can Pac Swire via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0))
  7. A Trove of Pro Site Advice for the Burgeoning Business Owner

    Are you in the early stages of starting a business or launching a website, and looking for a little support? Did you know that WordPress.com has a blog full of resources just for you, on everything from picking the right fonts for your site to securing small-business funding to increasing your site’s traffic? We do! […]

    Business
  8. 24 Hours of New Year’s Eve: Your Pictures

    From Peru to Germany to Australia, from fireworks to music festivals to late-night hikes, bloggers around the world show us how they welcomed 2018.

    Jetpack
    Celebrating the new year is fun for all ages! Photo by The Timekeeper.
  9. Get Readers Right Where You Want Them With the Click of a Button

    Try a call-to-action button to guide your readers to what’s most important on your site.

    Design
  10. Writing Through Grief: Five Posts

    Five pieces that have deeply moved us over the last few months.

    Death
    Photo by Robert Couse-Baker (CC BY 2.0)
  11. Is One Really the Loneliest Number? Five Bloggers on the Virtues of Solitude

    Five bloggers on the virtues of alone time, with photos from our recent “Solitude” challenge.

    Personal Musings
    A man sits alone in a church in Cremona, Italy. Photo by Marcus Puschmann at Streets of Nuremberg.
  12. Why We March: Reflections from Women’s Marches

    Millions of people marched on January 21, 2017, to oppose the new Trump administration in the US — and wrote about (or photographed or sketched) the experience.

    Current Events
    The National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the Women's March on Washington (photo from four twenty nine).
  13. “I Once Had Promises to Keep”: Six Takes On the New Year

    Six bloggers navigate the transition from 2016 to 2017 with poetry, illustration, photography, and more.

    Personal Musings
  14. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  15. The Posts That Moved Us in 2016: Current Events

    A selection of powerful writing that came out of the year’s tragedies and conflicts.

    Commentary
    Demonstration in London, March 2016. Photo by Ron F. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).