This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Feb 1 – Feb 7, 2020

Happy Friday (And Bubble Gum 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 begin with Matthew Schneier of NYMag who details out how podcasting is growing, evolving, and making a massive impact on the younger generations in his well written and long-form piece.

Right behind, we get to Moz contributor Suganthan Mohanadasan, who gives us a glimpse into the ever-changing technology Google is continuously tweaking, and highlights the most important SEO changes coming over the next year that shouldn’t be ignored by any aspiring blogger, entrepreneur, or creative. Staying ahead in the game is extremely important.

Bilingual blogger Sergey Faldin provides us with some real down-to-earth rules he follows to pump out dozens of quality articles each and every month on Medium, and earns the digital bronze this week.

In fourth, we get to Chengwei Liu, Professor of Strategy and Behavioural Science, who gives us a neat summary of his recent research (and findings) on the topic of luck and the massive role it plays in business, or any other creative or entrepreneurial venture or journey.

Finally, wrapping up this week’s best is Cristian Mihai who shares his top 10 most straightforward and common sense tips that can improve your blogging, lays out how to stay “real”, and reminds us that the most important ingredient is good old fashioned hard work.

So without further ado, here are this week’s (Feb 1 – Feb 7, 2020) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:

🥇 1.  The Voice of the Podcast Generation
“The Daily’s audience skews tantalizingly young — three-quarters are under 40, almost a decade younger than the average print reader — and is impressively, even unnervingly, committed.”

🥈 2.  Pay Attention to These SEO Trends in 2020 and Beyond
“In this article, I will take a look at what is in store for SEO in 2020 and how these factors will change the way we formulate strategies throughout the next year and beyond.”

🥉 3.  How To Write Extraordinary Blog Articles
“There are simple tricks on how you can fight resistance and write better, simpler, and be at ease. I’ll share with you the mental models that help me create my best content.”

4. Huge Success in Business is Largely Based on Luck – New Research
“Bestselling business books promise to teach you the winning formula and reveal the secrets of success. But the inconvenient truth is that exceptional successes in business are largely based on luck.”

5. These Ten Tips Are All You Need to Be Successful as a Blogger
“If you work out every single day for an hour, you’ll have an amazing physique. No matter how you train. Just showing up will be enough to change your body. The same goes for blogging.”


That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions here.

Be sure to tune in next Friday for another great weekend reading list that will make you a better, wiser, and more informed blogger, writer, and/or creator! Don’t forget to bookmark this blog, or better yet, add us to your RSS reader if you use one! If you have anything awesome to submit that others might enjoy, feel free to do so — it might even end up on next week’s top five!

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