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Interviews, conversations, and collections of stories celebrating the best of WordPress
  1. Five Writers on What It Means to Be a Friend

    Five stories and perspectives on friendship.

    Personal Essay
    "Secrets" — from "It Takes Two" by Jane Lurie.
  2. Three Ways to Take Your Website Visitors Behind the Scenes

    Looking to engage your visitors? Here are three ways to share your creation process with them.

    Art
    Image by Kerry at Love Those "Hands at Home."
  3. Five Food Photography Tips from Cooking Without Limits

    Food photography tips from Gabriela Lupu at Cooking Without Limits.

    Cooking
    Photography by Gabriela Lupu at Cooking Without Limits
  4. Get it Done! What’s Your Best Tip for Sitting Down to Write?

    When it comes to writing, how do you get it done?

    Authors
  5. Build Your Mailchimp Email List with a Popup Form

    Grow your Mailchimp email list with this popup form.

    Business
    The front-page email popup form on arts and crafts blog Glü
  6. “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
  7. Blogging For Your Brand: How Ruffwear Connects to Its Canine Community

    Ruffwear Explored, the blog of Ruffwear, successfully blends product promotion and customer stories.

    Animals
    Photo by Ruffwear ambassador Maria Christina Schultz
  8. The Space That Blogging Provides: Readers Respond

    Readers tell us why they blog.

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

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

    Commentary
  10. Advice from Phillip Lopate on Writing About Your Own Life

    Writer Lois Roelofs shares tips on memoir and nonfiction writing from Phillip Lopate.

    Authors
    Image by Lois Roelofs
  11. A Pattern of Creativity: An Interview with Knitter and Musician Lucy Hague

    Lucy Hague defines creativity, no matter whether she’s creating complex knitting patterns or playing music.

    Crafts
    The Lindisfarne shawl. All fibre arts by Lucy Hague.
  12. 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
  13. Edible Arts and Crafts: Five Festive Party Treats from Glü

    Explore the edible arts and crafts projects at Glü.

    Cooking
    Strawberry rhubarb pie by Glü
  14. Five Summer Recipes from Tending the Table

    Seattle-based food blogger Sasha Swerdloff creates plant-based recipes that support sustainable living and personal well-being.

    Cooking
    Photos of ramps (for a quinoa salad), carrot ginger soup, and red berry almond blondies by Tending the Table.
  15. How Do You Generate Post Ideas? The Whirly Girl Doesn’t Force Them

    How do you generate post ideas?

    Inspiration
  16. (Not) Talking About Our Big Goals: Readers Respond

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

    Inspiration
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. Portraits of Film Stars by Fine Artist Paul Ayres

    Browse the illustrated portraiture of fine artist Paul Ayres.

    Art
    Benedict Cumberbatch, illustrated by Paul Ayres.
  21. Stop Talking About That Book You’re Writing

    Euny Hong suggests keeping your big goals to yourself.

    Inspiration
  22. Get Started on WordPress.com with Video Tutorials

    Browse our library of video tutorials to help you get going on WordPress.com.

    Video
  23. Advice from Bestselling Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

    Writing tips from author and pop culture writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.

    Authors
  24. Places and Spaces, Imagined: The Art of Paul Dobraszczyk

    The art of Paul Dobraszczyk explores responses to places and spaces, both real and imaginary.

    Architecture
    "Armada" (2016) by Paul Dobraszczyk
  25. One Story, One Picture: A Daily Flash Fiction Collaboration

    At Flash 365, a writer and artist collaborate on short stories.

    Art
    All illustrations by Nikita at Flash 365