Features
Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. Your Digital Diet in 2017: On Blogging, Reading, and Social Media

    Writers comment on consumption, social media routines, blogging, and reading.

    Internet
    Illustration by Michael Byers
  2. “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
  3. Building an Online Home: The Hub of a Science Journalist

    Explore the website of Julia Rosen, a freelance science journalist.

    Design
    Photo courtesy of Julia Rosen
  4. A Glimpse into 2017: You and Your Site in the New Year (Part III)

    Another set of bloggers share their resolutions and plans for 2017.

    Inspiration
  5. A Glimpse into 2017: You and Your Site in the New Year (Part I)

    Community members at WordPress.com share their goals and plans for the New Year.

    Inspiration
  6. The Power of Words: A Selection of Poetry from 2016

    Journal and zine editors share some of the powerful work they shared in the past year.

    Authors

    "teasel in b&w," by PaulaB at The Temenos Journal.

  7. Living Out Loud in 2016: A Roundup of Art

    Explore collage, watercolor, sculpture, textiles and more as we celebrate art in 2016.

    Art
    Westbourne Green, London, England. From Sticks in the Smoke by Nick Andrew.
  8. One World, Many Angles: A Selection of Images from 2016

    A small selection of notable photographers and their work on WordPress.com, published in 2016.

    Photo Essay
    Capturing movement in Agra, India. Photo by John Meehan at Adjunctive.
  9. “We Need to Be Braver”: Voices for Diversity in 2016

    The past year has seen its share of struggles — and of important, tough conversations.

    Autism

    Protesters after a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy of NativeinDC, from "We Are What Our Ancestors Prayed For."

  10. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  11. The Posts That Moved Us in 2016: Current Events

    A selection of powerful writing that came out of the year’s tragedies and conflicts.

    Commentary
    Demonstration in London, March 2016. Photo by Ron F. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
  12. An “Open Apology” Gone Viral: Amy Rawe on Blogging, Community, and Dolly Parton

    A blogger reflects on a post read by millions in the short span of four days.

    Inspiration
    Image by Kristopher Harris (CC BY 2.0).
  13. Gone But Never Forgotten: An Interview with Author Alexandra Shimo

    Author Alexandra Shimo suffered post traumatic stress disorder after visiting Kashechewan, a Canadian fly-in reserve.

    Authors
    Alexandra Shimo on arrival in Kashechewan, Ontario.
  14. Building an Online Home: A Historical Fiction Writer’s Customized Author Hub

    Novelist Julian Stockwin uses the Profile theme for his personalized author hub.

    Authors
    The front page of Julian Stockwin's website, which uses the Profile theme.
  15. Where the Big Ones Don’t Get Away: A Q&A with Fishing Enthusiast Ashley Rae

    Fishing enthusiast Ashley Rae talks about her passion and how blogging has helped her connect with anglers around the world.

    Sports
    All photos courtesy of Ashley Rae.
  16. No Longer Anonymous: Alexis Kanda-Olmstead Overcomes the Terror of the Publish Button

    Alexis Kanda-Olmstead talks about her blog’s origin story, her inspirations, and Blogging University.

    Inspiration
  17. “The More You Work on It, the Easier It Gets”: A Conversation with Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman

    One of the web’s most successful food bloggers talks about her writing voice, holiday cooking, and more.

    Cooking

    All-butter pie crust. Image by Deb Perelman / smitten kitchen.

  18. Building an Online Home: Essayist Melissa Matthewson’s Simple and Effective Front Page

    Melissa Matthewson has a minimal website to showcase her growing archive of writing.

    Authors
    Photo courtesy of Melissa Matthewson.
  19. After the Final Curtain: Matt Lambros Photographs America’s Movie Theaters in Ruins

    Photographer Matt Lambros captures the decaying past in America’s abandoned movie theaters.

    Architecture
    The Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, designed by the architectural firm of Rapp and Rapp. All images courtesy of Matt Lambros, After the Final Curtain.
  20. Chaos, Control: Four Poems for Uncertain Times

    When there’s too much and too little to say, poetry often shows us the way.

    Poetry

    Photo by feelosophical, shared in response to the recent Daily Post photo challenge, "Chaos."

  21. Inspired by the Cotswolds: A Home Interiors Company that Blogs with Style

    The blog of a home interiors company in England inspires and informs its customers.

    Business
    Images courtesy of The Cotswold Company.
  22. Building an Online Home: A Food Writer’s Magazine-Inspired Website

    Emily Contois uses the Zuki theme for her magazine-style website.

    Design
    Photo courtesy of Emily Contois.
  23. A Month Made of Art: Celebrating InkTober

    Stories, satire, and selfies: you’ll find it all in this InkTober roundup.

    Art
    Illustration by Sherry Meidell.
  24. Happy International Internet Day (Plus: Cats!)

    October 29, 1969: we sent the first tiny bit of data from one computer to another, and the world was never the same.

    Culture
    The internet's favorite furry friend and meme fodder, lost in the tubes. (Photo by JPHoesch (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
  25. Postcards from a Bookshelf: Connecting to Readers with Translated Books

    Each month in 2017, author Ann Morgan will send a translated book to a reader around the world.

    Authors
    Photo by Ann Morgan.