This week in blogging, writing, and content creation: Aug 19 – Aug 25, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to the “weekly round-up” post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. Every week we hand-pick five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and include them in this weekly “listicle” blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our blog subscribers.

Here are this week’s (Aug 19-25 2017) most valuable posts from the /t/BES content creators community:

1. If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing
“According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself. The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months. Yet, once you get yourself to finally do it, it’s over before…”

2. Don’t Be Afraid to Take Your Next Bite
“It’s become so obvious to me that experience is the key… You have to taste the BERRIES. There is such an incredible conversation waiting to happen around breaking outside of your comfort zone and breaking down the boundaries that are holding you back…”

3. The Perfect Blog Post Length and Publishing Frequency is Bullshit
“The perfect blog post length or publishing frequency doesn’t actually exist. “Perfect” isn’t universal — your content’s success depends on tons of personalized factors. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains why the idea of “perfect” is baloney…”

4. Medium rolls out a payment model for writers based on engagement
“At the beginning of the year, Medium announced a big change: 50 staffers were being laid off as the company shifted away from what founder Ev Williams called the “broken system (of) ad-driven media.” At the time, it wasn’t clear how the company planned…”

5. Want to Improve Efficiency? Stop Doing Low-Value Work
“More hours in the day. Everyone wants that and yet it’s impossible to attain. But what if you could free up significant time — maybe as much as 20% of your workday — to focus on tasks that really matter? There will always be more to do than there is time to do it…”

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