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.
So without further ado, here are this week’s (Oct 12 – Oct 18, 2019) most valuable posts from the /t/BES creatives community:
? 1. Flash Is Responsible for the Internet’s Most Creative Era
“A new book highlighting the visual evolution of web design paints a picture of a risk-taking creative culture that hasn’t been quite the same since Steve Jobs stuck a knife into Flash.”
? 2. 6 Ways To Stay Productive In A Creative Slump
“Every creative person encounters times where we’re not feeling creative at all. Macy Thornhill shares ways to support yourself to get past the natural blocks and slumps that come with the creative life.”
? 3. The Definitive Guide To Pinterest Hashtags
“With more and more people coming to the realisation that #’s finally have a place on Pinterest, it is inevitable that they’re going to become just as important to your marketing strategy as keywords are.”
4. 26 Blog Title Examples That Get High Organic Search CTRs
“While your blog post may end up ranking on the first page in Google, it’s possible that you won’t get as many clicks as you’re expecting. Why? The headline of your blog post could be to blame.”
5. One Neat Trick to Writing Great Mystery Plots
“The perfect detective story cannot be written,” he said. “The type of mind which can evolve the perfect problem is not the type of mind that can produce the artistic job of writing.”
That’s all folks! You can view all the rest of the community’s top submissions here.
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