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!
Here are this week’s (May 18 – May 24, 2019) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:
1. How To Do Hard Things
This is a system I only somewhat tongue in cheek refer to as “The Fully General System For Learning To Do Hard Things”. It’s a useful conceptual framework for how to get better at things that you currently find difficult.
2. Defeating “Imposter Syndrome” with Observation and Determination
It lies about your own accomplishments and exaggerates the accomplishments of others. And the worst part isn’t how it makes you feel – it’s what it makes you stop doing that you really want to do.
3. Protecting Your Creative “Mindspace”
You won’t find this term in Merriam-Webster, but I’m willing to bet most writers know what I’m talking about. The mind is a place where electricity ignites and runs over brain cells creating memory, thoughts, emotions.
4. Q&A with Tommy Pico: On Not Wasting Any Time
Tommy Pico is author of the books IRL, Nature Poem, Junk, and Feed. This Q&A focuses on moving from poetry into screenwriting, and what it means to shake off imposter syndrome and have faith in your own abilities.
5. How to Build Community Within Your Audience
Philip Taylor is a founding-father of blogging communities. He is the driving force behind one of the most successful digital media/blogging/finance conferences, as well as a long-time personal finance blogger.
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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