There’s a lot of great content out there, and it can be difficult to know what to read sometimes.
In this blog post, I’ve rounded-up the ten best blog posts I read during 2014 about writing and creativity.
Here they are:
- The Only 6 Posts Worth Writing (and How to Totally Nail Each One): In this post, the editor of Boost Blog Traffic, Glen Long, explains the six most important types of blog posts and how to write each one. This post is so helpful that I’ve saved it in Evernote and I refer to it regularly when I’m stuck.
27 Copywriting Formulas That Grab Readers’ Attention: Blogging and copywriting have a lot in common. Both types of writing require you to tell stories that captivate your readers or fans. In this post, Kevan Lee of Buffer provides 27 proven copywriting formulas. You can use any of these to write an introduction to your next blog post.
THE Backlinking Strategy That Works – 2014 and Beyond Edition: In this guest post for Smart Passive Income, Brian Dean of Backlinko.com explains how to write ‘WOW’ content and then encourage others to link to it. I’ve made it one of my goals to write more content that fulfils his criteria in 2015.
Master This Copywriting Formula to Dominate Any Social Media Platform: If you’re an online writer, you must read Copyblogger. In this post Demian Farnsworth explains what the Problem-Agitate-Solve formula is and how it can be applied to almost any type of writing.
“Write Drunk, Edit Sober” Is Bad Advice: Jeff Goins is a non-fiction writer and blogger I admire. In this elegant post he unpacks the myth that there’s a positive relationship between drunkenness and creativity.
The Best Apps for Any Kind of Writing: Lifehacker is my go-to reference website for productivity and technology advice. In this post, Thorin Klosowski explains what apps writers should use and when.
Are You Making These Mistakes? 5 Guest Post Pitches to Avoid: Writing guest posts for others is a great way of marketing your blog and your writing. In this post, Write to Done editor Vinita Zutshi explains the types of mistakes bloggers commonly make when they send a pitch.
How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible: Do you have trouble balancing writing with other professional commitments? In this post Danny Schreiber explains why Microsoft program manager Scott Hanselman advocates “dropping the ball”, conserving your keystrokes and getting rid of psychic weight.
9 Indie Publishing Lessons We Learned in 2014. Should writers blog? Do you need to market your work? Indie author and podcaster Johnny B. Truant answers theses questions and more in this insightful post.
The Lion’s Gate, Fighting Resistance And Mental Toughness For Writers With Steven Pressfield: Joanna Penn is an indie author and podcaster. In this
blog postpodcast, she interviews a personal hero: Steven Pressfield the author of the The War of Art. Required listening for anyone who struggles with this craft
Writing Spaces: Where 9 Famous Creatives Do Their Best Work: I’m always fascinated to see where past masters of the craft lived and worked. In this post, Carrie Smith posts pictures of the writing places of Jane Austin, Mark Twain and Virginia Woolf amongst others.
This Daily Journaling Workflow Keeps Me Productive: I’m a big believer in the power of journal writing, and it’s fascinating to see how others approach this writing practice. In this post, mobile marketer Greg Hickman provides a step-by-step guide to how he keeps a journal.
Have I missed anything? What were your favourite posts about writing or creativity during 2014? Please share them in the comments section below.