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  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. The Best Journalism Across the Web Is Published on WordPress

    Explore journalism from some of the oldest, most respected publications on the web.

    Journalism
  3. WordPress Websites of LGBTQ+ Organizations Around the World

    At Out in Tech events, tech professionals build websites for LGBTQ+ organizations. Here’s a look at 10 sites launched at past hackathons.

    Diversity
  4. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  5. Purrfect Portraiture: Girls and Their Cats by Photographer BriAnne Wills

    Photographer BriAnne Wills photographs women and their feline companions in their homes.

    Animals
    Lizz Hill Wiker with her mixed Persian/Bengal cats, Prince and Stevie. All photos by BriAnne Wills at Girls and Their Cats.
  6. Draw The Line: Bringing Comic Artists Together to Effect Positive Political Change

    The founder of the Draw The Line comics site talks about how the project expanded into a global effort.

    Art
    Dig deeper: have conversations that help you understand opposite points of view. Illustration by Draw The Line artist Rakel Stammer.
  7. Podcast in the Spotlight: This Filipino American Life

    Joe at This Filipino American Life explains why the podcasting medium was the right fit for them, and how their site complements their recorded content.

    Culture
  8. Author Amanda Mininger on Coming Back to Writing

    “I don’t recognize the words anymore. Who was I back then?”

    Essay
  9. Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories

    Real or fictional, maps don’t just represent space — they also make storytelling possible.

    Culture
    Image by ChadoNihi (CC0).
  10. “The Backfire Effect” Is the Cognitive Concept of the Moment

    Listen to the podcast that inspired a popular comic about changing one’s beliefs.

    Comics
  11. Piquing Curiosity: The Blog of National Geographic Education

    The National Geographic Education blog is a resource for educators, offering ways to incorporate ideas into the classroom.

    Business
    Photo courtesy of National Geographic Education.
  12. Going Deep: Spend an Afternoon with These Lengthy Stories

    A roundup of some of the best longform storytelling recently published on WordPress.

    Longreads
  13. Celebrating Creative Nonfiction: The Best of Brevity Magazine

    A selection of favorite pieces from the editors of Brevity, a magazine of concise literary nonfiction.

    Journals & Magazines
    Photo by Aaron Burden
  14. Writers on Writing: Voices of the Quebec Writers’ Federation

    An introduction to QWF Writes, the community space of the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

    Essay
  15. A Place to Find Our Words: Bloggers and Their Writing Spaces

    “I seek a place free from distraction allowing me to be alone with my thoughts and the blank page.” Five bloggers tell us about their writing spaces.

    Inspiration