Inspiration Filter
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Why I Write: A Memento Mori

    “Tomorrow, again, I’ll get up, do the Things That Are Necessary to help pay the bills and then I’ll turn to those Things That Matter.” At Parhelion, a new literary magazine, Evan Guilford-Blake reflects on why he writes.

    Authors
    Photography by Jesse Ryan Brown
  4. Out in Tech Site Spotlight: The Gets My Goat Project in the Dominican Republic

    The Gets My Goat project in the Dominican Republic educates marginalized youth in dairy farm management and empowers them to become agents of change in their own community.

    Animals
    Photo by Ruel Madelo
  5. Gratitude Revealed

    Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s TEDx talk on gratitude was a viral sensation. On his site, Moving Art, explore more what gratitude is, why it’s important, and what you can do to live a more gracious life.

    Exploration
    Image via Moving Art
  6. AIGA Eye on Design

    AIGA Eye on Design — an online publication of AIGA, the professional association for design — showcases the best new work from the world’s “most exciting emerging and established designers.”

    Art
  7. Fifty Years of Mentoring

    “These days, there are two main populations I end up mentoring: CEOs, and kids. At some level, they’re totally different. But at some level, they’re surprisingly similar.” On his personal blog, Stephen Wolfram reflects on his role as a mentor to people of all ages.

    Academia
  8. Deafinitely Wanderlust

    Stacey Valle is a Deaf Latina storyteller and traveler. On her blog, Deafinitely Wanderlust, she shares her experiences as a Deaf traveler, as well as thoughts on Deaf awareness, well-being, cultural and racial identities, feminism, and more.

    Exploration
  9. Around the World with WordPress: Scotland

    Let’s shine a spotlight on a few WordPress sites that originate from Scotland, UK.

    Business
    Photo by Samantha, Scotland with The Wee White Dug
  10. The Literary Edit

    Attention all bibliophiles and literary travelers! The Literary Edit is Lucy Pearson’s stylish blog focused on books, independent bookstores and literary festivals around the world, and literary city guides.

    Books
  11. Discovering a WooCommerce Business: PHLEARN

    The CEO of PHLEARN, a tutorial site for Photoshop and Lightroom, discusses its evolution from a YouTube channel to a successful company with editorial staff.

    Business
    Photo courtesy of Seth Kravitz
  12. 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.

    Authors
    Photo via Terrible Minds
  13. 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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  14. 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.

    Business
  15. 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