Karen Arnold and Erica Varlese work on the Happiness Hiring team at Automattic, where they hire new Happiness Engineers who support users on WordPress.com and Automattic products. They met with the Brazilian WordPress community last week and wanted to share their experiences. On August 29th, 2015, we traveled to Brazil to attend WordCamp Rio de Janeiro and meet the Brazilian ...
Carving out your very own corner on the web is important to you. You may be a brand-new user on WordPress.com — if so, welcome! — or a veteran blogger returning to an old habit. Recently on the Verge, Lockhart Steele, the editorial director of Vox Media, talked about getting back to blogging. On a noisy internet with many platforms, some ...
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Here’s the latest collection of our favorite stories from writers and publishers across all of WordPress. You can find our past collections here — and you can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for more daily reading recommendations. Keep these stories coming: share links to essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and WordPress.com by tagging your posts longreads. * ...
Christine Hyung-Oak Lee suffered a stroke when she was 33, and she has written about her experience in an inspiring personal essay for BuzzFeed. Before that, she was using a pseudonym on WordPress.com to blog about her experiences, share details about her life, and practice her writing. In 2007, shortly after New Year’s Day, Lee wrote the following in a blog ...
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Upon close inspection I can finally conclude that OneRepublic has a way of producing one song from each album that stands out in every aspect a song should. “If I Lose Myself” is one such effort and is slated to appear on the band’s upcoming third album, Native (March). While I wasn’t particularly fond of [...]
Now that Patrick Stump’s solo career has come to an end since its inception back in 2011 with his debut album Soul Punk, the Fall Out Boy frotnman reunites with his former cohorts to Save Rock and Roll (May 2013) with their debut song. And as usual the band sticks to their signature song titling [...]
Unleashing March 19th Tracklist: 01. Pusher Love Girl 02. Suit & Tie (ft. Jay Z) ♥♥♥ 03. Don’t Hold The Wall 04. Strawberry Bubblegum 05. Tunnel Vision 06. Spaceship Coupe 07. That Girl 08. Let The Girl Groove In 09. Mirrors 10. Blue Ocean Floor
Unleashing 4th March (2013) Tracklist: (Preview album) 01. No Freedom 02. Girl Who Got Away 03. Let Us Move On (ft. Kendrick Lamar) ♥♥♥ 04. Blackbird 05. End of Night 06. Sitting On The Roof Of The World 07. Love To Blame 08. Go Dreaming 09. Happy New Year 10. Loveless Hearts 11. Day Before [...]
Almost five years after Dido’s last album the British songstress is ready to get back in shape and sprint towards another number one album with her fourth titled, Girl Who Got Away. Similarly to her previous hit collaboration, “Let Us Move On” comes in conjunction with the Aftermath camp under Dr. Dre’s latest project, Kendrick [...]
If you had already seen Tim Burton’s latest animated flick, Frankenweenie then you would understand how someone like Skylar Grey could end up on the soundtrack to the movie. After her amazing solo effort “Invisible” this song, “Building a Monster” can be deemed Skylar’s best work up-to date. Produced by Alex Da Kid, “Building a [...]
A simple piano ballad by up and comer Jillette Johnson, whom I happened to come across via a comment left on this blog quite sometime ago (when the blog was inactive). This song is too beautiful and saddening to ignore therefore I urge you to give it a listen for the sake of a young [...]
Unleashed October 16, 2012 Tracklisting: 01. Til the Casket Drops ♥♥♥ 02. Put the Gun Down 03. Blue Eyes Blind 04. Home 05. Cryin’ Wolf (ft. Kendrick Lamar) 06 Save My Life 07. Last Love Song 08. Lil Darlin (ft. The O’Mys) ♥♥♥ 09. Move Like U Stole It 10. Criminal (ft. Freddie Gibbs) ♥♥♥ [...]
After three years of sweat and toil Indie Rock outfit Imagine Dragons have finally earned their due by selling close to 500k copies of their debut album, Night Visions since its release back in September. “Radioactive” is one of the many unorthodox stand-out songs from the album and deserves a listen without a doubt. Producer [...]
Released December 20th Tracklist: 01. Back2thebeginniningagain 02. We Get By ♥♥♥ 03. Interlude Un 04. Take the Canyon 05. Billions 06. Duex Joels Jam-320k (Interlude) 07. Thinking Out Loud 08. Trois Love This Shit (Interlude) 09. White Girl in Paris (Joni Mitchell cover) 10. LTS reprise 11. André ♥♥♥ 12. St Patricks Day (Interlude) 13. [...]
Folk genre newcomers, The Lumineers gained there first Billboard entry through this very track which is off their self-titled debut. In fact this is the very song that set off their career on an upward wind. Although this track barely makes it to three minutes it is without a doubt one of the most unique [...]
Each member with the exception of Royce Da 5’9’’ bids adieu to a loved one on the latest offering from Slaughterhouse’s recently released album, Welcome to:Our House. While it’s unclear who performs the enchanting chorus, the track however was produced by none other than Boi 1-Da. Including this, the only other worthy offering from the [...]
EG’s Lights was released back in 2011 with the re-release of her debut album, Lights (re-titled Bright Lights). “Lights” earned major airplay and digital success in the States reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. This remains to be EG’s highest ranking single in the US. The reason for “Lights” succeeding in the international [...]
Until further notice this blog will be on hold due to a few minor problems from my end. But do keep visiting because I intend to get this blog back in gear as soon as possible. Thank You.