This week in blogging, writing, and content creation: Dec 8 – Dec 14, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to another weekly round-up post from our growing community of bloggers, writers, vloggers, podcasters, and other fellow content creators. In short, 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 round-up blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our e-mail subscribers.

Here are this week’s (Dec 8 – Dec 14, 2018) most valuable posts from the /t/BES content creators community:

1. Why is Writing Hard?
Why does a thing I love doing so much prove to be so difficult all the time? I decided to compile a list of problems I’ve created for myself to make me believe why writing is hard.

2. State of the Word 2018: WordPress Embraces the Block Editor
“It’s the reason we’re here. WordPress isn’t a physical thing; it’s not a set of code. It’s kind of an idea. WordPress is backed by the full faith and credit of every person that depends on it.”

3. Make Your Content Count. Don’t Waste A Single Fucking Word.
Every time you see Metallica, they get up on stage and play Master of Puppets. They don’t skip that song. You know why? Because no matter what, people always want to hear it.

4. Massive Botnet Chews Through 20,000 WordPress sites
WordPress users are facing another security worry following the discovery of a massive botnet. Attackers have infected 20,000 WordPress sites by brute-forcing administrator passwords.

5. 13 Key Ways to Lower Your Blog’s Bounce Rate (and Why it Matters)
When I’m looking at lowering bounce rate, I’m particularly interested in the Google traffic because more than half of my traffic comes from Google. And most of it comes from first-time visitors.

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, writer, and/or content creator! If you have anything awesome to submit that others might enjoy, feel free to do so!

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