Walking the streets of Porto, Portugal, the blogger at Travel Gourmand shares the city’s flare for ornament, including the stunning, gilded Arab Room at Palácio da Bolsa, the city’s old stock exchange.Read more
A logo gives your website an instant pop of professionalism; it’s such a key part of any website that WordPress.com includes a Site Logo tool to make adding one as straightforward as possible.
What if you don’t have the resources to have someone create a logo, or aren’t confident in your design chops? Sometimes a few letters are all you need — all the following sites use their initials for graphic, memorable logos.
Monograms aren’t just for polo shirts, and simple doesn’t mean boring or unremarkable. Pick a font that matches your brand’s personality and add a color — there are infinite possibilities, so you can create something elegant, playful, or bold.
Every Wednesday, writer and historian Ann Foster tweets about the women of Tudor history under the hashtag #SixWivesNoHenry. On her eponymous blog, she takes us on in-depth Tudor time travels, picking apart convoluted family trees and 16th-century political intrigue with clarity and wit.
Her love of history is infectious, and her combination of ease and erudition brings her historical subjects to life — some well-known, some seldom written about. But we’ll let her blog speak for itself; here are tantalizing bits from a few of our recent favorites.
As a wedding gift, he lavished her with a castle and gowns and jewels. And she gave him… a giant pair of scissors. He was like, “Wait, what?” ...Read more
A self-described “Cabinet of Chic Curiosities,” Messy Nessy Chic is the labor of love of Paris-based Nessy and Alex, who share posts on travel , art, and fashion, as well as a well-curated selection of internet finds.Read more
You’ve taken the plunge and started a blog. Are you finding that “build it and they will come” — the tagline from 1989’s Field of Dreams — worked well for the magical baseball field, but not so much for your blog traffic?
Attracting visitors doesn’t require sorcery, just some know-how and dedication. Today, we’ve got five tips for growing your audience, whether you’re blogging for fun or profit.
Blog your passion
“To be interesting, be interested.” — Dale Carnegie
Enthusiasm is contagious — you can’t help but be energized by someone who is deeply interested in something. What subjects do you love to talk about? Ashton Ritchie loves gardening and lawn care. A prolific blogger, ...Read more
Sweden-based travel photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström reflects on the invisible barriers that stand between her (and every traveler’s) camera and the strangers that become the subjects of many of her most powerful photos.Read more
Displaying professional, high-resolution images across your posts, pages, and headers can elevate the look of your site. But what if you need a specific photo — an adorable pup portrait at the park, for instance — but don’t have one of your own? With the new Free Photo Library, you have access to over 40,000 free images, thanks to Pexels, a library of stock photos. Learn how to make the most of this new feature in your Media Library.
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Here’s the scenario: you’re finalizing the new destination guide to New York City on your travel website. ...Read more
In response to the political climate around the world, Myfanwy Tristram wanted to give voice to people feeling hopeless and powerless. The result? Draw The Line , a project that brought together over 100 comic artists sharing practical ways to take positive action. The site is a toolkit for people who want to make a difference, big or small, and offers resources for engaged organizations and campaigns. Myfanwy tells us how the website came to life, and the crowdfunding effort to make the printed version of Draw The Line a reality.
You originally envisioned Draw The Line to be a small project — a print comic to sell at festivals and conventions. But it evolved into something ...Read more