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  1. Blogging About Gardening: Tips from The Frustrated Gardener

    Gardener Dan Cooper compiles his top 10 tips for fellow gardening bloggers.

    Inspiration
    Photo courtesy of The Frustrated Gardener
  2. Design*Sponge

    Created by Grace Bonney in 2004, Design*Sponge is a leading design, lifestyle, and DIY site that focuses on beautiful spaces and objects, as well as on the people who create and use them.

    Architecture
  3. Graphique Fantastique

    Natasha (Tasha) Nuttall is a graphic designer in London, UK, and on Graphique Fantastique she shares career advice for aspiring designers as well as snapshots of her work and the things that inspire her creative process.

    Art
  4. Overcoming Fear: Readers Respond

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

    Inspiration
  5. If You’re Successful, Lots of People Ask for Your Help. Who Deserves It?

    “Today, even before I open my email, my blood pressure spikes thinking of all the requests, problems, and complaints I’m likely to find.” Jane Friedman receives a lot of emails from students, strangers, and aspiring writers — all asking for help and advice. But does she respond?

    Authors
  6. Summer Yoga Wisdom for Parents

    Nicki on life lessons learned at hot yoga ” . . . look ahead, look beyond, look for something new. Where your eyes go, your body will follow.”

    Family
    Photo by Andrea Ariel
  7. 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.
  8. Advice from Bestselling Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

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

    Authors
  9. “Brave and Reckless” Advice: Five Tips for New Bloggers from Christine Ray

    Practical advice from new blogger Christine Ray on growing your site and audience.

    Inspiration
  10. Make Life Better

    “Make life better. Make it about more than yourself. But don’t forget about you.”
     
    Scroll down and smile while reading this uplifting series of messages and illustrations from the blogger at The Chatter Blog.

    Art
  11. On Embracing it All

    Essay: to attempt. It never fails to move me when I watch people trying to make sense of their lives, sense of this world. They don’t have to.” Bestselling author Dani Shapiro encourages us to embrace everything in life — the beauty, the terror — and to live.

    Authors
  12. Eight Tips on Getting the Most Out of Your National Park Vacation

    The National Park Service is turning 100 this week! Here, nomadic couple and nature lovers Becca and Alex Foss offer their advice on enjoying the parks’ natural wonders while avoiding the crowds.

    Exploration
  13. “Any meaningful life choice involves a degree of sacrifice. So you do what you must. And you give thanks for being disliked, because, honestly, most people in the world won’t care enough to dislike you in the first place.”

    Commentary
  14. Sailing (and life) lesson: know where you want to go.

    “The first step isn’t to dodge obstacles or let outside circumstances steer you. The first step is to figure out where you want to go.” Advice from Andrea Badgley on sailing (and life).

    Inspiration
  15. When the leaves dance: thoughts on developing your voice

    “If you dress up your language so much that no one understands you— that no one can find you in the sea of adverbs and adjectives— you’ll never really be heard.” Hannah Brencher tells us not to hide behind pretty or complex words.

    Inspiration