Happy Friday 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!
In the top spot, Tim Denning provides us with some useful personal tips of how he managed to publish over two THOUSAND blog posts over the past several years, how he mostly maintained a positive mindset, and how he never handed off the blame when problems arose.
Next up, Lydia Davis takes us on a journey into her top ten recommendations for creating and maintaining good and positive writing habits, which can and will significantly help in the entire process.
Topping off the podium we find Shaunta Grimes, fellow writer and entrepreneur (founder of Ninja Writers), who shares her most impactful books (and a couple videos) that helped her get to where she is today.
Just below is Joe Saul-Sehy of Stacking Benjamins podcast who does a Q&A about his his experience about podcasting, and includes some useful tips on how to get started and get keep better along the way.
Lastly, Konrad Sanders shares his favorite social media tricks for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and provides a few useful general tips to rock on those (and other) social platforms.
So without further ado, here are this week’s (Nov 16 – Nov 22, 2019) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:
🥇 1. The Psychology I Used to Publish 2000+ Blog Posts
“Many people might think that publishing a lot on the internet is the result of being talented or gifted. What makes the difference is your psychology and how you think about life.”
🥈 2. Lydia Davis: Ten of My Recommendations for Good Writing Habits
“The following are just my personal pieces of advice. They won’t be the same as someone else’s, and they may not fit your life or practice, but maybe you’ll pick up something useful.”
🥉 3. If You’re Starting a Side Hustle in 2020, Start Here
“I did a bunch of things right and I stumbled my way through some other things. But it all worked out. My little online entrepreneurial enterprise has done well for itself.”
4. How to Be a Confident Podcast Host
“You’re going to hate your voice. Realize you’re going to make mistakes, and the only way NOT to–is to start talking, because you will figure things out as you go along!”
5. How to Increase Blog Traffic Using Social Media Tricks
“It’s the same for many brands: you can create valuable, engaging content. You can be sure it’s going to wow your readers. Yet you fall down at the promotion hurdle.”
That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions here.
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