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Creative Self-Care to Keep Your Writing Mojo Strong…

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We content marketers are strategic types — but we’re creative as well, and that creative side needs nurturing. This week, we offered tips and practices for creative self-care, so you can keep producing extraordinary work. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman shared five unconventional ways to meet your deadlines — and banish ...

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10 Tips to Transform an Elusive Goal into a Doable Project…

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When you work with clients, their projects become your projects. And when you’re consumed with helping others achieve their big goals, you don’t have much time and energy to accomplish your own. Of course, it’s natural for your paid work to take priority. After all, there is rent to pay ...

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Snub Your Next Deadline and Read This Instead…

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“Creative people are flaky.” That statement gets my blood boiling a bit, but I do understand where the sentiment comes from. When distractions are useful in order to ultimately make insightful connections for your job, the line that separates work and goof-off time often gets blurred. And having frustrating experiences ...

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How to Meet (and Exceed) Your Creative Content Goals…

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Why is it so hard to produce good content? Because creative work is uniquely draining … and uniquely rewarding, too. Smart writers know that the right creative practices will keep you motivated and productive. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman talked about mastering the part of editing that has nothing to do ...

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10 Content Marketing Goals Worth Pursuing…

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Ever wonder why content marketing works so well for some businesses — but doesn’t seem to do anything at all for others? Curious about why some content that seems great doesn’t do anything to build a business? “Content is king” has been an online cliché for years now, but it’s ...

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How to Make Yourself Indispensable to a Creative Team…

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Yesterday, I mentioned the makings of a successful creative team that runs like a well-oiled machine. As the creative-strategic hybrid model becomes more pervasive in modern content marketing, there’s a great opportunity for creative people who produce outstanding work on demand. Whether you’re an employee of a company or a ...

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Master the Part of Editing that Has Nothing to Do with Grammar, S…

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If you want your content marketing team to run like a well-oiled machine, there’s one factor that matters more than anything else — and it’s often unspoken. It also contributes to your professional satisfaction. Can you guess what it is? It’s not strong communication. Although that’s clearly important too. It’s ...

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Seth Godin on the Future of Marketing…

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Well, I’m back in the United States from my family trip around the world. Although not officially home in Boulder, it’s time to get my podcast Unemployable fired up again. If you’re a regular listener of Unemployable, you likely know that already. If not, I hope you’ll check it out ...

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