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  1. Blogging in the Time of Coronavirus: A Reading List

    Writing and art in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Art
    "Social distancing, Florida-style." Sarasota-based artist and photographer Neil Murray publishes sketches from his "Virus Diaries" series.
  2. International Transgender Day of Visibility: Sites and Resources

    Today, let’s celebrate trans bloggers and share resources offering support to the trans community.

    Diversity
    Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels
  3. This is not my first rodeo

    “I know that this situation, while ‘oh this again’ for me, is probably novel and once-in-a-lifetime for you. That is, in fact, why I did the job I did for 30 years: so that shortages and lockdowns and shutdowns and uncertainty aren’t life-as-usual for you.” The writer at InBLOGnito shares learnings from years of facing […]

    Commentary
  4. Pigeon Presents: Illustrator Mo Willems

    Pigeon Presents is the website of Mo Willems, a best-selling and award-winning author and illustrator. He has gained recognition recently for his “Lunch Doodles” sessions on YouTube, where he (virtually) invites kids — who are currently stuck at home — into his studio to draw with him.

    Art
  5. Commuting in Corona Times

    Artist Kera Till draws a public transportation map for these strange, uncertain times.

    Art
  6. The Scrappy Picture Schedule Might Save Us — Parenting in a Pandemic

    “And it also helped me, who needed direction to get through the otherwise shapeless day.” Heather Kirn Lanier shares how a picture schedule helped her and her daughter create structure in their day.

    Current Events
  7. The Unknown Virus: A Personal Story

    Larry Cuban shares a relevant personal story on getting polio in 1944: “Now as an old man, the fear I have of the coronavirus striking my family, friends, and the nation must be close to what my parents must have felt when I got polio three-quarters of a century ago.”

    Current Events
  8. Sunday Secrets

    “When I read these, I don’t feel so alone.” Explore a recent collection of secrets, mailed in anonymously from all over the world, at PostSecret.

    Personal Musings
  9. Eulogy to my mother

    Alex Cochrane writes a eulogy for his mother, who lived a unique and incredible life: “The lives of both my parents wildly oscillated between disaster and triumph – a drunken lurch between palace and dosshouse.”

    Death
    Photo via adcochrane
  10. Readers Respond: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

    WordPress Discover readers honor the women in their lives.

    Diversity
    Photo by Jill Wellington
  11. Pretty Little London

    Pretty Little London is a visual guide to London, showcasing high-end things to do in the city, luxury hotels and restaurants, and Instagrammable spots. It is a site companion to the popular Instagram account @prettylittlelondon.

    Exploration
  12. Your Work Is Influenced by the Story You Tell Yourself

    “While there are environmental forces—such as leadership and workplace culture—that influence what we believe about ourselves, ultimately we are the stewards of our own stories.” On his personal blog, content strategist Paul Jun muses on the stories we tell ourselves about the work we do.

    Essay
  13. 1,000 True Fans? Try 100.

    “I believe that creators need to amass only 100 True Fans—not 1,000—paying them $1,000 a year, not $100.” On the blog of Andreessen Horowitz, Li Jin explains how today’s creators can effectively make more money off of fewer fans.

    Business
    Photo by Lex Photography / Pexels
  14. International Women’s Day: Who Would You Like to Celebrate?

    What woman in your life would you like to recognize on International Women’s Day?

    Feminism
    Photo by mentatdgt
  15. This female founder is equity crowdfunding her cannabis company

    The team at hey hello high interviews cannabis entrepreneur Jane West: “Venture capital in the cannabis industry is just so predatory. It’s very Caucasian male-dominated, and it’s not a friendly place for new businesses.”

    Business