Find Friends Who Use WordPress

Are you curious to see how your friends are using WordPress? Give the new and improved Friend Finder a try to connect with your Twitter, Facebook, and Google contacts who have WordPress sites! After authorizing WordPress.com to use your Twitter, Facebook, or Google account to find your friends (don’t worry — none of this account information is saved!) you’ll see a list of people you know who have WordPress sites. Click Follow and each time your friend publishes a new post it will show up in your Reader under Blogs I Follow . If you have multiple blogs, make sure to set the Primary Blog in your Settings so the correct blog is shown to friends when they find you. If you’re interested in finding more cool blogs to follow, browse our collection of Recommended Blogs and try adding some topics to follow in your reader using the box in the bottom left.

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New Themes: Everyday and Origin

In our quest to help you find the perfect look for your blog, we’ve added two brand new themes to our collection! First up is Everyday , a beautifully designed premium theme by James Goode . Everyday has been precisely calibrated to be pleasurably readable on almost any screen. Attention and care has especially been given to provide a robust and versatile layout to suit your writing needs. From short quips to lengthier bits of prose, Everyday will rise to the challenge and shine with every post you publish. Read more about it in the Theme Showcase or take it for a test spin in the demo site . Next is a wonderful free theme named Origin by Galin Simeonov . Origin is a light, elegant theme with a minimalist look and feel, perfect for a blog or journal. Your photos are the focus thanks to featured images and stylized Sticky posts, and the responsive design makes it a great fit for mobile devices and small screen sizes. A full list of features is available in the Theme Showcase and a demo site has been set up so that you can see it in action.

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8 Gorgeous Nature Blogs for Earth Day

This Sunday, April 22nd will mark the 42nd observance of Earth Day . According to Earth Day Network , “More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.” To inspire you to get in on this year’s celebration, here are eight amazing nature-related blogs on WordPress.com: Birdlightwind.com 70degreeswest-explore.com Leahyetter.WordPress.com Drawandshoot.me Beingmark.com Beetlesinthebush.WordPress.com Theblondecoyote.com Lookingatthewest.com So, how will you celebrate Earth Day 2012? Maybe Picnic for the Planet , or plant a tree? Whatever you do, be sure to share it on your blog! And don’t forget to tag your post with Earth Day to make it easier for others to find. For more cool nature blogs, check out our collection of Recommended Blogs , and add topics like Nature and Earth Day to follow in your Reader .

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