With 219 themes (and counting) to choose from, you are sure to find the right one for your site, whether you’re looking for a magazine layout, a photography portfolio, or a tumblelog theme. With so much variety, though, bloggers both new and seasoned sometimes find it tough to settle on one. Here to help you ask the right questions are bloggers just like you, walking us through their own decision-making process. Read more
Posts from the ‘Blogger Profiles’ Category
We know that growth and traffic are important to you, and you’re interested in ways to grow your blog and build your readership. Today, we’re thrilled to chat with Robert Bruce at 101 Books about the growth and evolution of his popular site and his insights and tips on blogging about books and reading.
Robert is a full-time writer living in Nashville, Tennessee, who originally created his WordPress.com blog to chronicle a big literary challenge: to read Time Magazine‘s top 100 English-speaking novels since 1923 (plus Ulysses). If you haven’t visited his site before, we’re happy to introduce him to you!
Blogger Anne Thériault has been has been making her opinion known on The Belle Jar for just over a year. Her longform posts on everything from mental health to parenthood to the rights of aboriginal peoples are at once meticulously researched, yet personal and provocative. Readers are responding to this winning combination; a recent post on media criticism went viral, racking up over half a million views. She shares her guidelines for writing about hot-button issues, tips for new bloggers, favorite reads, and more:
Lots of you love including photos in your posts — our weekly photo challenges remain the most popular part of The Daily Post — so it’s high time we profiled a photoblogger! Meet Shew, the eagle-eyed photographer behind Phoblography, and read on for her tips for capturing the perfect shot, gear recommendations, and why knowing how to use a camera is only 25% of the story.
In the run-up to the Academy Awards this weekend, we thought we’d take a look at some film bloggers this week. Let’s kick things off with ten questions for Canadian Cinephile, also known as Jordan. Jordan’s clean, bold, focused site showcases his reviews of everything from the latest art-house fave to the most recent Kevin James vehicle, and readers appreciate his thoughtful, candid analyses. Read on to learn more about his site, his process, and his Oscar picks.
This November, writers participated in month-long projects, such as NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo, which pushed them to write more and often. Illustrators and artists were also busy sketching away for NaNoDrawMo, which challenged participants to produce a minimum of 50 new works between November 1 and 30.
We highlighted some artists in our community in an illustrator showcase at en.blog.wordpress.com, and also talked to two illustrators, Thomas James and Mark Armstrong, about how they use their blogs to display their work — and how WordPress.com suits their needs as visual artists.
We’re thrilled to hear how writers on WordPress.com have made their publishing dreams come true. This summer, Jared Gulian snagged a book deal with Random House New Zealand for material based on his blog, Moon over Martinborough.
Over at en.blog.wordpress.com, we talked to Jared about the process of transforming his blog into a book, building an audience using his blog, and getting the most out of the features and community at WordPress.com.
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Despite being displaced and still not having power post-Hurricane Sandy, Julie Davidoski of Go Jules Go took valuable time away from searching for places to charge her phone and reading the latest issue of Chipmunk Enthusiast Monthly by candlelight to answer ten questions for The Daily Post.