Happy Friday (and National Peanut 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!
Drew Duboff leads us off this week with his insightful look into how to start an interview series, and provides us with the (many) benefits that come with it. As a host of his own interview series, he speaks from experience and genuinely knows what he’s talking about.
Back in April, in an attempt to combat the growing propaganda and “fake news” epidemic, Facebook first announced that it may be launching a revamped “News Tab” section, but didn’t really provide any further details. This week, in 2nd place, Laura Hazard Owen shares some more details that have been trickling out about how exactly it will benefit readers, along with writers and publishers.
Next up is Franziska Eichler, a self-proclaimed wellbeing coach who’s had the chance to work with world-class musicians such as Skrillex, treats us with some some personal “tips to nourish your physical and mental wellbeing while you try to do it all” in her post for The Creative Independent.
Just off the podium in 4th is Rachel Thompson with some self-branding advice for authors, insisting that blogging is a must in today’s extremely noisy landscape and simply cannot be ignored if you ever want to be found organically by potential readers.
Finally, we conclude our list with Pamela Wilson’s post on CopyBlogger, who takes the entire process of creating a blog post (or anything else creative really) and divides it into a completely do-able 4-day process that stretches out and simplifies all the must-do tasks that come with it.
So without further ado, here are this week’s (Sept 7 – Sept 13, 2019) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:
🥇 1. How to Start a Blog Interview Series With Leaders in Your Niche
“An interview series takes the third type of article and expands it further into a question and answer style testimonial. Essentially, they become guest bloggers in the form of an interview.”
🥈 2. Here’s What We Know About the Upcoming Facebook News Tab
“More details are trickling out about Facebook’s planned News tab, in which Facebook will pay participating news publishers to display their headlines and article previews, and which is reportedly launching sometime this fall.”
🥉 3. A Creative Person’s Guide to Feeling Healthy
“Artists and other creatives are a special species. With a deep desire to express inner landscapes in compositions that bring the rest of us to dream, many creators would prefer to spend their time locked away in the studio.”
4. How Blogging Consistently Helps Readers Find You
“Writers need to embrace blogging consistently. This frequently causes much opposition from writers who say they’re too busy writing to blog, which I completely understand. Time is and always will be an issue.”
5. A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Content Each Week
“Consistently good content that builds an audience is the foundation of online business. Spread out the writing and editing process over a few leisurely days, and write your post in stages without ever getting out of your slippers.”
That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions (8 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 — it might even end up on next week’s top five!
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