We are entering a new era for independent writers and publishers to embrace depth and quality, and WordPress.com is committed to empowering these creators — not just through tools and services that make the most of these evolving formats, but through community, distribution, and new ways to have your best work seen by millions of people across a wide range of diverse tastes and topics.

I’m really excited to have the Longreads team at Automattic. WordPress.com has been steadily getting better at showcasing fantastic writing from the millions of blogs we host, but this is going turn up the heat.


New Headphones: Bowers & Wilkins C5

I wear headphones a lot while working, and demand good quality sound. My Sennheiser CX 400-II set met their untimely demise over the weekend, so I did some research and found myself falling in love with the Bowers & Wilkins C5 earbuds. They sound simply amazing, and have the little iPhone clicker/mic built in to boot for all my voice call needs. A bit more than I’d ordinarily want to spend, but I’ll call it my self-gift for starting at Automattic today.