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  1. How to Make a Proper Introduction for a Collaboration

    At Own Your Content, you’ll find advice from influencers across various topics. This toolkit offers tips from Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge, and others on how to craft thoughtful emails that can lead to creative collaborations.

    Business
  2. On Making Your Business Better, Not Bigger

    “I think we just have to be honest and get over our penchant towards not wanting to brag a little.” In an interview with Paul Jun as part of the Own Your Content campaign, Paul Jarvis discusses About pages, keeping your business small, and the importance of an online space that we own.

    Business
  3. “We Are Changemakers”: Latina Storytellers at This Week’s #WeAllGrow Summit

    Browse the websites of Latina bloggers and entrepreneurs that are speaking at this year’s #WeAllGrow Summit in Southern California.

    Diversity
    WordPress.com is a sponsor of this year's #WeAllGrow Summit. Here's a look at some of the Latina storytellers speaking at the conference.
  4. The Radical Notion of Not Letting Work Define You

    “Just because something can’t be a career doesn’t have to mean that it can’t be part of your life and identity.” At Man Repeller, Molly Conway muses on imposter syndrome, work and identity, and being a playwright.

    Identity
  5. Barista Hustle

    The team at Barista Hustle, a leading coffee-education hub, creates resources and shares their extensive knowledge on topics ranging from cutting-edge gear to latte art.

    Business
  6. Distributed.blog

    Distributed is a podcast from Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com. The podcast focuses on the story of distributed work, at Automattic and across other companies who are pioneering the future of work.

    Business
  7. Anou Blog

    Looking beyond the fair trade industry, Anou is Morocco’s only artisan-owned and managed online platform. The cooperative also trains local craftspeople to use the technologies needed to sell successfully in a digital world.

    Business
  8. Alt Oasis 2019 Inspiration List: 10 Entrepreneurs to Follow

    These 10 speakers at the Alt Oasis conference in Palm Springs use their WordPress websites to promote their businesses and brands.

    Business
    Danielle Lucia Schaffer's City Girl Gone Mom and Angela Kim's Mommy Diary, both powered by WordPress.
  9. I Didn’t Realize that I Could Be a Voice for a Population of People

    “All I’ve wanted from the beginning is just to put a human face on poverty that is not the one that we think of…” Stephanie Land, who wrote a memoir on working as a maid and being a single mother, first found an audience on her blog.

    Authors
  10. I Have a Passion for Creating Things that Have Value for Other People

    “Spelling really taught me time management and work ethic.” Cole Shafer‑Ray of The Spelling Champ turned his knack for words into an online consulting business.

    Business
  11. Why I Can’t Write a Good Personal Essay

    At Tenure, She Wrote, a grad student explains her decision no longer to write narratives of inspiration and gumption: “A little smarts and hard work and luck can’t make my chronically ill body ‘productive.’”

    Academia
  12. I Applied to 200 Jobs and All I Got Was This Moderate-Severe Depression

    “Like most ambitious English majors, I hoped I would find work in either teaching or writing after graduation. Long story short, I ended up graduating magna cum laude, won my department’s award, and learned that no one really wants to talk about E.M. Forster while playing beer pong. Go figure.”

    Academia
    Image from Flazingo Photos via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  13. How Do You Move Past Rejection? A Writer Reflects

    For Holland Rae, a “no” can be deflating — but also energizing.

    Authors
  14. How Soprano Charlotte Hoather Took Her Singing — and Blogging — to New Heights

    The up-and-coming singer shares insight on building community, using social media, and finding time to blog even on busy weeks.

    Culture
    Images courtesy of Charlotte Hoather, with kind permission of Waterperry Opera Festival.
  15. Hello Rejection, My Old Friend

    “I’d like to say who cares, but I do care.” Romance novelist Holland Rae writes on rejection — an integral part of the creative process for most artists and writers (not to mention job and college applicants) — and what keeps her motivated.

    Authors