Inspiration Filter
  1. What Do You Love More?

    Allison K. Williams ruminates on the fear of failing: “Publication or not getting hurt feelings. What do you love more?”

    Inspiration
    Photo by wackystuff
  2. Three Ways to Take Your Website Visitors Behind the Scenes

    Looking to engage your visitors? Here are three ways to share your creation process with them.

    Art
    Image by Kerry at Love Those "Hands at Home."
  3. Get it Done! What’s Your Best Tip for Sitting Down to Write?

    When it comes to writing, how do you get it done?

    Authors
  4. “I Learned How to Write From My Heart”

    Paul, the blogger at The Captain’s Speech, looks back on four years of blogging.

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    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  5. Life lessons I learned on the Appalachian Trail

    “I now believe that people are capable of altruism. And that we are worthy of this gift.” At (Almost) Unsalvageable, Gabe Burkhardt shares what he learned while hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    Exploration
  6. The Space That Blogging Provides: Readers Respond

    Readers tell us why they blog.

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    Photo by Markus Spiske (CC BY 2.0)
  7. Advice from Phillip Lopate on Writing About Your Own Life

    Writer Lois Roelofs shares tips on memoir and nonfiction writing from Phillip Lopate.

    Authors
    Image by Lois Roelofs
  8. “I want to read about goals, dreams, fears, foibles and achievements. I want to read about you. I want to read about real people blossoming and withering. Growing and shriveling. Experiencing life . . . and death.”

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  9. Writer’s Block, Rainy Days, and 1,000 Followers

    Blogger Sherina on finding what to say to her (growing) audience: “Something is better than nothing; as many writers have noted, you can’t edit a blank page.”

    Inspiration
  10. From Blog to Book: Five Things I Learned along the Way

    After a long wait, C. N. Lester’s book Trans Like Me is out — so they take the opportunity to share advice any blogger-who’s-also-an-aspiring-author would find valuable.

    Authors
  11. Andi Diehn on Her Blog: “My Brain Works Better When I Write Here”

    For Andi Diehn, her blog provides a much-needed space for reflection.

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    Image via One Small Sentence
  12. Edible Arts and Crafts: Five Festive Party Treats from Glü

    Explore the edible arts and crafts projects at Glü.

    Cooking
    Strawberry rhubarb pie by Glü
  13. I Am The Tree

    Wisdom from Colleen at The Chatter Blog:
     
    “I was the seed. Planted by purpose or design or reason.
    Once planted it took some time to burst out of the shell.”

    Inspiration
  14. Write Along with Me

    In preparation for a writing conference, writer and ex-nurse Lois Roelofs reads and shares what she’s learned from Phillip Lopate’s Writing Personal Essays: On the Necessity of Turning Oneself into a Character.

    Books
  15. Summer Yoga Wisdom for Parents

    Nicki on life lessons learned at hot yoga ” . . . look ahead, look beyond, look for something new. Where your eyes go, your body will follow.”

    Family
    Photo by Andrea Ariel