Happy Friday (and Ugly Christmas Sweater 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!
We begin with a comprehensive piece on the Craft Your Content blog by Chandler Bolt who writes about the common struggles with creativity that often plagues the best of us, and what to do when it inevitably creeps up, earning him the top spot in our list this week.
In a close second, we find Jeff Goins who justly argues that when plunging into a new creative venture, it’s best to be different, as opposed to being better, while listing ample examples in a highly inspirational and personal piece that shouldn’t be missed.
Rounding off the podium is Jeff Greenwald of the BBC, who takes us back 25 years, and details how the first travel blog came to be, along with the (vastly different) struggles of that early era of the internet.
Next up, we get to Georgia Wells of the Wall Street Journal, who reports about how many top vloggers and other creatives are getting burned out by the rigorous demand of having to keep creating fresh content constantly to be listed favorably by the algorithm, and stay discoverable on the platform.
Finally, wrapping up the list is a short but sweet listicle post by Sandra Beckwith who shares with us some of the social media tips she obtained from social media experts from various walks of life.