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10 WordPress.com Bloggers to Follow on Instagram
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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These days, sharing and engaging on social media is essential to growing your business or personal brand. Here are 10 writers, artists, and photographers taking advantage of Instagram to expand their reach.

Girls and Their Cats // @girlsandtheircats

Brooklyn-based fashion photographer BriAnne Wills photographs women and their feline companions all over New York City at Girls and Their Cats . To date, she’s showcased over 200 women in this series.

Busy Bee // @tabithebear

Illustrator Tabi at Busy Bee doodles, adores animals, and can often be found exploring the forests in England, where she lives. On Instagram, Tabi shares her latest whimsical sketches and scenes in progress.

Omar Z Robles // @omarzrobles

We featured Omar last ...Read more

From Getting in Touch to Gathering Details: Customize a Contact Form in Creative Ways
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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We see a lot of contact forms out in the wild: they’re an effective way for your readers to get in touch with you privately, and also for you to generate leads. When you add a contact form to your site, it displays four predefined fields: name, email, website, and comment. But you can do much more with this form — let’s take a look at how some businesses and freelancers use it.

Ask questions to gather client details

Add a contact form: When editing a page or post, click +Add , then Contact form .

Roses & Mint is a wedding florist run by Kira Mulvany in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. On Kira’s ...Read more

Refresh Your Site’s Look with Free Fonts
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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We recently explored five design tweaks to help you build a stronger visual brand. Another way to change the look of your site is to display a different font (the style of your site’s text). Every site on WordPress.com comes with free Google fonts — you don’t need an upgrade. Let’s take a peek at what you can do in the Fonts panel of your Customizer.

Fonts have personalities

For a deeper dive into fonts, read our resources on font choices and font pairing.

Every theme is different, with its own layout, color palette, and fonts. Regardless of your plan, you can change your theme’s default fonts and choose from over 30 free Google fonts, including ...Read more

Creating a Community Through Blogging: A Q&A with Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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By nature, blogging is communal — we write publicly and interact with readers. Some people, like Cee Neuner at Cee’s Photography , have built communities around their sites. Cee hosts weekly photo challenges that not only encourage people to practice their shooting skills — they provide a welcoming space for bloggers around the world to connect. Here, Cee talks about her love for photography and what motivated her to launch challenges on her site.

What is your philosophy around photography?

Cee with her camera

I am a visual person, so being behind a camera and looking for beauty and color is in my DNA. I take photos because I enjoy it. The world comes alive. I ...Read more

Build a Stronger Visual Brand on Your Site with These Five Tweaks
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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Strong visual elements can distinguish your site from others and help to establish your identity, whether you have a personal blog or company website. Is your site brand-new, or have you been around for a while but want a new look that better represents you or your business? Here are five changes you can make to refresh your site.

1. Add your personal or business logo

Need ideas? See more examples of logos.

When visitors come to your site for the first time, you immediately need to make an impression and tell them who you are. Displaying your own logo — whether it’s your company’s official logo, a symbol that represents you, or a design you made ...Read more

Phoebe Lee of Little Grey Box on Growing a Brand and Business as a Travel Blogger
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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At Little Grey Box , writer and photographer Phoebe Lee and her husband, videographer and photographer Matt Turk, inspire readers with their travel guides and videos. They’ve attracted millions of fans to their website and popular YouTube channel, and partner with companies to produce content and promote their brands. Here, Phoebe talks about how Little Grey Box has grown over the years, and her advice for making money while doing something you love.

Tell us about Little Grey Box . How has the site changed over the years?

Phoebe and Matt are taking advantage of WordPress.com Business. Ready to take your site to the next level, too? Compare our plans.

Little Grey Box has ...Read more

Crafting Content for the Pages of Your Business Website
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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Your site is your opportunity to show potential customers and clients what your business or organization is all about. Presenting this information clearly and effectively may be what sets your brand apart from others. Not sure what you need to include? Here are examples of the types of evergreen content to add to your site.

A Mission Statement

Read more about developing and refining your mission statement.

On your site, include a mission statement: a description of your values and goals, or a summary of your company’s purpose. You may even think of it as an About page for your brand or organization. Mission statements come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s no single template to ...Read more

Crafting Content for the Pages of Your Business Website
Author: 
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Category: 

Your site is your opportunity to show potential customers and clients what your business or organization is all about. Presenting this information clearly and effectively may be what sets your brand apart from others. Not sure what you need to include? Here are examples of the types of evergreen content to add to your site.

A Mission Statement

Read more about developing and refining your mission statement.

On your site, include a mission statement: a description of your values and goals, or a summary of your company’s purpose. You may even think of it as an About page for your brand or organization. Mission statements come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s no single template to ...Read more

Crafting Content for the Pages of Your Business Website
Author: 
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Category: 

Your site is your opportunity to show potential customers and clients what your business or organization is all about. Presenting this information clearly and effectively may be what sets your brand apart from others. Not sure what you need to include? Here are examples of the types of evergreen content to add to your site.

A Mission Statement

Read more about developing and refining your mission statement.

On your site, include a mission statement: a description of your values and goals, or a summary of your company’s purpose. You may even think of it as an About page for your brand or organization. Mission statements come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s no single template to ...Read more

What’s the Story Behind Your Site Title?
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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New to WordPress.com and not sure what to name your site? Has your blog evolved after a few years and are you ready for a change? Many people find inspiration for their site titles from their lives, favorite things, and quotes. These six writers share how they decided on their site titles.

We Are the Mutants is a magazine devoted to Cold War–era sci-fi, fantasy, genre, pulp, cult, occult, subculture, and dissident media. Founder and editor-in-chief K.E. Roberts discusses the quote that inspired the magazine’s name.

We Are the Mutants comes from graffiti seen at the University of California at Berkeley in the late 1960s: “The bomb has already dropped, and we are ...Read more