Henriette Brown, A Girl Writing Source: Wikipedia

Why do we write?

I’m one of the WordPress.com staff members assisting with this month’s Blogger University challenge, Writing 101. I’m not sure if I’ll write a post to go with all of our daily prompts, but the first one, a free-writing challenge, sounded fun. So to start this off, I’m asking myself the question: why do people write, especially those…

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Zero to Cicero and Back Again

I always encourage people to fall down the rabbit hole. If you find yourself with sudden inspiration to research something, you should do it. Whether it’s going to IMDB to look up the actor you think you recognize from a guest role on a tv show, or searching on Facebook for your grade school classmates, or…

I should buy this place!

Random Encounters

You can’t ever be sure if making the wrong turn actually will become the right turn. Today over lunch I needed to run by the post office to mail something to my colleague Dan, and then swing by Target for a few items I needed before the weekend. As I pulled out of my driveway, I…

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Slacker Geography, 25 Years Later

Originally posted on The End of Austin:
Filmed for a reputed $23,000 in summer 1989, Slacker is a film that had the odds stacked against it.  Writer-director Richard Linklater had exhausted family members from which to borrow money, maxed out his credit cards, and at one point didn’t even have enough funds to pay the…


Crossing the finish line

Today is a big day. Today is the day that (when I hit the “Publish” button on this post) that I will have completed my colleague Justin’s month-long blogging challenge. Every day for the past 30 days I’ve posted a new blog post with some sort of original content. Some days have been pretty good posts,…

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Planet Automattic: April 2014

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
At Automattic, we don’t just make WordPress.com — we use it. A lot. All of us have at least one blog on WordPress.com, and many have more than one, where we write and publish photos regularly. Even Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, has an active…