Happy Friday (and National Bartender 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 we start off with a really succinct and straight-to-the-point Medium listicle piece by popular writer Nicolas Cole who lists 19 things (based on his personal experiences) that we all, or at least those who want to make a living off writing, should be in full understanding of.
Just below, we find Eric W. Dolan, the founder of PsyPost blog, who summarizes the results of a recent psychological study which confirms that “increased cooperation between brain regions linked to both cognitive control and spontaneous processes is associated with heightened creative ability”, as he puts it.
Next up is Aaron Orendorff, guest blogger turned editor-in-chief of “Shopify Plus”, who tells his personal story and shares his experiences of how he started off at the bottom, grinded away and put in the work, made invaluable connections, and catapulted his writing career to the next level.
In fourth, we have Angelica Hartgers who shares with us her top four tips on how to stay productive in our writing endeavors, and how to not fall behind during the hectic Holiday season that is just around the corner.
And finally, wrapping up our top posts of the week is Anne R. Allen who takes a deep-dive into the importance (and best practices) of regularly leaving comments on relevant blog posts, as a networking, discoverability, and growth tool.
So without further ado, here are this week’s (Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2019) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:
🥇 1. 19 Things You Should Know About Making Money as a Writer
“As much as I was studying the art of writing, I was extremely aware of the fact that a writer has to eat — and in order to eat, one must understand the business of writing.”
🥈 2. New Study Confirms Some of the Neuro Predictors of Creativity
“Two brain networks appear to play a key role in creativity, according to new research published in the journal NeuroImage. The study was authored by Adam Sunavsky and Jordan Poppenk.“
🥉 3. The ‘Complete-Nobody’ Guide to Guest Posting Fame and Fortune
“Guest blogging was the primary sales funnel that grew my freelance writing business from nothing to six figures in a year and a half. It gave me authority and social proof.“
4. 4 Tips To Boost Writing Productivity this Holiday Season
“Tis the season to be jolly… and productive. With the hustle and bustle of the approaching holiday season, it can be easy to push aside your writing productivity as you focus on all the festivities.“
5. Commenting on Blogs: The Easy Way
“I’ve seen a steep decline in the number of people commenting. I’m not sure why that is. But commenting on blogs is still an easy, painless way to get your name into search engines.”
That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions here.
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