Happy Friday (And National Caregivers 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 our list with Rosie Sherry, community manager at Indiehackers, who shares her secrets of how (and why) she curates all sorts of news, resources, and other interesting articles from outside sources to maintain a healthy stream of knowledge (and entertainment) to her communities on and off Indiehackers, along with her social media channels, and other online presences. A very useful and informative post that earns our top spot this week!
Next up, Divad Sanders provides his 5-part blueprint on how to structure and mass produce article after article using a systematic approach, ensuring digestible, linear, and easy-to-follow articles, earning him second place.
Rounding off the podium is Cristian Mihai, who reminds us that to blast through perfectionism, and to avoid or minimize the righteous fear that comes with the territory, we need to write fast, and edit even faster when producing content for your readers.
Just below, we find Kevin J. Duncan, Editor-in-Chief for Smart Blogger, who shares his massive guide on “How to Find (& Land) Freelance Writing Jobs” as the title suggests. It’s especially worth the (loooong) read for new-comers that can quickly catch up on the most recent information, strategies, and much more from the vast world of freelancing.
Finally, we get to Laura Wagner, who reports on Vice Motherboard the news of how an amateur sports blogger/reporter got his Twitter account “highjacked” by Vox Media, the company that employed him, even though it was purely his own idea and effort to do so on the side. As of today, the ball is in Twitter’s court to resolve this fairly.
So without further ado, here are this week’s (Feb 15 – Feb 21, 2020) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:
? 1. How I Gather News to Help Build Communities
Highlight: “This is where many communities end up failing. When there isn’t someone or some kind of process that brings relevant information to the community then everything else starts to wither.”
? 2. The Template That’ll Allow You to Publish an Article a Day
“Creativity becomes more digestible and coherent when organized and presented in a simple progression. The right structure maintains focus, supports the message, and works linearly like a story.”
? 3. Write Without Fear, Edit Without Mercy
“Punch the damn keys. I mean it! Don’t think, just write! Rummage through your soul for the things that hurt, that count, that make you joyful, remorseful, bitter, angry, hopeful, and hopeless.”
4. Find (& Land) Freelance Writing Jobs: The Ultimate 2020 Guide
“If you’re a freelancer who wants to work at home and earn a full-time or part-time income doing what you love, this definitive resource will help you do just that. Let’s dive in.”
5. Did Twitter Help Vox Steal a Twitter Account From a Sports Blogger?
“A senior executive from Vox Media managed to break into a sports blogger’s Twitter account and change the login credentials, effectively stealing it—and its nearly 10,000 followers.”
That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions here.
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