This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: May 4 – May 10, 2019

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to another weekly round-up post from our growing community of bloggers, writers, vloggers, podcasters, and other fellow creatives. To be straight to the point, 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. As per our submission rules, posts shared can not be re-posts, or older than 1 month (30 days), meaning that all of the following are fresh and recent! Tune in every week and you will gradually become a better and more insightful creative over time! Isn’t that the point!?

Here are this week’s (May 4 – May 10, 2019) most valuable posts from the /t/BES content creators community:

1. What Is a ‘Flow State’ and How Will It Help You Write More, Faster?
Most writers struggle to get their work done because they never focus completely on the task in front of them. They’re either always trying to do 50 things at once or they don’t think there is room in their life for an uninterrupted session.

2. She Was the “Queen of the Mommy Bloggers.” Then Her Life Fell Apart
It wasn’t long ago that millions of people knew every detail of Heather Armstrong’s life. Armstrong rose to fame after she started the blog Dooce.com in 2001. It amassed a cult following for its sharp, witty, and unapologetic look.

3. How to Bring Value to Your Readers
In order to be valuable in the strictly economic sense we’re talking about (all art is valuable to its artist in the more transcendent sense), art has to stir up the insides of the viewer or listener. People pay for the emotional experience.

4. The Rookie and the Pro: Different Ways to Succeed on Medium
Medium sat down with Shaunta and Shannon to talk about their work, how they’ve built engaged audiences on Medium, and their advice to writers who have yet to hit their stride. Both women work full time as writers.

5. The Five Biggest Doubts of The Modern Blogger
A healthy dose of skepticism can be extremely useful, but when you mix that up with paranoia, you are setting yourself up for failure. Doubting yourself before you even start is a recipe for disaster. Yet, we all do it. What? Don’t you?


That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions (9 more) here.

Be sure to 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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