This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Jan 11 – Jan 17, 2020

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!

This week featured a new report by Paresh Dave of Reuters that Google will, within two years, be getting rid of, or significantly changing the way web cookies are handled by advertising companies and organizations on Chrome, a similar move Apple did two years ago to its Safari browser, finally securing a huge win for the web and privacy as a whole, and earning the top spot of the week.

In 2nd place is a Medium piece by Rachael Hope who shares her personal insights and experiences with platform “discoverability” and how unfair and luck oriented it can be, and details how it’s your job and full responsibility to do enough self promo to get found by potential readers or viewers.

Next up, we find Gregory Gundersen who writes a highly detailed and technical summary about all of his direct (and indirect) benefits of maintaining (and writing for) a research blog, and how it contributes to the overall research community of the past, present, and future.

Emily Kirkpatrick lands on our fourth spot this week with her well-written and inspiring personal story about how one (recent) viral tweet flipped her world and professional writing career upside down, and how she stood by her beliefs without backing down.

Last but definitely not least, is a short and sweet “how-to” post by Niki Mosier of Moz blog, specifically for those who run a podcast (or are thinking about it) and want to be more discoverable on Google. Coincidentally, it’s another one of those posts that actually follows it’s own advice to a tee.
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