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August 23 2016, 9AM

Thousands of bloggers have used Blogging U’s step-by-step email courses to get started, grow as writers, create beautiful websites, learn the ins and outs of WordPress.com, push their photography skills, and more. There are ten different courses c... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Customization] [Writing] [blogging u.] [Business Sites] [Email] [Photography] [WordPress.com education]
Thousands of bloggers have used Blogging U’s step-by-step email courses to get started, grow as writers, create beautiful websites, learn the ins and outs of WordPress.com, push their photography skills, and more. There are ten different courses c... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Customization] [Writing] [blogging u.] [Business Sites] [Email] [Photography] [WordPress.com education]

July 11, 10AM

Lots of us like to share photography on our sites, so we’re excited to add two photography courses to the Blogging U. library! These free 10-day courses help you sharpen your visual eye so you can create a beautiful photoblog, enhance your website w... [Better Blogging] [Photos] [blogging u.] [Guided Courses] [photoblogging] [Photography]
Lots of us like to share photography on our sites, so we’re excited to add two photography courses to the Blogging U. library! These free 10-day courses help you sharpen your visual eye so you can create a beautiful photoblog, enhance your website w... [Better Blogging] [Photos] [blogging u.] [Guided Courses] [photoblogging] [Photography]
Lots of us like to share photography on our sites, so we’re excited to add two photography courses to the Blogging U. library! These free 10-day courses help you sharpen your visual eye so you can create a beautiful photoblog, enhance your website w... [Better Blogging] [Photos] [blogging u.] [Guided Courses] [photoblogging] [Photography]

June 20, 12 PM

Ready to dig deeper into the nuts and bolts of your WordPress.com site? We’ve got two new Blogging U. courses on demand to help you do just that. Build a Business Site Build a Business Site is a brand-new, ten-day course that helps you plan, buil... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [WordPress.com] [blogging u.] [Business] [Courses]
Ready to dig deeper into the nuts and bolts of your WordPress.com site? We’ve got two new Blogging U. courses on demand to help you do just that. Build a Business Site Build a Business Site is a brand-new, ten-day course that helps you plan, buil... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [WordPress.com] [blogging u.] [Business] [Courses]
Ready to dig deeper into the nuts and bolts of your WordPress.com site? We’ve got two new Blogging U. courses on demand to help you do just that. Build a Business Site Build a Business Site is a brand-new, ten-day course that helps you plan, buil... [Better Blogging] [Customization] [WordPress.com] [blogging u.] [Business] [Courses]

May 16, 9AM

Over the past two and a half years, thousands of bloggers have used Blogging U. — step-by-step courses with manageable daily assignments and pro tips from WordPress.com staff — to get started with WordPress.com, grow as writers, push their pho... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Support] [blogging] [blogging classes] [blogging u.] [blogging101] [poetry] [Writing]
Over the past two and a half years, thousands of bloggers have used Blogging U. — step-by-step courses with manageable daily assignments and pro tips from WordPress.com staff — to get started with WordPress.com, grow as writers, push their pho... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Support] [blogging] [blogging classes] [blogging u.] [blogging101] [poetry] [Writing]
Over the past two and a half years, thousands of bloggers have used Blogging U. — step-by-step courses with manageable daily assignments and pro tips from WordPress.com staff — to get started with WordPress.com, grow as writers, push their pho... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Support] [blogging] [blogging classes] [blogging u.] [blogging101] [poetry] [Writing]

March 30, 9AM

A few months ago, we launched a spandy-new post editor, updates to the WordPress.com Reader, and a WordPress.com desktop app. They’re all designed to make publishing and managing your sites easier, from more effective auto-saving to quicker creation... [Better Blogging] [Dashboard] [New Features] [WordPress.com] [hyperlinks] [mobile devices] [Site management] [WordPress.com Reader]
A few months ago, we launched a spandy-new post editor, updates to the WordPress.com Reader, and a WordPress.com desktop app. They’re all designed to make publishing and managing your sites easier, from more effective auto-saving to quicker creation... [Better Blogging] [Dashboard] [New Features] [WordPress.com] [hyperlinks] [mobile devices] [Site management] [WordPress.com Reader]

December 23, 9AM

Thinking of starting a blog, or re-committing to an older one? Blogging’s more fun with a little help from your friends: join us in Blogging U. for Blogging 101: Zero to Hero this January, and give your blogging skills a boost. Blogging U. course... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging u.] [blogging101]
Thinking of starting a blog, or re-committing to an older one? Blogging’s more fun with a little help from your friends: join us in Blogging U. for Blogging 101: Zero to Hero this January, and give your blogging skills a boost. Blogging U. course... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging u.] [blogging101]

November 23, 10AM

What if WordPress.com helped you… … update your pages and respond to comments from a desktop app? … manage all your WordPress blogs and sites in one spot, on any device? … spend less time on administration and uploading and more ... [administration] [Applications] [Better Blogging] [Dashboard] [Features] [Jetpack] [New Features] [WordPress.com] [App] [desktop app] [discover] [Open Source] [wordpress.com app]
What if WordPress.com helped you… … update your pages and respond to comments from a desktop app? … manage all your WordPress blogs and sites in one spot, on any device? … spend less time on administration and uploading and more ... [administration] [Applications] [Better Blogging] [Dashboard] [Features] [Jetpack] [New Features] [WordPress.com] [App] [desktop app] [discover] [Open Source] [wordpress.com app]

November 18, 9AM

Telling stories has power; they connect us, help us work through the raw emotion, and give us a way to make sense of events. After last week’s devastating violence in Paris and Beirut, these nine bloggers shared theirs, helping us do just that.... [Community] [Beirut] [Paris] [terrorism]
Telling stories has power; they connect us, help us work through the raw emotion, and give us a way to make sense of events. After last week’s devastating violence in Paris and Beirut, these nine bloggers shared theirs, helping us do just that.... [Community] [Beirut] [Paris] [terrorism]

September 30, 9AM

Out-of-the-box, Libre is an understated, reader-friendly theme that’s already become a WordPress.com favorite. As movie review blog Empty Screens demonstrates, it’s both crisp and classic: Head to the Customizer, though, and you can buil... [Customization] [Themes] [custom backgrounds] [custom headers] [Google Fonts] [libre]
Out-of-the-box, Libre is an understated, reader-friendly theme that’s already become a WordPress.com favorite. As movie review blog Empty Screens demonstrates, it’s both crisp and classic: Head to the Customizer, though, and you can buil... [Customization] [Themes] [custom backgrounds] [custom headers] [Google Fonts] [libre]

August 19, 9AM

Our websites are our online homes. It makes sense that we want to give them personality and warmth, just like we do with our physical homes. One of the simplest updates with the biggest impact is a custom header, a completely free feature that’s a... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Customizing] [Design]
Our websites are our online homes. It makes sense that we want to give them personality and warmth, just like we do with our physical homes. One of the simplest updates with the biggest impact is a custom header, a completely free feature that’s a... [Customization] [Themes] [custom header] [Customizing] [Design]

July 28, 9AM

Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way to get on track, with bite-size assignments, a supportive community, and staff to suppo... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging u.] [blogging101]
Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way to get on track, with bite-size assignments, a supportive community, and staff to suppo... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging u.] [blogging101]

July 13, 9AM

BlogHer ’15, one of the biggest and best annual conferences for bloggers, lands in New York City later this week, from July 16th through the 18th. You’ll find hundreds of passionate bloggers, workshops to hone every aspect of your blogging, in... [Community] [Events] [BlogHer] [Conferences]
BlogHer ’15, one of the biggest and best annual conferences for bloggers, lands in New York City later this week, from July 16th through the 18th. You’ll find hundreds of passionate bloggers, workshops to hone every aspect of your blogging, in... [Community] [Events] [BlogHer] [Conferences]

June 29, 10AM

Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 cover the same content each time they are offered. Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging u.] [blogging101] [Blogging201]
Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 cover the same content each time they are offered. Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? Blogging U. is a great way ... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging u.] [blogging101] [Blogging201]

June 10, 5AM

Resonar, designed by Automattic’s own Takashi Irie, made its debut in March. Created for food and design bloggers to showcase photography and longform posts, we’ve loved watching how you’ve turned Resonar on its head. Here are five of... [Customization] [Themes] [portfolio] [Resonar]
Resonar, designed by Automattic’s own Takashi Irie, made its debut in March. Created for food and design bloggers to showcase photography and longform posts, we’ve loved watching how you’ve turned Resonar on its head. Here are five of... [Customization] [Themes] [portfolio] [Resonar]

April 15, 9AM

We don’t write blogs purely for ourselves — we write them to be read. For people who live far from family and friends, blogs serve twin readerships: they give the intrepid traveler a simultaneous way to chronicle travels for a broad audien... [Community] [expats] [nomads] [Travel] [travel blogs]
We don’t write blogs purely for ourselves — we write them to be read. For people who live far from family and friends, blogs serve twin readerships: they give the intrepid traveler a simultaneous way to chronicle travels for a broad audien... [Community] [expats] [nomads] [Travel] [travel blogs]

March 23, 9AM

This April, we’ll be offering Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit and push you as a writer, while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus. What... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Events] [Writing] [blogging challenge] [blogging u.] [postaday] [writing101]
This April, we’ll be offering Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit and push you as a writer, while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus. What... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Events] [Writing] [blogging challenge] [blogging u.] [postaday] [writing101]

March 17, 9AM

We love blogs, but we love websites, too. Small businesses, personal portfolios, non-profit organizations, government websites — bring ‘em on! These four sites are each beautiful, effective, and built on WordPress.com. Sandyfoot Farm Purple... [Customization] [Themes] [front page] [home page] [non-profits] [static page] [websites]
We love blogs, but we love websites, too. Small businesses, personal portfolios, non-profit organizations, government websites — bring ‘em on! These four sites are each beautiful, effective, and built on WordPress.com. Sandyfoot Farm Purple... [Customization] [Themes] [front page] [home page] [non-profits] [static page] [websites]

February 27, 9AM

We’re excited to offer two Blogging U. courses this March: Blogging 101 and Photography 101. Read on to learn more about each course, see how Blogging U. works, and register! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Support] [blogging] [blogging101] [bloggingu] [photo101] [Photography]
We’re excited to offer two Blogging U. courses this March: Blogging 101 and Photography 101. Read on to learn more about each course, see how Blogging U. works, and register! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Support] [blogging] [blogging101] [bloggingu] [photo101] [Photography]

February 17, 9AM

A December 2014 addition to our library of themes, Radcliffe stands out with elegant yet modern fonts, large featured images, and clean navigation that gets out of the way and puts your content front and center. Radcliffe looks great right out of the gat... [Admin Bar] [Customization] [Themes] [featured images] [free themes] [radcliffe]
A December 2014 addition to our library of themes, Radcliffe stands out with elegant yet modern fonts, large featured images, and clean navigation that gets out of the way and puts your content front and center. Radcliffe looks great right out of the gat... [Admin Bar] [Customization] [Themes] [featured images] [free themes] [radcliffe]

January 6, 9AM

Millions of new sites created and posts published later, 2014 is in the books. We could regale you with big numbers, like these… Total New Blogs 18,300,771 That’s 49,997 new blogs per day! Total Posts 555,782,547 Or more than 1.5 million p... [behind the scenes] [Community] [Stats] [2014] [Automattic] [success stories] [WordPress.com] [year in review]
Millions of new sites created and posts published later, 2014 is in the books. We could regale you with big numbers, like these… Total New Blogs 18,300,771 That’s 49,997 new blogs per day! Total Posts 555,782,547 Or more than 1.5 million p... [behind the scenes] [Community] [Stats] [2014] [Automattic] [success stories] [WordPress.com] [year in review]
Millions of new sites created and posts published later, 2014 is in the books. We could regale you with big numbers, like these… Total New Blogs 18,300,771 That’s 49,997 new blogs per day! Total Posts 555,782,547 Or more than 1.5 million p... [behind the scenes] [Community] [Stats] [2014] [Automattic] [success stories] [WordPress.com] [year in review]

December 29 2014, 8AM

New to blogging? A new session of our introductory blogging course starts on Monday, January 5 — and all bloggers are welcome, whether you blog on WordPress.com, a self-hosted WordPress blog, or somewhere else entirely. Blogging 101 is four weeks ... [Admin Bar]
New to blogging? A new session of our introductory blogging course starts on Monday, January 5 — and all bloggers are welcome, whether you blog on WordPress.com, a self-hosted WordPress blog, or somewhere else entirely. Blogging 101 is four weeks ... [Admin Bar]
New to blogging? A new session of our introductory blogging course starts on Monday, January 5 — and all bloggers are welcome, whether you blog on WordPress.com, a self-hosted WordPress blog, or somewhere else entirely. Blogging 101 is four weeks ... [Admin Bar]

November 21, 8AM

We often think of blog posts as being just a few paragraphs long, or being a “less serious” kind of writing. Not so! In this challenge, we’ll focus on writing longform pieces that are equally at home on your blog or in a magazine. Whethe... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging u.] [longform] [Writing]
We often think of blog posts as being just a few paragraphs long, or being a “less serious” kind of writing. Not so! In this challenge, we’ll focus on writing longform pieces that are equally at home on your blog or in a magazine. Whethe... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging u.] [longform] [Writing]

October 24, 8AM

November is one week away, and that means NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are, too! If you’ve been thinking about reinvigorating your blogging or are finally ready to stop procrastinating on that book you’ve always wanted to write, these two great eve... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Events] [NaBloPoMo] [NaNoWriMo]
November is one week away, and that means NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are, too! If you’ve been thinking about reinvigorating your blogging or are finally ready to stop procrastinating on that book you’ve always wanted to write, these two great eve... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Events] [NaBloPoMo] [NaNoWriMo]

September 30, 8AM

Automattic is a distributed company — we all work from wherever we are. Right now, “where we are” is 197 cities around the world: New Orleans, USA. Montevideo, Uruguay. Tokyo, Japan. Vilnius, Lithuania. Once a year, we get together some... [Automattic] [hiring] [distributed work] [future of work]
Automattic is a distributed company — we all work from wherever we are. Right now, “where we are” is 197 cities around the world: New Orleans, USA. Montevideo, Uruguay. Tokyo, Japan. Vilnius, Lithuania. Once a year, we get together some... [Automattic] [hiring] [distributed work] [future of work]

September 2, 9AM

Sketch has barely been available for two weeks, but you’d never know it. This clean, cheerful, portfolio-focused theme is already a favorite — and not just for artists and illustrators. Here are three sites we love: All Cats Have Dutch artist... [Customization] [Themes] [free themes] [portfolios]
Sketch has barely been available for two weeks, but you’d never know it. This clean, cheerful, portfolio-focused theme is already a favorite — and not just for artists and illustrators. Here are three sites we love: All Cats Have Dutch artist... [Customization] [Themes] [free themes] [portfolios]

August 8, 9AM

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. Today, Michelle Weber — one of a group ... [Community] [Events] [BlogHer] [Conferences] [Voices of the Year]
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. Today, Michelle Weber — one of a group ... [Community] [Events] [BlogHer] [Conferences] [Voices of the Year]

August 1, 9AM

Blogs are incredible vehicles for exploring our passions and finding our voices. They can also be powerful tools for healing in the face of trauma; for many of us, the act of writing is a cathartic one. These brave moms are blogging their way through one ... [Community] [reading] [blogging] [grief] [loss]
Blogs are incredible vehicles for exploring our passions and finding our voices. They can also be powerful tools for healing in the face of trauma; for many of us, the act of writing is a cathartic one. These brave moms are blogging their way through one ... [Community] [reading] [blogging] [grief] [loss]

July 25, 8AM

Adelle is a popular free theme — our 47th most popular, to be exact. You’ve probably seen its familiar pink dots, bold menu bar, and pops of magenta as you catch up with your favorite blogs. Don’t be fooled by Adelle‘s distinct... [Customization] [Themes] [blog design] [Customizing]
Adelle is a popular free theme — our 47th most popular, to be exact. You’ve probably seen its familiar pink dots, bold menu bar, and pops of magenta as you catch up with your favorite blogs. Don’t be fooled by Adelle‘s distinct... [Customization] [Themes] [blog design] [Customizing]

July 16, 8AM

BlogHer 2014, the 10th anniversary celebration of the popular women’s blogging network, kicks off next Thursday, July 24th in San Jose, California. There’s still time to register, and we hope you do — we’ll be there, too! This yea... [Community] [Events] [BlogHer] [Conferences] [selfiebration]
BlogHer 2014, the 10th anniversary celebration of the popular women’s blogging network, kicks off next Thursday, July 24th in San Jose, California. There’s still time to register, and we hope you do — we’ll be there, too! This yea... [Community] [Events] [BlogHer] [Conferences] [selfiebration]

July 8, 8AM

At the end of April, we announced three new premium themes, Worldview, Collective, and Alto. As with every theme we add, the real fun happens when you get your hands on them — here are interpretations we’ve loving of each of the three. Kate... [Customization] [Themes] [blogging] [Customizing] [premium themes]
At the end of April, we announced three new premium themes, Worldview, Collective, and Alto. As with every theme we add, the real fun happens when you get your hands on them — here are interpretations we’ve loving of each of the three. Kate... [Customization] [Themes] [blogging] [Customizing] [premium themes]

June 13, 8AM

Last week was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the start of the Allied landing in Normandy, France, that contributed to the end of World War II. While some marked it with (deserved) pomp and circumstance, we observed it by reading the latest from some of ou... [Community] [reading] [Afghanistan] [Army] [Iraq] [marines] [Military] [PTSD] [Veterans] [vietnam]
Last week was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the start of the Allied landing in Normandy, France, that contributed to the end of World War II. While some marked it with (deserved) pomp and circumstance, we observed it by reading the latest from some of ou... [Community] [reading] [Afghanistan] [Army] [Iraq] [marines] [Military] [PTSD] [Veterans] [vietnam]

May 27, 5AM

Want to flex your blogging muscles? Get ready for Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit, starting Monday, June 2. [Better Blogging] [Community] [Writing] [blog challenge] [blogging] [blogging u.] [Writing]
Want to flex your blogging muscles? Get ready for Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit, starting Monday, June 2. [Better Blogging] [Community] [Writing] [blog challenge] [blogging] [blogging u.] [Writing]

May 26, 8AM

Twenty Fourteen is much more than a magazine theme. From blog to small business homepage, Twenty Fourteen does it all -- as these four sites show. [Community] [Design] [Themes] [Twenty Fourteen]
Twenty Fourteen is much more than a magazine theme. From blog to small business homepage, Twenty Fourteen does it all -- as these four sites show. [Community] [Design] [Themes] [Twenty Fourteen]

May 19, 8AM

Blogging is about both publishing and finding a community. These three writers' hubs bring together bloggers from all over the world. [Community] [Events] [Writing] [blog challenges] [blogging] [fiction] [Writing] [writing groups]
Blogging is about both publishing and finding a community. These three writers' hubs bring together bloggers from all over the world. [Community] [Events] [Writing] [blog challenges] [blogging] [fiction] [Writing] [writing groups]

May 13, 8AM

Congrats to all the bloggers nominated as 2014's BlogHer Voices and Photos of the Year -- especially to the 22 of you blogging on WordPress.com. [Community] [Congrats] [BlogHer] [Voices of the Year] [VoTY]
Congrats to all the bloggers nominated as 2014's BlogHer Voices and Photos of the Year -- especially to the 22 of you blogging on WordPress.com. [Community] [Congrats] [BlogHer] [Voices of the Year] [VoTY]

April 30, 8AM

One WordPress.com staffer challenged the others to a month-long blogging challenge... and you'll never guess what happened next! (Spoiler: we blogged a lot.) [Automattic] [behind the scenes] [Community] [blogging] [WordPress]
One WordPress.com staffer challenged the others to a month-long blogging challenge... and you'll never guess what happened next! (Spoiler: we blogged a lot.) [Automattic] [behind the scenes] [Community] [blogging] [WordPress]

April 25, 8AM

WordPress.com photographers across the globe know how to capture the perfect moment at any time of day. [Community] [reading] [Photography]
WordPress.com photographers across the globe know how to capture the perfect moment at any time of day. [Community] [reading] [Photography]

April 11, 5AM

WordPress.com's resource on the art and craft of blogging got a makeover. We're excited to invite you to the revamped Daily Post! [Better Blogging] [reading] [blogging] [The Daily Post]
WordPress.com's resource on the art and craft of blogging got a makeover. We're excited to invite you to the revamped Daily Post! [Better Blogging] [reading] [blogging] [The Daily Post]

March 31, 8AM

Group blogs like Long Awkward Pause shine on WordPress.com -- and now you can say you knew the comedic confab before they hit the big time. [Community] [Profile] [collaborative blogs] [humor] [long awkward pause]
Group blogs like Long Awkward Pause shine on WordPress.com -- and now you can say you knew the comedic confab before they hit the big time. [Community] [Profile] [collaborative blogs] [humor] [long awkward pause]

March 25, 8AM

Young women with high cancer risk and early-onset breast cancer blog their way through diagnosis and treatment with humor, strength, and grace. [Community] [reading] [BRCA] [breast cancer] [health]
Young women with high cancer risk and early-onset breast cancer blog their way through diagnosis and treatment with humor, strength, and grace. [Community] [reading] [BRCA] [breast cancer] [health]

March 14, 8AM

Whether you're planning a trip around the world or just doing some armchair traveling, travel blogs are great for inspiration and recommendations. [Community] [reading] [spring break] [Travel]
Whether you're planning a trip around the world or just doing some armchair traveling, travel blogs are great for inspiration and recommendations. [Community] [reading] [spring break] [Travel]

March 10, 9AM

This Saturday was International Women's Day! To keep the celebration going, here are a few of the outstanding WordPress.com blogs by, for, and about women. [Community] [reading] [feminism] [Gender] [women] [women's day]
This Saturday was International Women's Day! To keep the celebration going, here are a few of the outstanding WordPress.com blogs by, for, and about women. [Community] [reading] [feminism] [Gender] [women] [women's day]

February 24, 9AM

The Twenty Fourteen theme is barely three months old, but it’s already one of the most popular themes on WordPress.com — understandable, since its flexible, magazine-style layout gives you tons of leeway for presenting and highlighting differ... [Customization] [Themes] [minimalist] [Twenty Fourteen]
The Twenty Fourteen theme is barely three months old, but it’s already one of the most popular themes on WordPress.com — understandable, since its flexible, magazine-style layout gives you tons of leeway for presenting and highlighting differ... [Customization] [Themes] [minimalist] [Twenty Fourteen]

February 17, 9AM

Last month, we highlighted bloggers writing about mental health issues — and it struck a chord with many of you. Lots of you commented that you also write about struggles with mental health, and were hoping your blogs would be a medium to help you c... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging] [Support]
Last month, we highlighted bloggers writing about mental health issues — and it struck a chord with many of you. Lots of you commented that you also write about struggles with mental health, and were hoping your blogs would be a medium to help you c... [Better Blogging] [Community] [blogging] [Support]

February 3, 9AM

First off, welcome to the 1,321,980 new sites and blogs that decided to fly with WordPress.com this month! We’re glad to have you aboard, and beverage service will begin shortly. Wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into? Here are some Janua... [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com]
First off, welcome to the 1,321,980 new sites and blogs that decided to fly with WordPress.com this month! We’re glad to have you aboard, and beverage service will begin shortly. Wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into? Here are some Janua... [Community] [Stats] [WordPress.com]

January 27, 9AM

What blogger doesn’t feel a twinge of envy reading a runaway viral success story like Seth’s — 26 million views? Whoa! We may not all be viral sensations, but we can make sure our posts are primed for sharing. Shareable content is about... [Better Blogging] [Social] [Stats] [blogging] [sharing] [Traffic]
What blogger doesn’t feel a twinge of envy reading a runaway viral success story like Seth’s — 26 million views? Whoa! We may not all be viral sensations, but we can make sure our posts are primed for sharing. Shareable content is about... [Better Blogging] [Social] [Stats] [blogging] [sharing] [Traffic]

January 23, 9AM

We’re really proud that so many great writers from all genres call WordPress.com home. Last week, we welcomed one more — Jenny Lawson, AKA The Bloggess, whose site just moved on to WordPress.com’s VIP service. An incredibly popular blogg... [Community] [VIP] [WordPress.com] [Jenny Lawson] [The Bloggess]
We’re really proud that so many great writers from all genres call WordPress.com home. Last week, we welcomed one more — Jenny Lawson, AKA The Bloggess, whose site just moved on to WordPress.com’s VIP service. An incredibly popular blogg... [Community] [VIP] [WordPress.com] [Jenny Lawson] [The Bloggess]

January 17, 9AM

When we start a blog instead of simply keeping a private diary, it’s because we want to connect with others. When you start to blog, you join a community. It comes as no surprise that many bloggers are drawn to online communities as a place to work ... [Community] [reading] [blogging] [Mental Health] [mental illness]
When we start a blog instead of simply keeping a private diary, it’s because we want to connect with others. When you start to blog, you join a community. It comes as no surprise that many bloggers are drawn to online communities as a place to work ... [Community] [reading] [blogging] [Mental Health] [mental illness]

January 7, 9AM

When you refresh your résumé for the new year, why not also refresh (or create!) your online presence? An online portfolio highlights you in a whole new way. Portfolios aren’t just for artists — writers, teachers, architects, graphic design... [Themes] [blogging] [portfolio] [Profile] [resume]
When you refresh your résumé for the new year, why not also refresh (or create!) your online presence? An online portfolio highlights you in a whole new way. Portfolios aren’t just for artists — writers, teachers, architects, graphic design... [Themes] [blogging] [portfolio] [Profile] [resume]

January 1, 9AM

Publishing a blog can be tons of fun, and a great way to make friends and create opportunities. Starting one couldn’t be easier: sign up, pick a theme, and off you go. But maintaining one and building an audience? That takes a little more work ̵... [Better Blogging] [Milestone] [Writing] [blogging] [resolutions]
Publishing a blog can be tons of fun, and a great way to make friends and create opportunities. Starting one couldn’t be easier: sign up, pick a theme, and off you go. But maintaining one and building an audience? That takes a little more work ̵... [Better Blogging] [Milestone] [Writing] [blogging] [resolutions]

December 16 2013, 11AM

TheStyle is a premium magazine-style theme, great for news sites and sites with multiple contributors (as well as blogs). Thanks to a modular layout and innovative background animation, it can go from sleek modernity to an engaging tangle with a click. T... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [blogging] [Customizing]
TheStyle is a premium magazine-style theme, great for news sites and sites with multiple contributors (as well as blogs). Thanks to a modular layout and innovative background animation, it can go from sleek modernity to an engaging tangle with a click. T... [Customization] [Design] [Themes] [blogging] [Customizing]

December 13, 10AM

It’s easy to get a little frazzled in December — for many of us, it’s the perfect storm of holidays, family, travel, and work. Luckily, following the sage advice of some insightful WordPress.com bloggers can pave the way for a fun, relax... [Community] [Christmas] [Holidays] [Santa Claus]
It’s easy to get a little frazzled in December — for many of us, it’s the perfect storm of holidays, family, travel, and work. Luckily, following the sage advice of some insightful WordPress.com bloggers can pave the way for a fun, relax... [Community] [Christmas] [Holidays] [Santa Claus]

November 1, 9AM

There’s a lot of buzz each November around NaNoWriMo — you may notice some of your favorite blogs dedicating themselves to churning out 50,000 words this month. If 50,000 words seem like 49,000 too many or you’re more interested in blog... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Events] [Social] [Writing] [blogging] [BlogHer] [NaBloMoPo] [NaNoWriMo] [NaPoWriMo]
There’s a lot of buzz each November around NaNoWriMo — you may notice some of your favorite blogs dedicating themselves to churning out 50,000 words this month. If 50,000 words seem like 49,000 too many or you’re more interested in blog... [Better Blogging] [Community] [Events] [Social] [Writing] [blogging] [BlogHer] [NaBloMoPo] [NaNoWriMo] [NaPoWriMo]

October 26, 9AM

We started getting into the Halloween spirit yesterday, with Halloween craft and costume blogs and a look at some of the real-life witches on WordPress.com. Today we continue the Halloween Spooktacular with some less Halloween-y but no less creepy conten... [Community] [reading] [halloween] [HORROR] [spooky]
We started getting into the Halloween spirit yesterday, with Halloween craft and costume blogs and a look at some of the real-life witches on WordPress.com. Today we continue the Halloween Spooktacular with some less Halloween-y but no less creepy conten... [Community] [reading] [halloween] [HORROR] [spooky]

October 25, 9AM

All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween, Samhain, and the Day of the Dead are nearly upon us. What better time to take a look at the darker side of WordPress.com? Our bloggers cover the spooky spectrum, from horror film reviewers to Wiccans to Halloween crafter... [Community] [reading] [halloween] [HORROR] [spooky] [witchcraft]
All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween, Samhain, and the Day of the Dead are nearly upon us. What better time to take a look at the darker side of WordPress.com? Our bloggers cover the spooky spectrum, from horror film reviewers to Wiccans to Halloween crafter... [Community] [reading] [halloween] [HORROR] [spooky] [witchcraft]

October 15, 9AM

Lots of bloggers add a custom domain to their WordPress.com sites to simplify their URLs. But what happens if the one you want isn’t available, or you want an address that’s a bit . . . different? Enter the offbeat domain. You’ve seen th... [Domains] [howto] [upgrade] [blog names] [custom domains] [Domains]
Lots of bloggers add a custom domain to their WordPress.com sites to simplify their URLs. But what happens if the one you want isn’t available, or you want an address that’s a bit . . . different? Enter the offbeat domain. You’ve seen th... [Domains] [howto] [upgrade] [blog names] [custom domains] [Domains]

September 24, 9AM

WordPress.com bloggers create some truly bespoke sites using our 200+ themes as a starting point — the possibilities are endless, especially if you’re willing to give CSS a try. What if you want something that’s more off-the-shelf, but s... [Customization] [howto] [Themes] [custom background] [custom header]
WordPress.com bloggers create some truly bespoke sites using our 200+ themes as a starting point — the possibilities are endless, especially if you’re willing to give CSS a try. What if you want something that’s more off-the-shelf, but s... [Customization] [howto] [Themes] [custom background] [custom header]

July 9, 9AM

Imbalance 2 is a clean, modern, grid-based theme great for blogs, portfolios, and magazine-style sites — and one that easily transforms into a cheerful, mouthwatering food blog. Carrie of The Patterned Plate combined free theme options like a custo... [Customization] [howto] [Themes] [CSS] [Customizing] [Design]

May 14, 11AM

All kinds of organizations make their home on WordPress.com: small businesses, municipalities, religious organizations, schools, community groups. We also provide an online HQ for quite a few non-profits, from the global to the hyperlocal. They turn to W... [Community] [501(c)3] [charity] [non-profit] [nonprofit]
All kinds of organizations make their home on WordPress.com: small businesses, municipalities, religious organizations, schools, community groups. We also provide an online HQ for quite a few non-profits, from the global to the hyperlocal. They turn to W... [Community] [501(c)3] [charity] [non-profit] [nonprofit]