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  1. What Do You Want to Accomplish This Year?

    Creators on WordPress.com share what they’d like to accomplish in 2018.

    Inspiration
    "15 Minutes of Exercise Everyday" image from "Dizzy's Self-Care New Year Resolutions" at Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS.
  2. How Do You Say “I Love You”?

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

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    The Bell Tower in Winnipeg's North End neighborhood. Photo by Greg Littlejohn.
  3. For The Helpers

    Winnipeg community activist Michael Redhead Champagne’s words apply to communities the world over: “Let’s teach with our example how to be relentless, forgiving and kind. When our world is this sick, we must be the medicine.”

    Commentary
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Rebrand Cities

    Forty-six percent of small businesses do not have a website. Rebrand Cities is a civic design and brand project in the US that helps to close this digital divide and aims to get small and neighborhood businesses online. Learn how to participate — as a business owner, partner, or sponsor.

    Business
  7. “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
  8. “I Want to Read about People”: On Why We Follow Blogs

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

    Commentary
  9. “I want to read about goals, dreams, fears, foibles and achievements. I want to read about you. I want to read about real people blossoming and withering. Growing and shriveling. Experiencing life . . . and death.”

    Inspiration
  10. Writer’s Block, Rainy Days, and 1,000 Followers

    Blogger Sherina on finding what to say to her (growing) audience: “Something is better than nothing; as many writers have noted, you can’t edit a blank page.”

    Inspiration
  11. 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.

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    Image by Kaylee Marie Huey.
  12. Draw The Line

    “It turns out that comics can touch the soul like no other art form.” This website brings together over 100 comic artists, each illustrating positive, non-partisan political actions that people can take if they want to make a difference.

    Art
    Art by Graeme McGregor
  13. Fifteen Blogging Tips from a (Relatively) New Member of the Community

    A few months into her WordPress.com blogging adventure, Christine Ray of Brave and Reckless shares her spot-on observations on how to build a successful site — and a loyal audience.

    Inspiration
  14. Ten Things a “Clueless Eater” Can Do to Live More Sustainably

    At the University of Washington Press Blog, author and Pacific Northwest environmentalist Kathleen Alcalá shares tips for making everyday life less wasteful and more community-minded.

    Environment
  15. A Mushy Love Letter About Blogging

    “I don’t work with brands, I don’t have things to sell, I just like writing things down. So, whilst I’m not going to pretend that I don’t care about numbers and followers, I’ve learnt that, for me, blogging has somewhat transcended all of that.”

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