Inspiration Filter
  1. Writing From A Place Of Fear Versus From A Place Of Love

    “And instead of pointing yourself in the unknown direction, into the dark forest, into the layers of fog — you set forth onto the well-lit, well-marked path. The worn path…. And it’s fear that put you there.” On his blog Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig gives sound advice to writers: chase what you love.

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    Photo via Terrible Minds
  2. Little Free Library

    Little Free Library is a nonprofit that supports free neighborhood book exchanges around the world, builds community, and inspires a love of reading across all ages.

    Books
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  3. Airbnb: Belong Anywhere

    At Belong Anywhere, the blog of Airbnb, you’ll find travel inspiration, practical tips for hosts, and stories from across the Airbnb community — all accompanied by gorgeous photography.

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  4. Art of Friendship

    In this photo essay, photographer Steve McCurry shares inspiring quotes and stunning images of friendship from around the world, including India, France, and Afghanistan.

    Exploration
  5. Discovering a WooCommerce Business: Universal Yums

    Through Universal Yums, you can explore the world through snacks. Co-founder Elias Zauner chats with us about their subscription snack box service.

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    Monique and Eli, the founders of Universal Yums. Photo courtesy of Elias Zauner.
  6. “Unite & Represent”: Asian American Writers on WordPress

    We’re a sponsor of this year’s annual conference of the Asian American Journalists Association! Here’s a showcase of Asian American writers that have built their online presence with WordPress.

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    The WordPress website of Esmé Weijun Wang.
  7. Think.Make.Share.

    The blog from the creative studios at Hallmark — the well-known greeting card company — shares DIY and craft ideas for parties, events, holidays, and more.

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  8. Adobe 99U

    99U, a career resource and event series from Adobe, inspires and helps creative professionals build their careers and make their big ideas happen. Explore its archives on ideas, leadership, productivity, marketing, money, and more.

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  9. 826 Digital

    826 Digital, a free online platform for educators, features inventive and innovative lessons, projects, and prompts from across the 826 National Network to ignite a love of writing in students.

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  10. Austin Kleon

    Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist and other illustrated books about creativity in the digital age.

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  11. The Wanderlust Journal

    The content hub of the Wanderlust Festival website publishes year-round inspiration: posts that help you “ground into practice, reach new heights alongside experts, and stretch the definition of wellness.”

    Exploration
  12. How to Showcase Your Projects

    “Your work is a reflection of who you are. How you curate your projects influences the story people tell themselves about you.” The final toolkit from season two’s Own Your Content campaign offers tips on building your online portfolio.

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  13. How to Build a Newsletter List

    “A newsletter is the single greatest asset you can build for yourself that pushes you to commit to the long-haul.” In this toolkit on the Own Your Content site, learn the benefits of building your own email list and explore resources to help you get started.

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  14. Khoi Vinh on How His Blog Amplified His Work and Career

    “But mostly you have to do it in a way that continually stirs your personal passion.” On the Own Your Content site, Khoi Vinh shares insights on blogging, content versus writing, and building one’s own platform.

    Inspiration
  15. Practical Wisdom: Toolkits for Creative Professionals

    Read tips and takeaways from this season’s Own Your Content campaign.

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    Title illustration by Annica Lydenberg. Portrait illustrations below by Jeffrey Philiips.