Happy new year! I hope your holidays were good and that you’ve managed to re-find some semblance of your routine. (Or maybe even some cool new routines.)
On Tuesday this week, Stefanie Flaxman gave us seven ideas for how to thrill your boss, editor, or clients with your writing professionalism.
And on Wednesday, Brian Clark joined me to talk about one of the core ideas that drives Copyblogger — that combination of “killer” (effective strategist and technologist) and “poet” (graceful and skilled wordsmith). As David Ogilvy wrote in Ogilvy on Advertising, “If you are both killer and poet, you get rich.”
We love it when writers get rich, and we’re going to have a lot more to say about that as 2018 moves forward!
The podcasts are still on their holiday hiatus, but we do have one for you if you missed it after Christmas: StudioPress founder Brian Gardner on WordPress trends to keep an eye on for 2018.
And if you’re looking for a little more, I slipped two unofficial posts onto the blog last week.
One’s about designing a process to support your creative productivity. This is the single “hack” I find the most useful to get more work done: How to Build a Trusted Framework that Expands Your Content Creativity.
And the other helps you start thinking about all the different pieces that make up a solid content strategy: How to Connect the Dots that Can Make You a Star.
We’ll catch you with a full schedule of content next week!
Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital
Catch up on this week’s content
7 Ways for Thoughtful Writers to Wow Their Editors, Clients, and Bosses
by Stefanie Flaxman
Three Killer Skills Professional Writers Need to Succeed in 2018
by Brian Clark & Sonia Simone
How to Build a Trusted Framework that Expands Your Content Creativity
by Sonia Simone
How to Connect the Dots that Can Make You a Star
by Sonia Simone
WordPress Design Trends for 2018
by Sean Jackson