Well, that was quite a year.
Chaos and pandemics aside, I managed to write at least an article a week this year, send out 52 issues of my For The Interested newsletter, launch and share 26 resources through This Is How I Do It, and even published The Secrets of Successful Creators.
I couldn’t have done it without the generous attention, support, and inspiration of my readers so THANK YOU for everything.
Here are the 20 most popular articles I wrote this year in reverse order for full dramatic countdown effect!
“You don’t need a big budget, you need a big story.”
“Your ideal audience aren’t the ONLY people who will consume or purchase what you make, they’re the ones MOST LIKELY to do so.”
“When you focus on a single platform you’re better able to connect with people there on a one-to-one basis and that’s ultimately how you grow your following as opposed to just broadcasting a bunch of stuff to the “masses” who most likely aren’t paying attention.”
“Singular focus is hard at first, but doing it for even a little bit can be addictive (because it feels great).”
“Base your goals on output instead of outcome.”
“Give people a reason to like, share, or engage with your tweet even if they DON’T click through and read the article.”
“The idea that there’s not enough time in the day is a lie.”
“Fill in the blanks of this statement and let it guide your social media strategy: I help [TARGET AUDIENCE] solve [PROBLEM/CHALLENGE] by sharing [INFO/SOLUTIONS] with them on social media.”
“You’re more likely to struggle when asked to draw something than when asked to draw something specific.”
“A newsletter for everyone will be ignored by everyone.”
“Every skill you have is a compilation of other skills.”
“The easier it is to say no, the more likely you are to do so.”
“A collection of links to articles that will help you figure out how to write better emails, manage your emails and inbox, and use email as a sales and networking tool.”
“Rather than charge for extra issues or bonus content, create a newsletter that offers a different take on a complementary/related subject that your free subscribers will want to access.”
“The newsletters I most often recommend if you’re looking to learn how to grow your audience and career.”
“A collection of links to newsletter tips you’ll find helpful as you launch, grow, and monetize your newsletter.”
“No matter who your target audience is, they’ll appreciate — and share — a great piece of advice about how to save time, effort, or money.”
“A collection of links to Twitter tips to help you figure out what to tweet, get more followers, and get more value out of the platform.”
“Honesty is a communication hack because people so rarely hear it.”
“Eliminate 20% of the words you wrote to make your draft 100% better.”
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