When Life Gets You Down

Some quotes to help you through the bad times

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Spring break? Travel blogs help you pack your bags.

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In the northern hemisphere, spring is just around the corner — that time when a young blogger succumbs to wanderlust.

If you’re planning a spring break or just want to travel vicariously, blogs can help you pick a destination, plan your itinerary, and even help you choose a book or two to pass the time on the plane (or train, or bus, or boat). Here are a few of our faves:

Ellis Goes on Holiday

Ellis Goes on Holiday is a one-stop shop for all your budget globetrotting needs. This young Brit caught the travel bug young and has been making his way around the world ever since. Need to find the best burger in New Zealand? Scope out hotels in Singapore? Figure out how to break the ice with your hostel-mates? Check, check, and mate.

ellis goes on holiday

Ellis Goes on Holiday covers every place from Laos to Morocco to…

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And… Action: Blogs to Visit ahead of the Oscars

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The Academy Awards are just around the corner — millions will tune in this Sunday to watch the annual extravaganza of teary speeches, campy choreography, and Jack Nicholson’s shades.

The blogging world is abuzz, too, with predictions, reviews, and other commentary on Hollywood’s big night. Whether you’re a movie buff or just an Ellen fan, here are some blogs you should visit to get you in the right mood for the red carpet.

And the nominees are…

If you haven’t had a chance to watch all the nominated movies (who does?) and can’t tell Nebraska from Philomena, B+ Movie Blog is here to help. A real labor of love, this site provides readers with detailed breakdowns and thoughtful analyses of each award cateogory, from Best Supporting Actress to Best Original Score.

Over at Cardboard Box Office, parents Lilly and Leon produce whimsical recreations of famous movie…

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WordPress.com by the Numbers: The February Hot List

wow these numbers are amazing

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It might be the shortest month of the year, but that certainly didn’t stop WordPress.com users from making February another month to remember. Frigid weather, suspenseful curling matches, The Lego Movie: nothing could keep you away from your sites. Enjoy this winter tale of blogging success.

The blog’s the thing

We were joined this month by no fewer than 1,670,000 new sites and blogs — that’s almost three times the population of Wyoming. Welcome, welcome, welcome.

Old bloggers or new, you set to work with zeal: you wrote nearly 40,000,000 posts this month (if each stood for an hour, it would be enough time to walk to the sun — and back). You made sure not to miss a beat by tapping away on your devices: 2,230,000 posts were published on iPhones and iPads, about a million on your Android devices, and nearly 200,000 came from the BlackBerry crowd.

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