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This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Jan 18 – Jan 24, 2020

Happy Friday (And National Compliment 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, our top spot features an insightful piece by¬†Tony Fahkry on Mission.org on how to step out of our comfort zones (admit it, we all have one!), and face our fears, obstacles, challenges, and potential inevitable failures, making it a rare occasion to justify the use of “YOLO!” (Sorry! ūüėõ)

Just below in second place, we’re given a fresh look into recent new findings about the psychology of procrastination, as reported by¬†Christian Jarrett over at the BBC. He recaps that experts in the UK and Canada have suggested (with viable proof) that procrastination may be more of an issue with managing our emotions, not managing our time. Worth a read if procrastination is an on-going issue for you personally.

Next, we get to¬†Tim Denning, a familiar name here lately, who shares the writing schedule he swears by, and that’s worked for him over the years to build his name, portfolio, and most importantly, actual readers — millions of them.

Christian Mihai reminds us about reciprocity in his short and sweet piece on his The Art of Blogging blog, landing in fourth place this week. He makes an excellent point that mutual co-operation with other bloggers, writers, and creatives is a huge networking factor that many don’t put much thought and/or action into.

Finally, Ali Mese provides us with thirty awesome bite-size tips on how to write better with the use of superior grammar. Little things like this add up, and these useful tips can help you drastically elevate your writing to reach another level.
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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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This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Jan 4 – Jan 10, 2020

Happy Friday (and National Bittersweet Chocolate 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!

The first gold of the new decade goes to Chris Stokel-Walker, who¬†reports on how the ‚ÄúEduTube‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúStudyTube‚ÄĚ vlogging community has grown to inescapable heights, how it’s changing education as a whole, and how colleges and universities are scrambling to catch up.

Right behind, we find Darren Rowse of Problogger who takes a look at the pros and cons of using your real name as opposed to an alias in your blogging and/or creative journey.

Rounding off the podium is Courtney Maum, author of “Before and After the Book Deal”, who¬†shares her experiences and insights on internet virality, along with the inevitable trolls that come with the territory, and offers great advice on how to deal with it all.

Matthew McFarlane argues that using Grammarly, or any other grammar and spelling checking software, can backfire in various aspects and hinder one’s ability to improve in the long run, earning him a spot in the fourth place slot.

And finally, we arrive at Nicole Bianchi who provides her eight top strategies that she personally used in 2019 to continue improving her writing, and details them out individually in a helpful and easy-to-digest listicle format. Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Jan 4 РJan 10, 2020

A Year in Review: 2019 in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation

Happy New Year’s Eve 2019 everyone!

Preface: Welcome to another 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 is a special yearly edition.

As we bid a final farewell to 2019, along with the second decade of the new millennium, we take a look back at the long year that was, and highlight the absolute best of the best in the world of blogging, writing, and content creation, courtesy of all the amazing writers, creatives and other talented individuals that our constantly evolving and expanding industry has to offer.

With over 500 submissions in the ever-growing BES Community this year, you can imagine it wasn’t an easy task to pick just a handful, or roughly three percent, to feature in this exclusive end-of-year post, especially with all the unique perspectives and wonderful styles provided.

But we did our best (with some major help from our invaluable community) and hope you enjoy reading them all as much as we did!

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This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Dec 14 – Dec 20, 2019

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.

Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Dec 14 – Dec 20, 2019

This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Dec 7 – Dec 13, 2019

Happy Friday (and National Violin 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 Vice Magazine culture writer Lauren O’Neill, who takes us back to the early days of mobile social media, when smart phones were still new, and gives us a great reminder how visual-based apps, more specifically Instagram, have evolved and changed cyberculture and digital marketing over the years, and continue to do so to this day.

Next, we find Ali Luke who shares with us her top 21 mistakes that most writers make when writing their first e-book, first listing and explaining the common particular mistake, and then providing a useful “What to do Instead” tip to follow.

Just after Ali is Kelly Konya, who writes on the Grammarly blog her most valuable tips on how to write better in general, including to not write and edit at the same time, to avoid “throat-clearing”, and to sharpen your writing skills.

In fourth, we get to boice-Terrel Allen, podcaster, writer, and musician, who does a Q&A on “how starting a podcast changed his life, not letting fear get in your way, and what can be learned by listening to other people‚Äôs stories.” as succinctly headlined in the post itself.

Last but definitely not least,¬†Maddie Rosier shares her secrets in her Medium piece on how to “speed write” good, solid articles in 60 minutes flat, providing a useful time management guide, along with relevant and resonating examples.

Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Dec 7 – Dec 13, 2019

This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2019

Happy Friday (and National Bartender 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 start off with a really succinct and straight-to-the-point Medium listicle piece by popular writer Nicolas Cole who lists 19 things (based on his personal experiences) that we all, or at least those who want to make a living off writing, should be in full understanding of.

Just below, we find¬†Eric W. Dolan, the founder of PsyPost blog, who summarizes¬†the results of a recent psychological study which confirms that “increased cooperation between brain regions linked to both cognitive control and spontaneous processes is associated with heightened creative ability”, as he puts it.

Next up is¬†Aaron Orendorff, guest blogger turned editor-in-chief of “Shopify Plus”, who tells his personal story and shares his experiences of how he started off at the bottom, grinded away and put in the work, made invaluable connections, and catapulted his writing career to the next level.

In fourth, we have Angelica Hartgers who shares with us her top four tips on how to stay productive in our writing endeavors, and how to not fall behind during the hectic Holiday season that is just around the corner.

And finally, wrapping up our top posts of the week is Anne R. Allen who takes a deep-dive into the importance (and best practices) of regularly leaving comments on relevant blog posts, as a networking, discoverability, and growth tool.

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This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Nov 23 – Nov 29, 2019

Happy (Black) 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!

Our top story this week is WordPress announcing a new way for bloggers to earn money on their blogs as reported by Bijan Stephen of The Verge. The idea is to make it super easy to accept recurring payments for private access to content.

In second place we have Tom Kuegler, a familiar name in these circles, who contends that writing shorter blog posts is better and much more do-able than writing long posts, listing his pros and cons, along with his personal experiences.

Ian Sample of The Guardian captures the third and final podium spot with his reporting of Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s launch of his “Contract for the Web”, a global action plan to “save the web from political manipulation, fake news, privacy violations and other malign forces”.

Next up we find Stacey Corrin with her lengthy but informative piece about how to utilize popular formulas to write all kinds of blog posts which can help avoid burning out or getting lost.

Last but definitely not least, we arrive at Emma Lombard, historical fiction author, who shares her experiences with Twitter as a promotional tool, along with her top must-do tactics on how she built up her follower count to over 20 thousand followers.

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This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Nov 16 – Nov 22, 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!

In the top spot, Tim Denning provides us with some useful personal tips of how he managed to publish over two THOUSAND blog posts over the past several years, how he mostly maintained a positive mindset, and how he never handed off the blame when problems arose.

Next up, Lydia Davis takes us on a journey into her top ten recommendations for creating and maintaining good and positive writing habits, which can and will significantly help in the entire process.

Topping off the podium we find Shaunta Grimes, fellow writer and entrepreneur (founder of Ninja Writers), who shares her most impactful books (and a couple videos) that helped her get to where she is today.

Just below is Joe Saul-Sehy of Stacking Benjamins podcast who does a Q&A about his his experience about podcasting, and includes some useful tips on how to get started and get keep better along the way.

Lastly, Konrad Sanders shares his favorite social media tricks for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and provides a few useful general tips to rock on those (and other) social platforms.

Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Nov 16 – Nov 22, 2019

This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Nov 9 – Nov 15, 2019

Happy Friday (and National Philanthropy 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 awarded to¬†Sarah Blake, who in her lengthy and insightful piece for Craft Your Content blog writes about the psychological hardships of procrastination, and what to do when it affects you personally.

Next up we have Kaila Hale-Stern of Gizmodo who shares and reports on a short video of Alan Moore, the English writer best known for blockbuster hits Watchmen and V for Vendetta, who publicly lashed out his frustrations with big publishers and encourages new aspiring writers to go around them.

Just below we arrive at Blake Thorne, product marketing manager at Atlassian and successful web writer, who shares his daily routine and system of how he successfully managed to write an average of one article per day for several years that still rank well and accumulate generous amounts of traffic via search.

Tim Denning captures the fourth spot with his Medium piece on how to successfully build a social media following, and provides various strategies and tactics that worked for him to build up his own six digit combined follower count.

Finally, we wrap it up with a useful resource compiled and provided by Write Hacked listing three helpful tool types for writers that can help out and make life a little easier and more manageable.

Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Nov 9 – Nov 15, 2019

This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Nov 2 – Nov 8, 2019

Happy Friday (and National Cappuccino 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!

Kaitlyn Tiffany, technology writer at The Atlantic captures our top spot this week with her wordy and insightful article about the history, present, and future of digital newsletters, and the ever-increasing utilization of them for marketing and growth strategies.

Taking home the digital silver this week is a neat little web comic by artist @thunkfool on Instagram that perfectly and humorously illustrates how leaving tasks for another day is usually a bad (and unproductive) idea.

Rounding off the top 3 is a lengthy 40+ minute video of the State of the Word 2019 keynote address, where Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, summarizes the highlights of 2019, and what he looks forward to in upcoming release 5.3. Worth watching, even if just in the background, if you are a user of WordPress and want to catch up on new features and functions.

Number four brings us a Medium piece by Aytekin Tank who provides us his personal outlook on the psychology of motivation, its two different “types” and how to build sustainable systems to not rely on it as much in his creative endeavors.

And finally, wrapping up our list is an article in The Economist, by an unspecified author that reassures us that artificial intelligence will never (not for a loooong while anyway) replace the human touch of writing. A.I. may be coming for many of our jobs, but definitely not complex and creative ones like writing.

Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Nov 2 – Nov 8, 2019

This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2019

Happy Friday (and National Author’s 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!

Bijan Stephen of The Verge captures our top spot this week with his deep dive into one of YouTube’s most successful channels “Hot Ones by First We Feast”, it’s origins, and recipe (pun intended) for success. A well researched and highly informative read that should not be missed.

In a close second we have Ryan Law over at Animalz blog who published a piece about what he explains as “a copycat crisis in content marketing”. He interprets that it’s no longer worth utilizing the overused skyscraper technique, and makes a solid argument to put more effort into experimentation and trying new things. Agreed!

Topping off the podium is writer “Yanyi” on the “realities of leaving your day job, the complicated relationship between being creative and being truly productive, and the value of sometimes changing your mind” as is adequately summarized by their sub-intro.

Next up we find a post by Deanna Ting from Digiday who examines how a handful of major online publishers are trying out and jumping on young and growing social platforms in their attempts to reach their younger audiences, and to get their “foot-in-the-door” advantage as early as possible.

Last but definitely not least, Medium writer Shannon Ashley provides her personal knowledge and experiences in her short but sweet piece about how to never run out of ideas and how to find inspiration.

Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2019

This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Oct 19 – Oct 25, 2019

Happy Friday (and National Greasy Foods 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 start off this week off with a piece by John Naughton, writer for The Guardian and author of ‘From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg’, who celebrates the blog’s 25th birthday, and takes us back into its robust and complicated history, along with how it gradually evolved into today’s modern social media and the modern problems it now entails.

Next up is Eric W. Dolan from PsyPost who shares with us a new research paper published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, which investigates the psychological and interpersonal consequences of being creative, and breaks it down for us in an easy to digest format.

Shaunta Grimes lands in third with another quality Medium post about the importance getting out of the comfort zone, adding her personal insights and “blueprints” to a popular topic that inevitably affects the bulk of us creatives.

Just off the podium we find Nicole Peeler, professional novelist and essayist, who argues that the popular saying “trust the process” is grossly misguided, and explains that you must “engage with the process” instead — not just blindly trust it.

We conclude with an insightful and fairly short post by Cristian Mihai from The Art of Blogging, who writes about the difference between blog post lengths, and how there is no right or wrong, as long as you adequately tell the story you want to tell. It’s a great example of a short but effective post that gets it’s point across.

Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Oct 19 – Oct 25, 2019

This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Oct 12 – Oct 18, 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!

Ernie Smith of Vice claims the top spot this week with his throwback piece about the rise, domination, and eventual downfall of Macromedia/Adobe Flash, and its effect on the creativity during that primordial internet era.

Just below is¬†Macy Thornhill who’s guest post on The Creative Penn blog provides us with¬†“6 Ways To Stay Productive In A Creative Slump”¬†as the title establishes.

Next up, and in our final spot on the podium, is Kim Lochery with her extensive look into the art of Pinterest hashtags, and how to use them with maximum efficiency to maximize the chance of getting discovered on that social platform.

Elise Dopson lands in fourth with her analytical look into click-through rates on blog titles, arguably the most important element of any blog post, and shows us over twenty different examples of highly effective titles, along with comments/explanations from the authors of each.

Last but not least, we get to Charles Finch who provides us a unique glimpse into one of his personal tricks on how to write good mystery plots in his insightful and humorous piece for Vulture Magazine.

Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Oct 12 – Oct 18, 2019

This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Oct 5 – Oct 11, 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 captured by John Seabrook, a contributing writer to The New Yorker since 1989, who penned an incredible look into how AI, and modern technology in general, is gradually changing the writing landscape, much like many other industries. A long one but a good one!

Next up we have a familiar face in Shaunta Grimes who shares her personal account of how she started making five digits every month writing on Medium and other online platforms. It requires a lot of work, or “going all in” as she puts it, along with patience, experimentation, and, of course, learning along the way.

Taking home the bronze is Priya Krishna from the New York Times who takes a deep dive into the world of the food and recipe publishing business, and explains why and how more and more authors in that niche are turning to self-publishing.

In fourth place we have Stacey Corrin who provides us with a gigantic list of forty different types of content ideas, perfect for any blog in any niche.

Finally, wrapping up our list today is Thom James Carter who writes a five-chapter blog post on the subject of digital storytelling, it’s lengthy history going back thousands of years, and how to utilize it to engage your audience and create an emotional connection with them.

Continue reading This Week in Blogging, Writing, and Content Creation: Oct 5 – Oct 11, 2019