Happy Friday (and National Philanthropy 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!
This week’s top spot is awarded to Sarah Blake, who in her lengthy and insightful piece for Craft Your Content blog writes about the psychological hardships of procrastination, and what to do when it affects you personally.
Next up we have Kaila Hale-Stern of Gizmodo who shares and reports on a short video of Alan Moore, the English writer best known for blockbuster hits Watchmen and V for Vendetta, who publicly lashed out his frustrations with big publishers and encourages new aspiring writers to go around them.
Just below we arrive at Blake Thorne, product marketing manager at Atlassian and successful web writer, who shares his daily routine and system of how he successfully managed to write an average of one article per day for several years that still rank well and accumulate generous amounts of traffic via search.
Tim Denning captures the fourth spot with his Medium piece on how to successfully build a social media following, and provides various strategies and tactics that worked for him to build up his own six digit combined follower count.
Finally, we wrap it up with a useful resource compiled and provided by Write Hacked listing three helpful tool types for writers that can help out and make life a little easier and more manageable.
So without further ado, here are this week’s (Nov 9 – Nov 15, 2019) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:
🥇 1. How To Change the Attitudes That Cause Writing Procrastination
“When we think about our own procrastination, we often feel guilt. We criticize ourselves as disorganized, distracted, or lazy. But these descriptors aren’t accurate.”
🥈 2. Alan Moore Advises New Writers to Self-Publish Because Big Publishers Suck
“At an anti-library closure protest, local magician and comics legend Alan Moore had some surprising words for those who hope to break into the wide world of published writing.”
🥉 3. How to Write Prolifically Without Spewing Junk
“I wrote, edited, and published one article per day. These weren’t light pieces either. They were heavily-researched deep dives, anywhere from 800 to 3,500 words.”
4. How a Normal Person (Like You) Can Build a Large Social Media Following
“The typical social media advice is about becoming famous or rich or powerful, and normal people like us aren’t quite that obsessed with ourselves.”
5. 3 Helpful Tool Types For Writers
“If you’re feeling stressed out or down due to your writing responsibilities, here are three types of tool to lighten your load and make life more manageable. ”
That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions here.
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