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  1. Gap Year

    Gapyear.com is an online community for backpackers and gap year travelers. Search for trip advice, travel inspiration, jobs, tours, and volunteering ideas.

    Exploration
  2. Mondro: Archiving the Work of Queer Artists in Bangladesh

    “We welcome every queer individual of Bangladesh to express themselves.” The founder of new website Mondro talks about the need for a platform for the queer Bangladeshi community.

    Culture
    Illustration courtesy of Mondro
  3. HeyMama: Building a Community of Working Mothers

    Through HeyMama, Amri Kibbler and Katya Libin have created a community of career-driven mothers.

    Business
    Photography courtesy of HeyMama.
  4. The Huntswoman

    Brianne Huntsman’s lifestyle blog is also a political act, because art and fashion are political. “If you’re a plus size babe looking to create a fabulous and luxe wardrobe, who also wants to kick ass in her career – this space is for you!”

    Fashion
  5. #OptOutside

    REI Co-op started a movement for people to reconnect outdoors over the holidays. They now close on Black Friday — one of the most popular shopping days of the year — and on their blog invite America to #OptOutside with them.

    Inspiration
  6. Rendered Impressions: The Art of Catherine Martzloff

    Catherine has loved painting her entire life and is now an established artist who uses her WordPress.com site as a fundamental part of her business.

    Art
    "Summertime Marina"
  7. Earn Money on Your Site with Ongoing Subscriptions, Monthly Donations, and More

    Now you can collect ongoing donations, membership and subscription payments, and more on WordPress.com.

    Business
    Photo by Anthony Delanoix
  8. The Power of One: Cleaning Up the Coastline, One Person at a Time, with Barrel Bag

    Environmental activist and teen founder Tucker Grooms created his nonprofit, Barrel Bag, to make it easier for people to clean up trash at the beach. His website has grown into the online hub of the organization.

    Business
    Barrel Bag founder Tucker Grooms at Stinson Beach, CA. Photo by Drew Bird Photo.
  9. What Has WordPress.com Helped You Do or Achieve This Year?

    Share your blogging or website-building journey with us.

    Inspiration
  10. Storyboard 75: The Big Book of Narrative

    “Storyboard 75” compiles some of the most popular posts from the archives at Nieman Storyboard, a resource for exploring the art and craft of storytelling. Writers: bookmark this page and return to it again and again.

    Authors
  11. For National Novel Writing Month, Two Vital Reminders

    “A novel is hard because it needs to be hard, and the novel is hard because it’s yours.” On his blog Terribleminds, Chuck Wendig offers advice to writers at the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.

    Authors
  12. What Do the Web’s Top Food Blogs Have in Common? They’re on WordPress.

    These 13 WordPress food blogs are among the finalists in this year’s Saveur Blog Awards.

    Cooking
    Photo by Jer Chung
  13. 3 Tips from a Successful Blogger on How To Amplify Your Story

    Ben Phillips uses a landing page, contact form, and social media integration to effectively share his story with the world.

    Authors
    The TV Show page on Ben Philips' website, Diary of an Uber Driver
  14. From Blog to Book to TV Show: The Journey of an Uber Driver

    “Each story was about a real person, where they were at in their lives, and the impact their worlds had on mine.” Writer and Uber driver Ben Phillips shares the wild ride of transforming his blog into a television series.

    Authors
    Image courtesy of Ben Phillips
  15. Around the World with WordPress: New Zealand

    Our next trip around the world stops in New Zealand, where we showcase five sites from these beautiful islands.

    Exploration
    Photo by Shade Hannah, True Crime New Zealand