Top 5 essential posts/links from our blogging community during the week of Oct 7 – Oct 13, 2017

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to the “weekly round-up” post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. Each and 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 (Oct 7 – Oct 13, 2017) most valuable posts from the /t/BES content creators community:

1. Starting Things is Scary
“Finishing things is mega important. It means that the stuff we make has a greater chance of being seen, used and loved. When we finish things often, we have a shot at making a dent in this silly Universe. But there is one thing that is even more important than finishing…”

2. The Ultimate Workflow for Writers Obsessed with Quality
“I have been making a full time living from my writing for six years. In the grand scheme of things, that’s not very long. But in that time, I’ve managed to write for millions as a staff writer for a popular filmmaking blog, build a freelance content marketing career, and started…”

3. A Legal Guide for Bloggers: Copyright, the DMCA, and Fair Use Images
“Can you afford to pay $8000+ for using an image in one of your blog posts? If not (or if you’d rather use images for free) then you need to know the laws surrounding blogging. It’s easy to fall prey to copyright and disclosure issues if you haven’t read a legal guide for bloggers…”

4. How to Write an Outline: 4 Ways to Organize Your Thoughts
“When I was a novice writer, I chafed at the idea of using an outline. I was certain organizing my thoughts in advance would stifle my creativity and make my writing stiff and uninspired. After all, how can serendipity happen if you’ve got everything planned?”

5. Disqus reveals its comments tool was hacked
“Disqus has confirmed its web commenting system was hacked. The company, which builds and provides a web-based comment plugin for news websites, said Friday that hackers stole more than 17.5 million email addresses in a data breach in July 2012…”

That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions here.

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