Happy Friday (and National Chocolate Milk Day) everyone!
Preface: 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 (31 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!
Securing the top spot is Shannon Ashley who shares her insights about about creativity, specifically how (like in business) execution is multitudes more important than worrying about having the perfect idea.
Author Kristen Lamb takes a lengthy deep-dive into the relationship between branding and human behavior, specifically the psychology behind it in her piece that lands in our 2nd spot.
Rounding off the podium is Jacob Kastrenakes of The Verge who reports that YouTube will be backtracking its decision to remove their verification functionality (that most top creators approve of), with the CEO personally apologizing on Twitter.
Up next is David Farkas who provides us a wholesome list of ten link-building misconceptions for bloggers and other website owners. The SEO landscape is always changing, as is the nature of the internet, so being informed and staying ahead is key.
Finally, Wendy Syfret of The Guardian gives us her opinion on how social media (blogging, podcasting, etc) has vastly helped to pave the way to the golden age of television that we’re all blessed to be living in today.