Delayed Contact

How would you get along with your sibling(s), parent(s), or any other person you’ve known for a long time — if you only met them for the first time today?

(Thanks for the prompt suggestion, LisaListed!)

Three Quick Customization Ideas For Your Blog

From using a Text Widget in a new way to experimenting with tools to introduce new fonts onto your site, here’s a quick list of customization ideas.

Quick Tip: Give Your First Sentence the Axe

We make split-second decisions about whether to read a post or click away. Make sure your opening lines get right to the nitty-gritty.

Community Pool

The place for advice, feedback, and friendly blogging chatter.

The Freelance Life: Revisiting a Writers’ Roundtable

Thinking of paid and unpaid opportunities beyond your blog? Here are highlights from a Q&A with four freelance writers on

Attention bloggers: starting 9/1, the Community Pool will open its gates on Mondays; Weekly Writing Challenges will make their appearance on Tuesdays.