What We Read This Year: 2015 Highlights


With nearly two million new posts published on WordPress.com each day, looking for editors’ picks is challenging but rewarding. Our team of editors has been busy like elves all year, compiling posts that you loved — and that we loved — from viral sensations to serendipitous finds.

This is not a definitive list, but rather a sampling of the delightful mix of work that we find each day. Enjoy — and do share posts from 2015 that have resonated with you in the comments.

Thoughtful takes on events around the world


We’re always curious about how writers in the WordPress community will respond to major news events and tragedies, from the mass shootings in the United States to the ongoing refugee crisis across Europe. We look for strong opinion pieces, but also considered and nuanced writing.

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, Scott Long, the essayist at A Paper Birdexplained why he is not Charlie. At The Daily Think

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