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  1. How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Site and Extend Your Reach

    Still haven’t tapped into Instagram? Here are quick tips to get the most out of the photo-sharing app.

    Inspiration
  2. 10 WordPress.com Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

    Love Instagram? Here are 10 fellow WordPressers to follow on the world’s largest photo-sharing platform.

    Inspiration
  3. Journalist Natalia Antonova on writing about abuse: “Being vulnerable is not just about opening up to other people — it’s about opening up to yourself. Knowing yourself. Knowing what you are actually capable of.”

    Abuse
  4. 365 Days of Inspiration: Our Readers’ Favorite Stories on Writing and Building Community

    From writing advice to hands-on blogging tips, these are 2017’s community favorites.

    Inspiration
    Art by Zach Ramey, from Two Way Tree, his and Jennifer Ramey's art blog.
  5. One Does Not Simply Add Ethics to Technology

    L. M. Sacasas’s essay reminds us that the tension between technology and ethics isn’t new — we’re just coming back to it these days with new questions and new challenges.

    Commentary
  6. “We are superficially more connected than ever before but we don’t feel any better […]. It is up to us to realise self-love doesn’t stem from a selfie and emojis will never qualify as real emotions.”

    Commentary
  7. A Veteran Blogger’s Advice on Growing Traffic and Finding Community

    Six years into her blogging adventure, Susie Lindau has many solid insights to share.

    Inspiration
  8. “Little things — things that used to be simple and all my own — became packaged and delivered out into the world. My life was ready to be consumed.”

    Commentary
  9. On Anonymous Blogging

    “Everywhere you look now people are creating glossy narratives about their lives on myriad social media accounts, and the kind of unfiltered ramblings that were the norm on sites like LiveJournal are just a dim memory.” The writer at Tiny Rubies recalls journaling at LiveJournal and how writing online used to be.

    Internet
  10. Who Are You Online? (My Travel Writing Reality)

    “I sometimes feel like we collect different versions of ourselves — and in an effort to fit amongst a particular crowd we pull one of those selves from the pack, like a magician mid-card trick.” Flora at Flora the Explorer contemplates her blogging and social media presence.

    Exploration
  11. Art
  12. “I Want to Read about People”: On Why We Follow Blogs

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

    Commentary
  13. Pretty Girls Don’t Get Less Than A Hundred Likes On Their Selfie

    The writer at Scattered Scripturient on the social media generation: “I define my worth by how many likes I get on a picture or a post, and the realization of that fact actually causes my stomach to flop.”

    Culture
  14. 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
  15. Interaction and Community: How a Lifestyle Blogger Doubled Her Weekly Views

    Kaylee Marie Huey shares insights on the importance of making connections with other, like-minded bloggers.

    Inspiration
    Image by Kaylee Marie Huey.