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  1. Advice from Bestselling Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

    Writing tips from author and pop culture writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.

    Authors
  2. Well, Hello There: Set a Welcome Message on Your Site

    Introduce yourself — or your business — with a welcome message on your front page.

    Business
    Photo by Nathan (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  3. A Work of Art: The Sweet Site of Van Goh Cakes

    A look at the sweet site of Van Goh Cakes, a cake business in Melbourne, Australia.

    Art
    Cake inspired by Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" by Van Goh Cakes.
  4. The Elements of Bureaucratic Style

    Colin Dickey examines the syntax and bureaucratic voice in an email from United CEO Oscar Munoz: “Munoz employs the passive voice at key moments to make it clear that there are no other actors in this drama other than Dao.”

    Business
  5. The Story of Heady Topper, America’s Most Loved Craft Beer

    How a difficult-to-obtain American double IPA brewed in a small town in Vermont developed a worldwide cult following, with beer fans traveling hundreds of miles just to get a taste.

    Business
  6. Ruffwear Explored

    “Every dog is an explorer.” Ruffwear produces a line of performance dog gear. The company blog, Ruffwear Explored, publishes stories that inspire exploration for outdoor adventurers and their human companions.

    Animals
  7. The Scott Brothers

    Known for their HGTV home improvement and lifestyle shows, the Scott Brothers — identical twins Drew and Jonathan and older brother J.D. — produce real estate and construction-focused entertainment across multiple platforms.

    Business
  8. The Baseline Scenario

    Launched in 2008, The Baseline Scenario explains the key issues in the global economy and develops concrete policy proposals. Authored by Peter Boone, Simon Johnson, and James Kwak, the blog has been cited by every major publication covering economics and finance.

    Business
  9. Women’s Wear Daily

    Women’s Wear Daily, a WordPress.com VIP partner, is a century-old publication covering the business and culture of fashion, from breaking news and trends to Fashion Week updates.

    Business
  10. Inspired by the Cotswolds: A Home Interiors Company that Blogs with Style

    The blog of a home interiors company in England inspires and informs its customers.

    Business
    Images courtesy of The Cotswold Company.
  11. Scott Belsky on Crafting The First Mile of Product

    “How do you build a product that engages a user quickly enough to get them to The Zone and keep them over time?” Entrepreneur and Behance co-founder Scott Belsky explores building a product for new users and focusing on the “first mile” of a user’s experience.

    Business
  12. “46% of the small businesses in America are off the grid, meaning they are operating without a website. The idea of 100 Project is to transform small businesses in Detroit by getting 100 Detroit neighborhood businesses on the grid.”  

    Business
  13. Music to Your Ears: Behind the Scenes at Bandcamp Daily

    Bandcamp’s editorial director talks about their blog, which fosters serendipitous discovery and community.

    Business
  14. Blogging the Stories of India’s Handicrafts: How Jaypore.com Promotes Its Brand

    The blog of online store Jaypore.com tells the stories behind their products and celebrates the artisan communities of India.

    Business
    All photos courtesy of Storytellers of Wonder and Jaypore.com.
  15. “China is not a scary place. It is many things, but scary is not one of them. If you are interested in doing business in China, just go…. Like entrepreneurship—and maneuvering through Chinese street traffic—it is a lot scarier to contemplate than to do.”

    Business