Ten Reasons Why Students Should Read Whole Books over Excerpts
As the school year is kicking into gear in many countries, Cari White, a librarian in Texas, gives parents and educators 10 reasons to encourage young readers to tackle entire works.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers
Cristian Mihai has been a prolific blogger for years; in this post, he shares his hard-earned insight into the things that can help people build — and maintain — a blogging rhythm and an audience.
Two Well-Curated Sites to Explore — and What They Teach Us about Sharing Others’ Content
On the delicate art of being a generous, upright web citizen while adding your personal touch to anything you publish on your site.
Malaysia-based entrepreneur Kally created MiddleMe as a space for career advice, tips for freelancers, and other resources and inspiration based on her wide-ranging experiences.
Blogging About Gardening: Tips from The Frustrated Gardener
Gardener Dan Cooper compiles his top 10 tips for fellow gardening bloggers.
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.
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.
Overcoming Fear: Readers Respond
Readers share their insight and wisdom on handling failure and rejection when making art.
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?
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.”
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.
Advice from Bestselling Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Writing tips from author and pop culture writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.
“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.
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.
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.