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.
So without further ado, here are this week’s (Sept 21 – Sept 27, 2019) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:
🥇 1. You Don’t Need a Million Brilliant Ideas, You Need To Keep Moving
“People think “true creativity” requires one big, brilliant idea after another. As if the only ideas worth having are the genius ones. But that’s a bunch of bullshit.”
🥈 2. Branding & The Brain: How Social Media Changes But People Never Will
“We can build a brand, but alas we cannot buy one. There are no shortcuts. Ads, promotion, marketing can help expand an existing brand, but cannot be substituted for one.”
🥉 3. YouTube Backtracks on Taking Badges Away From Creators
“YouTubers view verification as a status symbol, but it also helps them appear authoritative in search and communicate in comments. Losing that would have hurt their ability to thrive.”
4. 10 Link Building Lies You Must Ignore
“SEO is an everchanging industry; what worked yesterday might not work today. Google’s personnel doesn’t always help the cause. In fact, they often add fuel to the fire.”
5. From Succession to the Bold Type: How Recap Culture Made Us Love TV More
“As TV entered its much discussed “platinum age” in the early 2000s – becoming darker, smarter and more complex with the influx of premium cable shows – the writing surrounding it also evolved.”
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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