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’s 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.