Personal Musings / Features Filter
  1. “I Learned How to Write From My Heart”

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

    Inspiration
    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  2. The Space That Blogging Provides: Readers Respond

    Readers tell us why they blog.

    Inspiration
    Photo by Markus Spiske (CC BY 2.0)
  3. “I Want to Read about People”: On Why We Follow Blogs

    Jeff Cann reflects on what “following” means to him.

    Commentary
  4. 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.

    Inspiration
    Image via One Small Sentence
  5. (Not) Talking About Our Big Goals: Readers Respond

    Readers share their thoughts on talking — or not talking — about big goals.

    Inspiration
  6. Who Are You Writing For? Blogger Val Boyko Looks Beyond the “Like” Button

    A long-time blogger offers advice to more recent arrivals on the scene.

    Inspiration
  7. On Writing a Novel: “Should I Be Writing Bigger?”

    Michelle, writer at The Green Study, muses on novel writing and committing to the process.

    Books
  8. Share Your Passion: A Writer (and New Blogger) on Finding a Community for Her Work

    “There is no writer’s block other than the will of the writer.”

    Inspiration
  9. Falling Half in Love with Strangers: What’s the Word for That?

    Blogger Quinn reflects on a past encounter with a stranger in Vienna, Austria.

    Nostalgia
    Image via When I Do Get the Manual?
  10. Is One Really the Loneliest Number? Five Bloggers on the Virtues of Solitude

    Five bloggers on the virtues of alone time, with photos from our recent “Solitude” challenge.

    Personal Musings
    A man sits alone in a church in Cremona, Italy. Photo by Marcus Puschmann at Streets of Nuremberg.
  11. “I Write Because…”: Six Bloggers on Finding Inspiration for Their Sites

    Bloggers reflect on what drives them to hit the “Publish” button time and again.

    Inspiration
  12. “I Once Had Promises to Keep”: Six Takes On the New Year

    Six bloggers navigate the transition from 2016 to 2017 with poetry, illustration, photography, and more.

    Personal Musings
  13. The Things We Wear: Four Fashion Writers on Their Favorite Pieces

    Four fashion bloggers tell stories about their favorite accessories and pieces of clothing.

    Fashion
    Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Jacobson, The Fox and Fern.
  14. A Farm Girl’s Life: On DIY, Crafts, and Finding Inspiration Everywhere

    The teenage blogger at A Farm Girl’s Life talks about her love for crafts and connecting with readers around the world.

    Crafts
    Photo (and all photos below) by Allison at A Farm Girl's Life.
  15. Perspectives on Motherhood: Change, Love, and Loss

    A collection of writing and art on motherhood.

    Motherhood
    Sketch by Doodlemum.