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What Giles Jordan Learned in His First Year of Blogging
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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“How do I gain followers?” is one of the most common questions asked in the comments section of our posts. At Giles Meets World , UK-based travel blogger Giles Jordan shares the mistakes he made in his first year of blogging, and some of his insights address how to grow your site and find new readers. Here are highlights from his post.

Not putting his readers first

People subconsciously will be thinking, “what’s in it for me,” when reading your material, so always try and bear that in mind. What will make someone want to read what you’re writing?

Giles says that his first posts were like travel journal entries, and weren’t well-formatted or easy to read. ...Read more

10 Ways to Generate Leads, Inquiries, and Sales From Your Site
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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You’ve launched a website for your brand or business. Now what? Setting it up isn’t enough — you need to actively find new clients and customers. Here are 10 ways to help you generate inquiries, leads, and requests for service on your site.

1. Make it easy for potential customers to contact you

To add a contact form, click on + Add in your page editor, then select Contact Form in the dropdown menu. Once the page is created, don’t forgot to make it visible in your main menu.

Create a Contact page on your site titled Contact Us, Work with Me, Order Now, Inquire, Sign Up, or something similar. Add a contact form on the page, ...Read more

10 About Pages We Love
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Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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Your About page is your opportunity to tell the world what you’re all about. You might wonder: How much should I say? How do I set myself apart from everyone else? What’s my story, my unique angle?

There’s no magic formula for a successful About page: we’re all so different, after all. But as your interests and goals evolve, don’t be afraid to experiment with the page’s content and format. Need inspiration? Here are 10 approaches we love.

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Be succinct

Isaac Yuen publishes short stories and personal essays at Ekostories . The British ...Read more

10 About Pages We Love
Author: 
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Category: 

Your About page is your opportunity to tell the world what you’re all about. You might wonder: How much should I say? How do I set myself apart from everyone else? What’s my story, my unique angle?

There’s no magic formula for a successful About page: we’re all so different, after all. But as your interests and goals evolve, don’t be afraid to experiment with the page’s content and format. Need inspiration? Here are 10 approaches we love.

Ready for your own domain name, advanced design options, and more in 2018? Find the WordPress.com plan that’s right for you .

Be succinct

Isaac Yuen publishes short stories and personal essays at Ekostories . The British ...Read more

10 About Pages We Love
Author: 
Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Your About page is your opportunity to tell the world what you’re all about. You might wonder: How much should I say? How do I set myself apart from everyone else? What’s my story, my unique angle?

There’s no magic formula for a successful About page: we’re all so different, after all. But as your interests and goals evolve, don’t be afraid to experiment with the page’s content and format. Need inspiration? Here are 10 approaches we love.

Ready for your own domain name, advanced design options, and more in 2018? Find the WordPress.com plan that’s right for you .

Be succinct

Isaac Yuen publishes short stories and personal essays at Ekostories . The British ...Read more

Food, Art, Memory: Yaansoon’s Mediterranean Fusion
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Ben Huberman
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A self-described “nomadic Mediterranean foodie,” Yaansoon — a nom de blog that means “anise” in Arabic — creates gorgeous, mixed-media food and travel illustrations. On Yaansoon Illustration + Art , her Jetpack-powered WordPress portfolio site, you can learn about her background, contact her to commission work, and even shop for items featuring her art.

Browse the drawings below to get a taste of Yaansoon’s craft, and be sure to visit her portfolio — whether to discover more illustrations or to find inspiration for your own site design.

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A successful About page ...Read more

The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books
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Ann Morgan
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What do a book editor in New Orleans, a schoolgirl in Adelaide, and an engineering student in Selangor have in common? They’re among 12 strangers that I’m choosing books for this year.

This is a special guest post by Ann Morgan, author and book blogger of A Year of Reading the World .

New to Ann’s work? Catch up with this 2015 interview or this 2016 kickoff post.

The project, called Postcards from my bookshelf, is my way of marking the five-year anniversary of a reading quest that changed my life. In 2012, I set out to journey through a book from every UN-recognized country (plus a couple of extras) in a year and asked ...Read more

Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories
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Ben Huberman
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We often think of maps as utilitarian tools that help us get from A to B without too many detours. For many a cartophile, however, they’re at once a beautiful object, an inspiration for storytelling and adventure, and the product of incredible craft and care. Here are three stories from the Discover archives exploring the power of maps.

Adrian Daub, “Here at the End of All Things”

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In his recent Longreads essay, Adrian Daub weaves together the history of fantasy maps — the kind you encounter in Lord of the Rings and the Song of Ice and Fire series ...Read more

Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories
Author: 
Ben Huberman
Category: 

We often think of maps as utilitarian tools that help us get from A to B without too many detours. For many a cartophile, however, they’re at once a beautiful object, an inspiration for storytelling and adventure, and the product of incredible craft and care. Here are three stories from the Discover archives exploring the power of maps.

Adrian Daub, “Here at the End of All Things”

Ready for your own domain name, advanced design options, and more? Find the right WordPress.com plan for you.

In his recent Longreads essay, Adrian Daub weaves together the history of fantasy maps — the kind you encounter in Lord of the Rings and the Song of Ice and Fire series ...Read more

Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories
Author: 
Ben Huberman
Category: 

We often think of maps as utilitarian tools that help us get from A to B without too many detours. For many a cartophile, however, they’re at once a beautiful object, an inspiration for storytelling and adventure, and the product of incredible craft and care. Here are three stories from the Discover archives exploring the power of maps.

Adrian Daub, “Here at the End of All Things”

Ready for your own domain name, advanced design options, and more? Find the right WordPress.com plan for you.

In his recent Longreads essay, Adrian Daub weaves together the history of fantasy maps — the kind you encounter in Lord of the Rings and the Song of Ice and Fire series ...Read more