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5 Practical Ways to Create Space for Silence

If you’re tired of all the noise on social media, these super-practical tools will help you create space for silence. You’ll be glad you did.

Three Things I Learned about Blogging (by Not Blogging)

I met Aaron Smith a few years ago at a blogging conference in Portland. We’ve been reading each other’s stuff for a few years now, and I’m continually impressed with the raw honesty that Aaron brings to the page. He’s also…

How to Make Links Look Good on Facebook

I love blogging. The writing, the community, the technical ins and outs, the hours of frustration whilst mucking about with CSS and whatnot. Today we interrupt our usual stream of millennial angst to talk about a very practical part of blogging. Regular programming…

What Are You Plugged Into Today?

Today I’m happy to share a guest post from Elora Nicole – a passionate author, artist, and story coach. Make sure you check out The Storytellers, where Elora curates a community for writers and creatives.  _____ There are days spent wallowing in the dried…

Clumsy Bloggers' Workshop

You’re staring at your computer screen right now, wondering what to do next. A thousand words are raging in your chest, and a thousand ideas inside your head. You’re about to go microwave your coffee for the second time. I…

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Viral Blog Post

Last year I wrote a blog post that went viral. It was a thrilling, scary, exhausting, fun experience. A few paragraphs that had started as a Facebook comment quickly flew around the world. My blog post was reprinted in the…

Weekend Links (Vol. 3)

There are a lot of good things on the internet. This collection includes white privilege, blackjack, liberal Jesus, sexist tabloids, smartphones, and a cartoon about theologians. Enjoy! Safe :: Saturday Stories by Stephen Lovegrove I vowed to myself in that…

Smartphones and Dumb People

Look up. They say we are a generation of smartphones and dumb people. Wasting our days on empty social media. Trading real life for an artificial world. Missing life because we’re looking down. So let’s return to a quieter time….

Where to Find Pictures for Your Blog

Looking for free, high-quality pictures for your blog posts? Here are seven websites to get you started.

4 Reasons I Might Not Like Your Blog

I love the internets. It’s a wondrous place full of lovely people and my life is richer and fuller because of the relationships I’ve built here. During my journeys through the blogosphere, I’ve come across many sites which I have…