Inspiration Filter
  1. “One of my resolutions is to get in the habit of writing more frequently, and part of that is learning to write shorter.”

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  2. A Glimpse into 2017: You and Your Site in the New Year (Part III)

    Another set of bloggers share their resolutions and plans for 2017.

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  3. Anticipation of the Year Ahead

    “I will continue to live in the moment and practice gratitude for every blessing I have: My family, my health, my freedom, my ability to follow my dreams and my quest to make a difference in the world even if it is small.” The blogger at thirdeyemom responds to a recent photo challenge, “Anticipation.”

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  4. 30 Excellent Quotes from Powerful Women on Overcoming Failure

    From Maya Angelou to Tina Fey, StyleCaster collected 30 smart statements on recovering from failure, applicable to members of all genders.

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  5. A Glimpse into 2017: You and Your Site in the New Year (Part I)

    Community members at WordPress.com share their goals and plans for the New Year.

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  6. The Power of Words: A Selection of Poetry from 2016

    Journal and zine editors share some of the powerful work they shared in the past year.

    Authors

    "teasel in b&w," by PaulaB at The Temenos Journal.

  7. An “Open Apology” Gone Viral: Amy Rawe on Blogging, Community, and Dolly Parton

    A blogger reflects on a post read by millions in the short span of four days.

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    Image by Kristopher Harris (CC BY 2.0).
  8. A Few Mavens of Wisdom: What They Offered Me

    “She remains a champion of a deliberate, thoughtful life and now encourages others to do the same.” Cynthia Guenther Richardson writes about women of wisdom, including her 89-year-old mother-in-law.

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  9. No Longer Anonymous: Alexis Kanda-Olmstead Overcomes the Terror of the Publish Button

    Alexis Kanda-Olmstead talks about her blog’s origin story, her inspirations, and Blogging University.

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  10. “The More You Work on It, the Easier It Gets”: A Conversation with Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman

    One of the web’s most successful food bloggers talks about her writing voice, holiday cooking, and more.

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

  11. Paper Fashion

    Artist Katie Rodgers works at the intersection of fashion, drawing, and mixed media. On her site, you’ll find whimsical creations and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her process.

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  12. Building an Online Home: Essayist Melissa Matthewson’s Simple and Effective Front Page

    Melissa Matthewson has a minimal website to showcase her growing archive of writing.

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    Photo courtesy of Melissa Matthewson.
  13. Leonard Cohen Has Left Us

    Tom Hawking on the death of Leonard Cohen: “It is one of life’s great ironies that wisdom comes only with experience, and it reaches its apogee just as we are deprived of the chance to use it. But Leonard Cohen, at least, has set his learnings down in words, and song.”

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    Photo via Flavorwire
  14. Born Again Minimalist

    Lifestyle blogger Caitlin has been writing about mindfulness, mental health, and finding and promoting greater focus since 2012, with posts on fashion, food, fitness, and more.

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  15. Movement: A Prose Poem

    In Leeza Petrov’s short poetic memoir, life zooms by from one address to the next, and childhood, friendship, and love leave marks both subtle and vivid.

    Identity