Happy (Black) 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!
Our top story this week is WordPress announcing a new way for bloggers to earn money on their blogs as reported by Bijan Stephen of The Verge. The idea is to make it super easy to accept recurring payments for private access to content.
In second place we have Tom Kuegler, a familiar name in these circles, who contends that writing shorter blog posts is better and much more do-able than writing long posts, listing his pros and cons, along with his personal experiences.
Ian Sample of The Guardian captures the third and final podium spot with his reporting of Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s launch of his “Contract for the Web”, a global action plan to “save the web from political manipulation, fake news, privacy violations and other malign forces”.
Next up we find Stacey Corrin with her lengthy but informative piece about how to utilize popular formulas to write all kinds of blog posts which can help avoid burning out or getting lost.
Last but definitely not least, we arrive at Emma Lombard, historical fiction author, who shares her experiences with Twitter as a promotional tool, along with her top must-do tactics on how she built up her follower count to over 20 thousand followers.