This week in blogging, writing, and content creation: Dec 2 – Dec 8, 2017

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to the weekly round-up post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, writers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. 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 listicle blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our blog subscribers.

Here are this week’s (Dec 2 – Dec 8, 2017) most valuable posts from the /t/BES content creators community:

1. Bribes For Blogs: How Brands Secretly Buy Their Way Into Forbes, Fast Company, and HuffPost
“An Outline investigation found that contributors to prominent publications have taken payments in exchange for positive coverage. Very indepth and insightful piece by Jon Christian…”

2. Why You Need To Stop Giving A Shit About Going Viral
“The past day or two I’ve attempted to figure out what makes certain content go viral. I have a good grasp on the matter already, but I realized something.. I’ve never had an article with over 1,000 fans. Never…”

3. A Hacker Writes a Children’s Book
“Editor’s Note: This is a post mortem of my experience writing, publishing and marketing a children’s book about programming. The essay was written from notes taken over the course of the 10 months working on the book…”

4. Cheer Up… There’s Only One Wrong Way To Write
“It’s so obvious that you’re going to get mad at me when you read it. But it’s true. There is only one wrong way to write. It’s deceptive in its simplicity, and it will let you and your excuses off the hook…”

5. Patreon’s New Service Fee Spurs Concern That Creators Will Lose Patrons
“Patreon announced a new service fee policy that it says will help creators keep more money, but many are worried because they believe it will instead discourage their patrons from pledging…”

That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions (14 more) here.

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