Inspiration Filter
  1. Don’t Be Like Me: Take the Help, Dummy

    “Soon enough—a few weeks, a few months—and the poem seems to me like a cardboard cutout of a puppy: inauthentic, inflexible, lacking in depth or life. I don’t know why this is, but I hate it.” At The Gloria Sirens, Katie Riegel encourages other poets to be humble and willing to accept help.

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  2. Throwback Thursday: Five Favorite Posts from 2018

    What moved you in 2018? Share your favorite posts in the comments.

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    Art by madebyfay
  3. Seasonal Site Spruce-Ups: Take a Lesson from Food Bloggers

    Give your site a little end-of-year glitz (and boost engagement) with tips and tricks from the masters of holiday engagement.

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  4. IKEA Hackers

    Whether you’ve never assembled a single BILLY bookcase or are already on your fifth POÄNG chair, IKEA Hackers — a community of DIY lovers led by Jules Yap — may inspire you to turn your Allen wrench in new directions.

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  5. How Shivya Nath Turned Her Travel Blog into a Book

    The Shooting Star blogger talks about nomadic life, building a readership that cares, and avoiding the pitfalls of overtourism.

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    Images courtesy of Shivya Nath
  6. How Do You Move Past Rejection? A Writer Reflects

    For Holland Rae, a “no” can be deflating — but also energizing.

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  7. How Soprano Charlotte Hoather Took Her Singing — and Blogging — to New Heights

    The up-and-coming singer shares insight on building community, using social media, and finding time to blog even on busy weeks.

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    Images courtesy of Charlotte Hoather, with kind permission of Waterperry Opera Festival.
  8. Charlotte Hoather, Soprano

    If you ever wondered what an opera singer’s daily life looks like, you’ll love Charlotte Hoather’s blog, where the British soprano invites visitors and fans behind the scenes (and occasionally on stage, too).

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  9. Inspiration Station: Three Bloggers on Why They Write

    Get inspired by these three bloggers who share why they write.

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    Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels.
  10. Ten Reasons Why Students Should Read Whole Books over Excerpts

    As the school year is kicking into gear in many countries, Cari White, a librarian in Texas, gives parents and educators 10 reasons to encourage young readers to tackle entire works.

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  11. Five Ways to Build Your Audience

    Five ways to earn fans and followers for your blog.

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  12. Five Post Ideas for Your Business Blog

    Five post ideas to get your business blog fire burning brightly.

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    Photo by Loe Moshkovska from Pexels
  13. Philately. Lately.

    Lovers of all things postal, rejoice! At Philately. Lately., Poland-based blogger Octavian shares treasures from his vast stamp collection, one post (no pun intended. Maybe.) at a time.

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  14. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

    Cristian Mihai has been a prolific blogger for years; in this post, he shares his hard-earned insight into the things that can help people build — and maintain — a blogging rhythm and an audience.

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    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  15. Two Well-Curated Sites to Explore — and What They Teach Us about Sharing Others’ Content

    On the delicate art of being a generous, upright web citizen while adding your personal touch to anything you publish on your site.

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