Inspiration Filter
  1. How Do We Write Now?

    Patricia Lockwood on writing in a time of distractions: “The feeling you get after hours of scrolling that all your thoughts have been replaced with cotton candy . . . as opposed to the feeling of being open to poetry, to being inside the poem, which is the feeling of being honey in the hive.”

    Essay
  2. Blogging About Gardening: Tips from The Frustrated Gardener

    Gardener Dan Cooper compiles his top 10 tips for fellow gardening bloggers.

    Inspiration
    Photo courtesy of The Frustrated Gardener
  3. Art
  4. Showcase Your Art with These Professional Portfolio Themes

    These portfolio-style websites showcase the latest masterpieces of three artists.

    Art
  5. How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Site and Extend Your Reach

    Still haven’t tapped into Instagram? Here are quick tips to get the most out of the photo-sharing app.

    Inspiration
  6. 10 WordPress.com Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

    Love Instagram? Here are 10 fellow WordPressers to follow on the world’s largest photo-sharing platform.

    Inspiration
  7. “I’m more of a binge writer. I have to pull way back and let my creative pulse breathe. Then, at some point, I go in and I write and write and write…. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to respect the cyclic nature of my creative life.”

    Essay
  8. 5 Tools to Format Your Poems During National Poetry Month

    Penning 30 poems over 30 days in April? Use these five tools in your editor to format your poetry.

    Inspiration
    Poem above by Robert Frost. All poems in the post by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.
  9. “Cancer Is Completing My Life, Making It Whole”: The Blogging Journey of Julie Yip-Williams

    In Julie Yip-Williams’ final blog post at My Cancer Fighting Journey, she recounts her blog-to-book journey.

    Death
  10. How to Create a Website Logo: A Tutorial for Non-Designers

    Not a graphic design whiz? Not to worry. Here’s a beginner’s tutorial on creating a custom logo for your site.

    Business
  11. Do You Want to Build a Website, Not a Blog?

    Do you want a website, rather than a blog? Transform your site by setting a fixed front page.

    Design
    The fixed front page of The Idle Woman
  12. Should You Become a Photographer?

    Madara Parma, a Latvian photographer, asked six of her peers around the world, from India to Argentina, to share their honest takes on the joys and challenges of a career in photography.

    Art
  13. From Getting in Touch to Gathering Details: Customize a Contact Form in Creative Ways

    The contact form is more versatile than you think.

    Business
  14. Three Things I’ve Learned Through Grief

    From Allie Lehman: “In my 20s, I was always waiting for my big break. I used to see others’ success and was convinced (without a doubt) that that made them happy. Now, I feel myself running away from hype and hustle. I feel strong standing on the ground underneath me.”

    Inspiration
  15. Refresh Your Site’s Look with Free Fonts

    Display a different font to transform the look of your site.

    Design