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Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. How Do You Say “I Love You”?

    How do you show your love for family, friends, and community?

    Inspiration
    The Bell Tower in Winnipeg's North End neighborhood. Photo by Greg Littlejohn.
  2. A Brief Guide to Themes for Photography Sites

    A great photography site should look crisp regardless of format or device.

    Design
  3. What’s the Story Behind Your Avatar?

    Our avatar—our profile image—represents who we are online. Here, five bloggers tell us about theirs.

    Identity
    Avatars of Automatticians, or the people who work on WordPress.com and other products at Automattic.
  4. Writing Through Grief: Five Posts

    For many of us, writing is catharsis: a way to process and release difficult emotions. Few things are as emotional as the loss of a friend, family member, personal hero, or pet so it’s no surprise that we read a lot of posts paying tribute to lost loved ones and trying to make sense of […]

    Death
    Photo by Robert Couse-Baker (CC BY 2.0)
  5. Author Amanda Mininger on Coming Back to Writing

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

    Essay
  6. The Power of Reading: Readers Respond

    Last week, we highlighted Ann Morgan’s amazing reading project, Postcards from my bookshelf. For each month in 2017, she’s selecting a book and mailing it to a reader somewhere in the world. Readers had much to say about Ann’s book-labor of love. Here are a handful of their responses. Ready for a custom domain, advanced […]

    Inspiration
  7. The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books

    In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

    Authors
    Author Ann Morgan of A Year of Reading the World in Crete.
  8. How Ann Coleman Found Her Voice Through Blogging

    Ann Coleman on silencing the inner critic and writing with confidence.

    Inspiration
  9. Happy 11th Blogiversary, Smitten Kitchen!

    “The more you work at it, the closer it gets to what you have in your head.”

    Cooking

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

  10. Five Things We Love at The Chicago Review of Books

    Explore The Chicago Review of Books, a literary publication.

    Books
  11. What a Difference a Custom Header Makes

    These three blogs use the Libre 2 theme and custom headers in different ways.

    Design
  12. 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).
  13. Two More Ways to Sell on Your Site with a Payment Button

    These two websites use payment buttons to promote and sell seminars and books.

    Business
  14. The Dark and Gothic Worlds of Fantasy Artist Shaima Islam

    Browse the dark fantasy art of Shaima Islam.

    Art
    "Stroll by the Docks," inspired by the TV series Black Sails. Microns and markers on paper, 6×10″, 2016. All art by Shaima Islam.
  15. Start Selling on Your Site with a Payment Button

    Learn how two websites use payment buttons to sell their memberships and merchandise.

    Business
  16. 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
  17. Display a Short Bio on Your Front Page with a Widget

    Learn how three lifestyle bloggers introduce themselves on their homepage.

    Business
  18. Overcoming Fear: Readers Respond

    Readers share their insight and wisdom on handling failure and rejection when making art.

    Inspiration
  19. Use Video Content to Enhance Your Front Page

    Considering video content? These sites use video to draw their readers in.

    Business
  20. “There Is Always an After”: Kristen Twardowski on Writing Endings

    Author Kristen Twardowski shares her thoughts on writing endings.

    Inspiration
    Photo via Kristen Twardowski
  21. Illustrating Streets of the World: The Art of Jeremy Graboyes

    Meet J.S. Graboyes, an illustrator of streets and urban scenes.

    Art
    A street scene in London, England. All illustrations by Jeremy Graboyes.
  22. Writing to Help Others: Four Bloggers on What Pushes Them to Publish

    Why start a blog? For some, the answer is in the positive effect on their readers.

    Inspiration
  23. Post Ideas for People New to Business Blogging

    Post ideas for your business blog.

    Business
  24. The Pattern of a Writer’s Life in the Slow Turn of Seasons

    Get inspired by Andrea Stephenson’s musings on the writer’s life and the changing of seasons.

    Inspiration
    Photo via Harvesting Hecate
  25. Photographer Sophia Hsin Documents Child Laborers in Bangladesh

    The No Child For Sale campaign aims to raise awareness of child labor within the Canadian food chain.

    Photo Essay
    This young girl spends her days picking shrimp heads in a Bangladeshi factory. All photos by Sophia Hsin.