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  1. 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice

    “Show up. Keep showing up. Somebody successful said: 99% of success is just showing up.” On his 68th birthday, Kevin Kelly shares 68 bits of wisdom.

    Inspiration
  2. You Need A Budget

    On their blog, the You Need a Budget team shares posts full of practical information around personal finance and budgeting, with a more recent focus on people who’ve been affected by recent shocks to the global economy.

    Business
  3. 5 Content Tips for Fresh Start in 2020

    A bit of digital housekeeping goes a long way! Here are 5 content tweaks to give your site a fresh look.

    Design
    Photo by Bich Tran
  4. 3 Tips from a Successful Blogger on How To Amplify Your Story

    Ben Phillips uses a landing page, contact form, and social media integration to effectively share his story with the world.

    Authors
    The TV Show page on Ben Philips' website, Diary of an Uber Driver
  5. Project Semicolon

    Project Semicolon is a nonprofit and online resource dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Browse stories and information on mental illness, loss and grief, and topics especially for teens, like bullying.

    Education
  6. 500px Blog

    500px is a global community of over 15 million photographers from 195 countries. On its official blog, it shares news, tips, and tutorials, highlights members of the community, and more.

    Exploration
  7. Practical Wisdom: Toolkits for Creative Professionals

    Read tips and takeaways from this season’s Own Your Content campaign.

    Business
    Title illustration by Annica Lydenberg. Portrait illustrations below by Jeffrey Philiips.
  8. How to Give Proper Attribution

    “Have you ever held a door for a stranger and they didn’t thank you for it? That’s what it feels like when someone uses your work and doesn’t give you credit or proper attribution.” In this Own Your Content toolkit, Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley and others share advice on giving credit on the internet.

    Education
  9. How to Write Your About Page

    “The key is to avoid thinking of your About page as something that’s set in stone. Look at it like a canvas where every brushstroke adds a new layer of texture and color, adding richness to your story.” This Own Your Content toolkit provides tips and resources for crafting your About page.

    Identity
  10. How to Make a Proper Introduction for a Collaboration

    At Own Your Content, you’ll find advice from influencers across various topics. This toolkit offers tips from Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge, and others on how to craft thoughtful emails that can lead to creative collaborations.

    Business
  11. Can You Go On A Break From Your Own Sister?

    Rebecca Schuman uses the lens of her ’70s upbringing to offer sage (and hilarious!) advice to readers at “ask a gen-xer.” In this installment, Schuman tackles the thorny question of how to manage a toxic sibling relationship during a wedding.

    Humor
  12. Ten Reasons Why Students Should Read Whole Books over Excerpts

    As the school year is kicking into gear in many countries, Cari White, a librarian in Texas, gives parents and educators 10 reasons to encourage young readers to tackle entire works.

    Books
  13. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

    Cristian Mihai has been a prolific blogger for years; in this post, he shares his hard-earned insight into the things that can help people build — and maintain — a blogging rhythm and an audience.

    Inspiration
    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  14. Two Well-Curated Sites to Explore — and What They Teach Us about Sharing Others’ Content

    On the delicate art of being a generous, upright web citizen while adding your personal touch to anything you publish on your site.

    Inspiration
  15. MiddleMe

    Malaysia-based entrepreneur Kally created MiddleMe as a space for career advice, tips for freelancers, and other resources and inspiration based on her wide-ranging experiences.

    Business