This week in blogging, writing, and content creation: Mar 3 – Mar 9, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to another weekly round-up post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, writers, vloggers, podcasters, and other fellow 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 (Mar 3 – Mar 9, 2018) most valuable posts from the /t/BES content creators community:

1. Writing in a Conversational Style That Will Connect with Your Readers
“Formal writing hides your personality and can make your audience doubt your sincerity. It sometimes comes across as pretentious and is also plain difficult to read. The good news is that writing in a conversational…”

2. Why Almost No One Is Making a Living On YouTube
“One of the main attractions of YouTube is that anyone can become a star: There are no gatekeepers, no talent agents and no television executives who need to be won over. Stars can come from anywhere…”

3. What Are You Afraid Of?
“Something Taraji P. Henson said in an interview stood out to me. “Fear doesn’t exist in my universe, ’cause I wouldn’t get anything done if I was afraid.” My first reaction was, “ugh, that’s bullshit.”

4. WordPress Now Powers 30% of Websites
“WordPress now powers 30 percent of the web, according to data from web technology survey firm W3Techs. This represents a 5 percentage point increase in nearly two and a half years, after WordPress hit…”

5. Retweets Are Trash
“When I joined Twitter, in late 2007, it was still a new medium—and a fun one. I felt as though we early users were discovering its potential, and creating its shared language. At its best, Twitter could feel like…”

That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions (12 more) here.

Tune in next Friday for another great weekend reading list that will make you a better and more informed blogger and/or content creator!  If you have anything awesome to submit that others might enjoy, feel free to do so!

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