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.