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This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: July 13 – July 19, 2019

Happy Friday (and National Daiquiri 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 started with some big news when Google announced that they are shuttering Blog Compact, an analytics tool that worked with WordPress and Blogger, making it our top and most impactful story and well deserving of the top spot.

Next up at #2 is a piece by Ryan Biddulph for our very own Blog Enhancement Blog! He provides us with invaluable insights into his prolific experience and how to gradually grow your name and value by taking action, and sticking to a process like he did (and does).

Topping off the podium is a wonderful illustration by @SylviaDuckworth on Instagram that details how the bulk of sacrifices and failures that eventually lead to success are mostly out of public view.

Moving on to the fourth spot is Carol Tice from The Write Life with her five helpful tips on how to craft the absolute best headlines for your blog posts and articles.

Finally, rounding off the top five is Sonia Simone, who provides us tips on how to write the best and most engaging list posts, or “listicles” as they are better known as. Unironically it comes in a listicle format.

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This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: July 6 – July 12, 2019

Happy Friday (and National Simplicity 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’s top spot is claimed by Tim Herrera, founding editor of Smarter Living, who writes a piece for the New York Times about the psychological complexities of dealing with perfectionism in our creative works, and looks into ways of snapping out of that nasty fallacy.

Following at 2nd place is Lucy Davies who provides 5 excellent and helpful tips on how to speed up your writing to get more pumped out in a shorter amount of time. It ends up being a lot of extra content over a long period of time.

Rounding off our podium spots is Adam Connell from Blogging Wizard who takes an insightful look into the art of leveraging social proof to make your profile(s) and website(s) look as authoritative and trustworthy as possible.

In fourth is marketing veteran Lorie Loe with her seven step outline of how to streamline and scale the process you use to create your content. Setting up a system will make it easier to be consistent, which is an absolute must in all of today’s noise.

Finally, wrapping up the list is a piece by chiropractor Dr. Brent Wells, that focuses primarily on the well-being of writers (and other professions that require lots of sitting), and provides tips on how to stay as healthy as possible to get the job done.

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This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: June 29 – July 5, 2019

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’s top spot is claimed by Aline from interviewing.io who put over 2500 words into describing her ingenious tactics on how to write insightful, and more importantly, helpful pieces that consistently get the up votes to reach the front page of one of the biggest tech link sharing and discussion communities online. She’s also got the goods to back it up!

At #2, Ric Burnett from the gofindyourhappy.net blog shares his experiences and goes into what practices have helped him build his following to date, and provides helpful short-form tips what you can try yourself to give you a better chance to find the momentum that is required to grow those numbers.

Rounding off the top three, copywriter and blogger Nicole Bianchi takes a deep dive into the art of “cliffhangers” in writing and storytelling, details how and why it works on most of us, and breaks down how to strategically utilize it in your blog posts, books, emails, and social media.

Up next, self proclaimed creative Chris Ashby details how completely normal it is to not just fail, but fail constantly at most creative endeavors, and how the experience gained from those failures can be utilized to get better and advance to the next level.

Finally, we get to a common theme among writers, the pesky old “writer’s block”. Fiction writer L. Dixon shares her take on how to defeat writer’s block and provides eight tips on what you can try if you ever get stuck. Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: June 29 – July 5, 2019