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November 15 2016, 3PM

Web and marketing designer Matt Sweeny builds websites on WordPress.com for a range of clients, including a landscape and design service, a cheese company at holiday markets, a public relations firm for toy manufacturers and retailers, and an indie folk b... [Community] [Widgets] [WordPress.com] [web design] [websites]
Web and marketing designer Matt Sweeny builds websites on WordPress.com for a range of clients, including a landscape and design service, a cheese company at holiday markets, a public relations firm for toy manufacturers and retailers, and an indie folk b... [Community] [Widgets] [WordPress.com] [web design] [websites]
Web and marketing designer Matt Sweeny builds websites on WordPress.com for a range of clients, including a landscape and design service, a cheese company at holiday markets, a public relations firm for toy manufacturers and retailers, and an indie folk b... [Community] [Widgets] [WordPress.com] [web design] [websites]

May 4, 12 PM

Some of the best blogging advice we hear is from you. On Discover, we publish interviews and profiles of bloggers around the world, who also impart their own tips on how they’ve gotten the most out of WordPress.com. If you’ve missed these ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [discover] [Blogging Tips]
Some of the best blogging advice we hear is from you. On Discover, we publish interviews and profiles of bloggers around the world, who also impart their own tips on how they’ve gotten the most out of WordPress.com. If you’ve missed these ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [discover] [Blogging Tips]

February 17, 8AM

You wake up one morning, check your phone, and spit out your coffee. You have thousands of likes on Facebook, hundreds of retweets, and an inbox that has exploded. Your little blog — which normally gets a dozen views per day and has an audience of ... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [growth] [viral] [virality]
You wake up one morning, check your phone, and spit out your coffee. You have thousands of likes on Facebook, hundreds of retweets, and an inbox that has exploded. Your little blog — which normally gets a dozen views per day and has an audience of ... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [growth] [viral] [virality]

December 16, 8AM

You may not bother with resolutions for the new year, but setting goals for your blog helps you to (re)focus and shape your online home. We asked a diverse mix of bloggers: What’s the most important goal you have for your site in 2016? Lisa Jakub L... [Better Blogging] [Community] [WordPress.com] [goals] [resolutions]
You may not bother with resolutions for the new year, but setting goals for your blog helps you to (re)focus and shape your online home. We asked a diverse mix of bloggers: What’s the most important goal you have for your site in 2016? Lisa Jakub L... [Better Blogging] [Community] [WordPress.com] [goals] [resolutions]

October 9, 9AM

Launching a magazine? At WordPress.com, you can choose from an ever-growing collection of themes. Here are four free and four premium themes to promote a wide variety of content. Canard Launched earlier this year, Canard showcases writing and photo... [Community] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Magazine]
Launching a magazine? At WordPress.com, you can choose from an ever-growing collection of themes. Here are four free and four premium themes to promote a wide variety of content. Canard Launched earlier this year, Canard showcases writing and photo... [Community] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Magazine]

August 5, 8AM

From colorful journal pages to creatures made of salvaged materials, here’s a glimpse at the imaginative worlds of textile and multimedia artists on WordPress.com. The Pale Rook We discovered Glasgow-based textile artist Johanna Flanagan after ... [Community] [art] [artist] [portfolio]
From colorful journal pages to creatures made of salvaged materials, here’s a glimpse at the imaginative worlds of textile and multimedia artists on WordPress.com. The Pale Rook We discovered Glasgow-based textile artist Johanna Flanagan after ... [Community] [art] [artist] [portfolio]

July 8, 8AM

Some of the best photographers and professional photo organizations maintain their homes on WordPress.com. See the world through their eyes. Paul Zizka at Paul Zizka Photography Paul Zizka is a professional mountain landscape and adventure photographer b... [Community] [WordPress.com] [photographers] [Photography]
Some of the best photographers and professional photo organizations maintain their homes on WordPress.com. See the world through their eyes. Paul Zizka at Paul Zizka Photography Paul Zizka is a professional mountain landscape and adventure photographer b... [Community] [WordPress.com] [photographers] [Photography]

April 8, 8AM

April is National Poetry Month, and we love each day’s flurry of new posts tagged #nationalpoetrymonth in the WordPress.com Reader and across the internet. WordPressers are busy in the #napowrimo tag as well, participating in NaPoWriMo, Maureen ... [Community] [NaPoWriMo] [National Poetry Month] [poems] [poetry]
April is National Poetry Month, and we love each day’s flurry of new posts tagged #nationalpoetrymonth in the WordPress.com Reader and across the internet. WordPressers are busy in the #napowrimo tag as well, participating in NaPoWriMo, Maureen ... [Community] [NaPoWriMo] [National Poetry Month] [poems] [poetry]

February 20, 8AM

Several years ago, writer Ann Morgan noticed that she didn’t read much literature from countries outside of the United Kingdom and United States — and had yet to dive into stories from around the globe. From this realization, her blog, A Year ... [Community] [Profile] [Writing] [blog to book] [book deal] [publishing]
Several years ago, writer Ann Morgan noticed that she didn’t read much literature from countries outside of the United Kingdom and United States — and had yet to dive into stories from around the globe. From this realization, her blog, A Year ... [Community] [Profile] [Writing] [blog to book] [book deal] [publishing]

February 4, 9AM

In the past, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite themes for longform enthusiasts and bloggers who just want to write. Today, let’s take a look at five free themes, launched in the past several months, that offer a distraction-free writing a... [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [readability] [reading]
In the past, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite themes for longform enthusiasts and bloggers who just want to write. Today, let’s take a look at five free themes, launched in the past several months, that offer a distraction-free writing a... [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [readability] [reading]

December 17 2014, 10AM

Our editors dove into the archives to resurface top posts published on WordPress.com this year, from personal essays to comics, and photography to fiction. Here’s a glimpse of what you published — and what the community especially loved —... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [Writing] [Best of 2014] [Editors' Picks]
Our editors dove into the archives to resurface top posts published on WordPress.com this year, from personal essays to comics, and photography to fiction. Here’s a glimpse of what you published — and what the community especially loved —... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [Writing] [Best of 2014] [Editors' Picks]
Our editors dove into the archives to resurface top posts published on WordPress.com this year, from personal essays to comics, and photography to fiction. Here’s a glimpse of what you published — and what the community especially loved —... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [Writing] [Best of 2014] [Editors' Picks]

7AM

Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer — from talking about making great produ... [Automattic] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [BlogHer Pro] [conference] [Event] [networking]
Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer — from talking about making great produ... [Automattic] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [BlogHer Pro] [conference] [Event] [networking]
Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer — from talking about making great produ... [Automattic] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [BlogHer Pro] [conference] [Event] [networking]

October 28, 8AM

On The Daily Post, we host the popular Weekly Photo Challenge each Friday, and we’re always excited to see your snapshots from all over the world. We thought a free photoblogging course mixing the spirit of these photo challenges with bite-sized ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Blogging 101] [blogging u.] [photo101] [photoblogging] [Photography] [postaday]
On The Daily Post, we host the popular Weekly Photo Challenge each Friday, and we’re always excited to see your snapshots from all over the world. We thought a free photoblogging course mixing the spirit of these photo challenges with bite-sized ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Blogging 101] [blogging u.] [photo101] [photoblogging] [Photography] [postaday]

October 10, 1AM

Carving out your very own corner on the web is important to you. You may be a brand-new user on WordPress.com — if so, welcome! — or a veteran blogger returning to an old habit. Recently on the Verge, Lockhart Steele, the editorial director o... [Community] [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [Inspiration] [reading] [Writing]
Carving out your very own corner on the web is important to you. You may be a brand-new user on WordPress.com — if so, welcome! — or a veteran blogger returning to an old habit. Recently on the Verge, Lockhart Steele, the editorial director o... [Community] [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [Inspiration] [reading] [Writing]

September 12, 8AM

We add new themes to the Theme Showcase each week, including free and premium themes for businesses, organizations, and your professional projects. Here’s a trio of business themes transformed by three very different types of users: a professional ... [Community] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Basis] [Business] [Edin] [Forefront] [professional]
We add new themes to the Theme Showcase each week, including free and premium themes for businesses, organizations, and your professional projects. Here’s a trio of business themes transformed by three very different types of users: a professional ... [Community] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Basis] [Business] [Edin] [Forefront] [professional]

August 26, 8AM

We’re inspired to see bloggers doing things they love and using this platform to make their voices heard. Here’s a look at some interesting projects around the globe. Russell Chapman: Telling the stories of Syrian refugees Image by Russell Ch... [Admin Bar] [activism] [Awareness] [Projects]
We’re inspired to see bloggers doing things they love and using this platform to make their voices heard. Here’s a look at some interesting projects around the globe. Russell Chapman: Telling the stories of Syrian refugees Image by Russell Ch... [Admin Bar] [activism] [Awareness] [Projects]

August 15, 8AM

From sketches to digital art narratives, here’s a visual journey into the worlds of ten illustrators on WordPress.com. Brad Young The drawings at Brad Young Art capture life’s little moments. From pen and ink to watercolor, and gardening to ... [Community] [WordPress.com] [art] [Drawing] [illustration] [illustrator] [visual]
From sketches to digital art narratives, here’s a visual journey into the worlds of ten illustrators on WordPress.com. Brad Young The drawings at Brad Young Art capture life’s little moments. From pen and ink to watercolor, and gardening to ... [Community] [WordPress.com] [art] [Drawing] [illustration] [illustrator] [visual]

July 18, 8AM

Gabrielle Bell, a cartoonist based in Brooklyn, New York, has published a new book, Truth Is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries. Raw, revealing, and sometimes surreal, this comic diary serves up what Gabrielle is known for — her humor and int... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [authors] [Books] [Gabrielle Bell] [Marilyn Gardner] [Writing]
Gabrielle Bell, a cartoonist based in Brooklyn, New York, has published a new book, Truth Is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries. Raw, revealing, and sometimes surreal, this comic diary serves up what Gabrielle is known for — her humor and int... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [authors] [Books] [Gabrielle Bell] [Marilyn Gardner] [Writing]

July 1, 8AM

Many of the themes in our Theme Showcase are great for writing and reading longer articles and stories, from our classic default themes — including Twenty Fourteen and Twenty Twelve — to popular personal blogging themes like Ryu and Mani... [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [authors] [longform] [longreads] [writers] [Writing]
Many of the themes in our Theme Showcase are great for writing and reading longer articles and stories, from our classic default themes — including Twenty Fourteen and Twenty Twelve — to popular personal blogging themes like Ryu and Mani... [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [authors] [longform] [longreads] [writers] [Writing]

June 17, 8AM

Launched last month, Pictorico is a free theme that combines a dynamic portfolio-style home page with a simple, single-column layout for posts and pages. It’s great for pro photographers, casual photobloggers, and anyone who wants a sleek space for ... [Community] [Design] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [designs] [Early Theme Adopters] [Pictorico]
Launched last month, Pictorico is a free theme that combines a dynamic portfolio-style home page with a simple, single-column layout for posts and pages. It’s great for pro photographers, casual photobloggers, and anyone who wants a sleek space for ... [Community] [Design] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [designs] [Early Theme Adopters] [Pictorico]

May 27, 8AM

Are you an author on WordPress.com looking to promote your books and daily writing? Get inspired by these three websites. [Community] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [authors] [writers]
Are you an author on WordPress.com looking to promote your books and daily writing? Get inspired by these three websites. [Community] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [authors] [writers]

May 21, 8AM

Writer and superdad Jerry Mahoney chats with us about his new book based on his popular blog, Mommy Man, and his experiences blogging on WordPress.com. [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [blog to book] [book deal] [Jerry Mahoney] [Mommy Man] [publishing]
Writer and superdad Jerry Mahoney chats with us about his new book based on his popular blog, Mommy Man, and his experiences blogging on WordPress.com. [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [blog to book] [book deal] [Jerry Mahoney] [Mommy Man] [publishing]

May 16, 8AM

With International Museum Day approaching on May 18, let's browse the blogs of some museums on WordPress.com -- from premier art institutions to science and natural history organizations. [Community] [WordPress.com] [art] [Museums] [natural history] [science]
With International Museum Day approaching on May 18, let's browse the blogs of some museums on WordPress.com -- from premier art institutions to science and natural history organizations. [Community] [WordPress.com] [art] [Museums] [natural history] [science]

April 28, 8AM

Personal tumblelogs. Portfolios. Front pages with post sliders. Templates for photographers. So many themes, so many choices. How do people decide on a theme? [Customization] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Gallery] [oxygen] [Twenty Fourteen]
Personal tumblelogs. Portfolios. Front pages with post sliders. Templates for photographers. So many themes, so many choices. How do people decide on a theme? [Customization] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Gallery] [oxygen] [Twenty Fourteen]

April 22, 8AM

Ecologists and entomologists. Natural history buffs. Bloggers with green thumbs. We're among many WordPress.com users focused on nature and the environment. Today, let's celebrate the work of some of these bloggers. [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [Earth Day] [environment] [nature] [outdoors]
Ecologists and entomologists. Natural history buffs. Bloggers with green thumbs. We're among many WordPress.com users focused on nature and the environment. Today, let's celebrate the work of some of these bloggers. [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [Earth Day] [environment] [nature] [outdoors]

April 14, 8AM

Nearly 150 of the themes available to WordPress.com users support post formats, which means that these themes offer a variety of post types (standard, image, gallery, video, audio, quote, and more) that display your content differently based on the form... [Features] [Posting] [custom post formats] [poetry] [post formats] [quotations] [quote post]
Nearly 150 of the themes available to WordPress.com users support post formats, which means that these themes offer a variety of post types (standard, image, gallery, video, audio, quote, and more) that display your content differently based on the form... [Features] [Posting] [custom post formats] [poetry] [post formats] [quotations] [quote post]

April 8, 8AM

Your site's front page is like the front door to your home: you want it to look and feel inviting, as well as unmistakably you. Here's a quick list of five things -- big and small -- to consider when building your front page. [Design] [WordPress.com] [front page] [Homepage] [Static Front Page]
Your site's front page is like the front door to your home: you want it to look and feel inviting, as well as unmistakably you. Here's a quick list of five things -- big and small -- to consider when building your front page. [Design] [WordPress.com] [front page] [Homepage] [Static Front Page]

April 1, 8AM

A roundup of tools in your Post Editor to help with formatting, spacing, and publishing your poems, just in time to begin National Poetry Writing Month. [Better Blogging] [Features] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [NaPoWriMo] [National Poetry Writing Month] [poems] [poetry]
A roundup of tools in your Post Editor to help with formatting, spacing, and publishing your poems, just in time to begin National Poetry Writing Month. [Better Blogging] [Features] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [NaPoWriMo] [National Poetry Writing Month] [poems] [poetry]

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April is National Poetry Writing Month! To participate in NaPoWriMo 2014, write a poem each day this month. Read on for details. [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [NaPoWriMo] [National Poetry Writing Month] [poems] [poetry]
April is National Poetry Writing Month! To participate in NaPoWriMo 2014, write a poem each day this month. Read on for details. [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [NaPoWriMo] [National Poetry Writing Month] [poems] [poetry]

March 26, 8AM

With millions of users around the world, we're an international community of writers, photographers, and more. Enjoy these recent snapshots and soundbites, from Moscow to Cairo. [Community] [WordPress.com] [global] [international]
With millions of users around the world, we're an international community of writers, photographers, and more. Enjoy these recent snapshots and soundbites, from Moscow to Cairo. [Community] [WordPress.com] [global] [international]

March 18, 9AM

From thoughtful commentary on the history of science to an entertaining blend of science and humor, these blogs have very distinct approaches to science but have one thing in common: a driving curiosity about the world around us. [Community] [Writing] [chemistry] [neuroscience] [science]
From thoughtful commentary on the history of science to an entertaining blend of science and humor, these blogs have very distinct approaches to science but have one thing in common: a driving curiosity about the world around us. [Community] [Writing] [chemistry] [neuroscience] [science]

March 12, 8AM

Create polished, professional galleries with the options in your Media Manager, no matter your theme. Here's a quick look at different gallery styles on three free personal blogging themes. [Features] [Photos] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Bushwick] [Gallery] [image] [Photography] [Ryu] [Spun] [visual]
Create polished, professional galleries with the options in your Media Manager, no matter your theme. Here's a quick look at different gallery styles on three free personal blogging themes. [Features] [Photos] [Themes] [WordPress.com] [Bushwick] [Gallery] [image] [Photography] [Ryu] [Spun] [visual]

February 21, 10AM

No matter where you are in the world, you’ll find people working on WordPress.com: Developers deploying lines of code. Designers tinkering with themes. Engineers working one-on-one with users to help make their websites just so. (Want to join in? We... [behind the scenes] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Automattic] [Automatticians] [Company] [hiring]
No matter where you are in the world, you’ll find people working on WordPress.com: Developers deploying lines of code. Designers tinkering with themes. Engineers working one-on-one with users to help make their websites just so. (Want to join in? We... [behind the scenes] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Automattic] [Automatticians] [Company] [hiring]

February 11, 9AM

Russ Crandall established his blog, The Domestic Man, to chronicle his culinary and gardening adventures and a lifestyle modeled after the Paleo diet, which focuses on natural, unprocessed foods. Over the years, his recipes have evolved to focus on fund... [Community] [Profile] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [blog to book] [blogger profile] [book deal] [food blogging] [Russ Crandall] [The Domestic Plan]
Russ Crandall established his blog, The Domestic Man, to chronicle his culinary and gardening adventures and a lifestyle modeled after the Paleo diet, which focuses on natural, unprocessed foods. Over the years, his recipes have evolved to focus on fund... [Community] [Profile] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [blog to book] [blogger profile] [book deal] [food blogging] [Russ Crandall] [The Domestic Plan]

February 4, 9AM

A sampling of writers on WordPress.com who made some noise last month: Bloggers in the press, from the New York Times to Politico Jack Monroe, the single mother blogging at A Girl Called Jack, has become an activist and voice on poverty in England. The Ne... [Community] [Congrats] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [Editors' Picks] [Freshly Pressed] [media] [Press] [virality]
A sampling of writers on WordPress.com who made some noise last month: Bloggers in the press, from the New York Times to Politico Jack Monroe, the single mother blogging at A Girl Called Jack, has become an activist and voice on poverty in England. The Ne... [Community] [Congrats] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [Editors' Picks] [Freshly Pressed] [media] [Press] [virality]

January 29, 9AM

I love that our blogs and websites are truly our online homes. My blog is different from yours — with a specific custom background and collection of fonts, hand-picked colors, and other design tweaks. I’m able to make the space my own in the s... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Widgets] [WordPress.com] [Design] [Retro] [vintage]
I love that our blogs and websites are truly our online homes. My blog is different from yours — with a specific custom background and collection of fonts, hand-picked colors, and other design tweaks. I’m able to make the space my own in the s... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [Widgets] [WordPress.com] [Design] [Retro] [vintage]

January 24, 9AM

One of the strengths of WordPress.com is the community — a global network of users, learning from one another and supporting each other. Earlier this month, Michelle shared blogs within the mental health community, and we’ll continue to highli... [Admin Bar] [Community] [WordPress.com] [exercise] [Fitness] [food] [health] [recipe] [Shortcode]
One of the strengths of WordPress.com is the community — a global network of users, learning from one another and supporting each other. Earlier this month, Michelle shared blogs within the mental health community, and we’ll continue to highli... [Admin Bar] [Community] [WordPress.com] [exercise] [Fitness] [food] [health] [recipe] [Shortcode]

January 14, 10AM

“I’m publishing posts every day, but where are my readers?” While there’s no exact science to successfully building a readership, you have a number of built-in tools on WordPress.com to share your work with the world. Our advice? H... [Better Blogging] [Features] [Social] [Facebook] [Google] [Publicize] [sharing] [Twitter]
“I’m publishing posts every day, but where are my readers?” While there’s no exact science to successfully building a readership, you have a number of built-in tools on WordPress.com to share your work with the world. Our advice? H... [Better Blogging] [Features] [Social] [Facebook] [Google] [Publicize] [sharing] [Twitter]

January 8, 11AM

Write more. Paint more. Photograph more.  Do something amazing. Go down a different path. Challenge myself.  New year’s resolutions — you might make ‘em, or you may think they’re trite and a waste of time. Whatever the case, you&... [Better Blogging] [WordPress.com] [2014] [Ideas] [Inspiration] [Posting] [publishing]
Write more. Paint more. Photograph more.  Do something amazing. Go down a different path. Challenge myself.  New year’s resolutions — you might make ‘em, or you may think they’re trite and a waste of time. Whatever the case, you&... [Better Blogging] [WordPress.com] [2014] [Ideas] [Inspiration] [Posting] [publishing]

December 31 2013, 9AM

Many of you use WordPress.com as a daily or weekly outlet to develop your craft (as seen in our popular writing and photography challenges on The Daily Post), or as a platform to chronicle your own post-a-day and year-long projects. Some projects are on... [Better Blogging] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [365 days] [52 weeks] [postaday]
Many of you use WordPress.com as a daily or weekly outlet to develop your craft (as seen in our popular writing and photography challenges on The Daily Post), or as a platform to chronicle your own post-a-day and year-long projects. Some projects are on... [Better Blogging] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [365 days] [52 weeks] [postaday]

December 20, 3PM

This week, our editors dove into the archives to find and rediscover notable posts published this year on WordPress.com, from nonfiction to poetry, and photography to illustration. These posts have been especially resonant to us and the community, and rep... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [2013] [best of] [Editors' Picks] [Freshly Pressed]
This week, our editors dove into the archives to find and rediscover notable posts published this year on WordPress.com, from nonfiction to poetry, and photography to illustration. These posts have been especially resonant to us and the community, and rep... [Community] [WordPress.com] [Writing] [2013] [best of] [Editors' Picks] [Freshly Pressed]

December 10, 10AM

Last month, Matt Wiebe announced a collection of new fonts for users with the Custom Design upgrade. In the past, we’ve highlighted blogs using fonts in creative, effective ways, so we wanted to dive into the pool of customized sites again to fin... [Community] [Customization] [Design] [upgrade] [WordPress.com] [custom design] [custom fonts] [fonts] [upgrade]
Last month, Matt Wiebe announced a collection of new fonts for users with the Custom Design upgrade. In the past, we’ve highlighted blogs using fonts in creative, effective ways, so we wanted to dive into the pool of customized sites again to fin... [Community] [Customization] [Design] [upgrade] [WordPress.com] [custom design] [custom fonts] [fonts] [upgrade]

December 3, 10AM

Image by Jonathan Reyes (CC BY-NC 2.0) For many of you, November was a blur: a crazy, beautiful, writing-filled blur. We encouraged WordPress.com users to participate in BlogHer’s National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and post something every day ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Writing] [NaBloPoMo] [National Blog Posting Month] [postaday] [Posting] [publishing] [Writing]
Image by Jonathan Reyes (CC BY-NC 2.0) For many of you, November was a blur: a crazy, beautiful, writing-filled blur. We encouraged WordPress.com users to participate in BlogHer’s National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and post something every day ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [Writing] [NaBloPoMo] [National Blog Posting Month] [postaday] [Posting] [publishing] [Writing]

December 2, 2PM

We’ve launched a number of updates, from visual enhancements to handy admin tools, to improve your overall WordPress.com experience. Here’s a rundown of what’s new: Improved theme preview: A sleeker preview and selection process for th... [Dashboard] [Design] [New Features] [WordPress.com] [3.8] [admin] [color scheme] [Theme Preview] [Themes] [Widgets]
We’ve launched a number of updates, from visual enhancements to handy admin tools, to improve your overall WordPress.com experience. Here’s a rundown of what’s new: Improved theme preview: A sleeker preview and selection process for th... [Dashboard] [Design] [New Features] [WordPress.com] [3.8] [admin] [color scheme] [Theme Preview] [Themes] [Widgets]

November 26, 10AM

In our digital age, we interact with new technologies each day, yet some of us also pine for the past: we cherish handwritten things and value — even fetishize — physical objects. Posts like “Diaries and Connections to the Past” a... [Admin Bar] [Community] [VIP] [WordPress.com] [analog] [handwritten] [PostSecret]
In our digital age, we interact with new technologies each day, yet some of us also pine for the past: we cherish handwritten things and value — even fetishize — physical objects. Posts like “Diaries and Connections to the Past” a... [Admin Bar] [Community] [VIP] [WordPress.com] [analog] [handwritten] [PostSecret]

November 20, 10AM

Party planning for the holidays? Scheming up a New Year’s Eve 2013 bash? Or, maybe you host regular gatherings, like a weekly book-swap-and-wine-tasting night, or are planning “NaNoWriMoNowWhat?” writing support sessions in November and ... [Community] [Events] [Features] [Themes] [Widgets] [WordPress.com] [calendar]
Party planning for the holidays? Scheming up a New Year’s Eve 2013 bash? Or, maybe you host regular gatherings, like a weekly book-swap-and-wine-tasting night, or are planning “NaNoWriMoNowWhat?” writing support sessions in November and ... [Community] [Events] [Features] [Themes] [Widgets] [WordPress.com] [calendar]

November 12, 9AM

Last week, Ben offered a snapshot of another great month on WordPress.com. Our bloggers continue to bask in the spotlight, with viral hits and cross-platform success. Here’s a glimpse at what your fellow WordPressers are doing on the web. Parenting... [Community] [Congrats] [WordPress.com] [Awards] [bloggers] [publishing] [writers] [Writing]
Last week, Ben offered a snapshot of another great month on WordPress.com. Our bloggers continue to bask in the spotlight, with viral hits and cross-platform success. Here’s a glimpse at what your fellow WordPressers are doing on the web. Parenting... [Community] [Congrats] [WordPress.com] [Awards] [bloggers] [publishing] [writers] [Writing]

October 28, 9AM

It’s just a few days until November, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month, better known ’round these parts as NaNoWriMo, is near. Have you always wanted to write a novel? We know some of you have been waiting all year for... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Writing] [NaNoWriMo] [National Novel Writing Month] [novel writing] [Writing]
It’s just a few days until November, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month, better known ’round these parts as NaNoWriMo, is near. Have you always wanted to write a novel? We know some of you have been waiting all year for... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Writing] [NaNoWriMo] [National Novel Writing Month] [novel writing] [Writing]

October 23, 2PM

Every once in a while, we sit down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who work behind the scenes to build new features, keep Automattic’s wheels turning, and make WordPress.com the best it can be. In this installment, we’re de... [behind the scenes] [Community] [Profile] [WordPress.com] [Aliso the Geek] [Alison Barrett] [Automattic] [hiring] [jobs]
Every once in a while, we sit down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who work behind the scenes to build new features, keep Automattic’s wheels turning, and make WordPress.com the best it can be. In this installment, we’re de... [behind the scenes] [Community] [Profile] [WordPress.com] [Aliso the Geek] [Alison Barrett] [Automattic] [hiring] [jobs]

October 9, 9AM

After a red-hot August of publishing news and impressive numbers, we wondered what was next for the WordPress.com community. Here’s a snapshot of September: You blew up the internet. Again. Month after month, we’re blown away by what you publi... [Automattic] [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [Numbers] [publishing] [September 2013]
After a red-hot August of publishing news and impressive numbers, we wondered what was next for the WordPress.com community. Here’s a snapshot of September: You blew up the internet. Again. Month after month, we’re blown away by what you publi... [Automattic] [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [Numbers] [publishing] [September 2013]

September 25, 9AM

This summer, we provided a bird’s-eye view of your Stats panel and have taken tours of various modules (Days, Weeks, and Months and Top Posts and Pages) that offer data about your site’s visitors and your most popular content. Today, let&#... [Better Blogging] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [clicks] [Data] [referrers]
This summer, we provided a bird’s-eye view of your Stats panel and have taken tours of various modules (Days, Weeks, and Months and Top Posts and Pages) that offer data about your site’s visitors and your most popular content. Today, let&#... [Better Blogging] [Stats] [WordPress.com] [clicks] [Data] [referrers]

September 23, 12 PM

Working with our pals at Pocket — a service that lets you save articles, longreads, and other media like videos that you find on the web — we’re happy to announce you can easily save content on WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered self-hos... [mobile] [Social] [WordPress.com] [App] [Pocket] [reading] [sharing] [Social]
Working with our pals at Pocket — a service that lets you save articles, longreads, and other media like videos that you find on the web — we’re happy to announce you can easily save content on WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered self-hos... [mobile] [Social] [WordPress.com] [App] [Pocket] [reading] [sharing] [Social]

July 16, 9AM

You know all those Vine masterpieces you’ve recorded with your mobile phone — six seconds of time, looping over and over, immortalized on your little screen? Now, you can embed these videos on your WordPress.com site, using a URL or shortcode... [Features] [New Features] [WordPress.com] [embed] [Shortcode] [video] [Vine]

July 10, 9AM

Many of the blogs and websites we discover are fertile ground for a mix of voices and perspectives, and for some of you, blogging is a collaborative effort. On WordPress.com, you’ll stumble upon pockets of micro-communities on every subject, from th... [Better Blogging] [Features] [howto] [WordPress.com] [collaborative blogs] [group blogs] [multi-author]

July 8, 9AM

Last November, we chatted with New Zealand blogger Jared Gulian, who snagged a publishing contact for a book based on his WordPress.com blog, Moon Over Martinborough. His book of the same name, released last month, has climbed to #4 on New Zealand’s... [Community] [Profile] [WordPress.com] [blog to book] [Jared Gulian] [Moon over Martinborough] [publishing]

July 5, 9AM

Photo by Satori Photography We hope Vagabond, the travel theme launched yesterday, inspires the nomad in you. To fuel the wanderlust even more, get blissfully lost in the words and images on the blogs below. From narrative writing on place and culture to ... [Community] [Writing] [exploration] [nomad] [Photography] [place] [Travel] [wanderlust]

July 1, 9AM

Your blog on WordPress.com comes with 3,000 megabytes (3 GBs) of free space, so you can store all those gorgeous images you upload (and other files) in your Media Library. But if you need extra storage — and want to upload your own audio and music... [Audio] [upgrade] [WordPress.com] [music] [space upgrade] [storage]

June 26, 9AM

Widgets, the handy features built right into your WordPress.com dashboard, allow you to add cool features to your site so you can make it your online home. Have you poked around in Appearance → Widgets, recently? We want to make sure you know how quic... [Features] [Resources] [Widgets] [custom menu] [Milestone] [search] [upcoming events]

May 17, 9AM

An ode to a father, a story of growing up with two mothers, a request for a cloak of visibility, and a reflection on goodbyes. Here are four Freshly Pressed standouts from this week — all quite personal pieces that have resonated with many readers. ... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [Writing] [Editors' Picks]
An ode to a father, a story of growing up with two mothers, a request for a cloak of visibility, and a reflection on goodbyes. Here are four Freshly Pressed standouts from this week — all quite personal pieces that have resonated with many readers. ... [Community] [Freshly Pressed] [Writing] [Editors' Picks]

May 12, 9AM

In some parts around the world, this Sunday is dedicated to the mothers out there. For Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up sites on motherhood, parenting, and family. On WordPress.com, you’ll discover mothers on all paths: new moms, stay-at-h... [Community] [Writing] [family] [moms] [mother's day] [motherhood] [mothers] [parenting]
In some parts around the world, this Sunday is dedicated to the mothers out there. For Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up sites on motherhood, parenting, and family. On WordPress.com, you’ll discover mothers on all paths: new moms, stay-at-h... [Community] [Writing] [family] [moms] [mother's day] [motherhood] [mothers] [parenting]