Blogging in the Time of Coronavirus: A Reading List
Writing and art in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
International Transgender Day of Visibility: Sites and Resources
Today, let’s celebrate trans bloggers and share resources offering support to the trans community.
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 […]
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.
Commuting in Corona Times
Artist Kera Till draws a public transportation map for these strange, uncertain times.
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.
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.”
“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.
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.”
Readers Respond: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020
WordPress Discover readers honor the women in their lives.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.”
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Story Wrangler, WordPress.com. Senior Editor, Longreads. Not to be fed after midnight.Filter