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  1. “A Door to Iteration, Innovation, and Constant Progress”: What Is Open Source?

    What is open source? Here’s a primer with article, video, and podcast recommendations to learn more.

    Design
  2. Crafty Chica

    Mexican-American artist and writer Kathy Cano-Murillo shares posts on Latino-inspired crafts, recipes, pop culture, travel, entertainment, shopping, books, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Crafts
  3. Alexa Meade Art

    Artist Alexa Meade creates the illusion of a world where 2D and 3D are one. Using the body as a canvas, her work is unique in that “she literally paints human beings, turning them into living, breathing portraits.”

    Art
  4. Creative Commons

    “When we share, everyone wins.” Through easy-to-use copyright licenses, Creative Commons helps creators legally share knowledge and creativity with others around the world.

    Education
  5. Austin Kleon

    Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist and other illustrated books about creativity in the digital age.

    Art
  6. Khoi Vinh on How His Blog Amplified His Work and Career

    “But mostly you have to do it in a way that continually stirs your personal passion.” On the Own Your Content site, Khoi Vinh shares insights on blogging, content versus writing, and building one’s own platform.

    Inspiration
  7. Practical Wisdom: Toolkits for Creative Professionals

    Read tips and takeaways from this season’s Own Your Content campaign.

    Business
    Title illustration by Annica Lydenberg. Portrait illustrations below by Jeffrey Philiips.
  8. Letting Go of Perfection and Growing Multiple Skills to Enrich Creativity

    “When people tell me they think they should be blogging and posting on social media, but they don’t have anything to share, I recommend creating daily or weekly challenges for themselves.” On the Own Your Content site, Jen Hewett share insights on the creative process.

    Design
  9. How to Make a Proper Introduction for a Collaboration

    At Own Your Content, you’ll find advice from influencers across various topics. This toolkit offers tips from Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge, and others on how to craft thoughtful emails that can lead to creative collaborations.

    Business
  10. The sentences that make the stories

    At Nieman Storyboard, Jacqui Banaszynski highlights great sentences from two books, including Tommy Orange’s There There: From the dancing came the dancing. She writes: “It is lovely all on its own, as an arrangement of a few words between punctuation and white space. It is musical, especially when read aloud.”

    Authors
  11. Sejal A. Shah on neurodiversity: “They say creativity arises in part from brain chemistry. Living with manic depressive illness has shaped me, created the contours of my adult life. I don’t tell everyone, but I am telling more.”

    Essay
  12. How to judge your work

    Danny Gregory reminds us that evaluating our creative efforts requires distance. “The time to judge your work is after the clang of battle has died down, the dust of hooves has settled. Only then can you see what you have done. And if it is good.”

    Art
  13. Alt Oasis 2019 Inspiration List: 10 Entrepreneurs to Follow

    These 10 speakers at the Alt Oasis conference in Palm Springs use their WordPress websites to promote their businesses and brands.

    Business
    Danielle Lucia Schaffer's City Girl Gone Mom and Angela Kim's Mommy Diary, both powered by WordPress.
  14. “I’m more of a binge writer. I have to pull way back and let my creative pulse breathe. Then, at some point, I go in and I write and write and write…. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to respect the cyclic nature of my creative life.”

    Essay
  15. Three Things I’ve Learned Through Grief

    From Allie Lehman: “In my 20s, I was always waiting for my big break. I used to see others’ success and was convinced (without a doubt) that that made them happy. Now, I feel myself running away from hype and hustle. I feel strong standing on the ground underneath me.”

    Inspiration