WordPress Block Editor: The Ultimate Gutenberg Guide (2019)

WordPress Block Editor: The Ultimate Gutenberg Guide (2019)

Here’s the deal:

If you’re new to the WordPress block editor, or if you’re looking for an easy-to-read resource you can reference as needed, you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, we’re going to walk you through the ins and outs of the block editor (aka “Gutenberg”) — what it is, how it differs from the classic editor, and how to use it.

Let’s jump in.

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Blog Comments in 2019: How to Write Good Comments That Stand Out

Blog Comments in 2019: How to Write Good Comments That Stand Out

Blog comments are a relic from a bygone era.

That’s the word on the street, isn’t it?

In its heyday, a blog comment was powerful. Write good comments and they could land you on the radar of a popular blogger — the kind of super-connected influencer who could accelerate your success.

But that was then, right?

Today, readers have turned to Facebook and Instagram for their commenting fix. Spammers have taken over. And, as a result, some blog owners have done what would’ve once been unthinkable: turned off their comments.

So, game over. Blog comments are dead. Stick a fork in them.

Right?

Not so fast.

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31 Writing Podcasts You’ve GOT to Hear (Best of 2019)

31 Writing Podcasts You’ve GOT to Hear (Best of 2019)

This post is for writers.

Authors of fiction and non-fiction. Freelancers and copywriters. Bloggers and content creators.

We all need information to help us hone our craft, we all crave inspiration when we’re feeling blocked, and we’re all short on time.

It’s no wonder writing podcasts have exploded in popularity the last few years — they’re convenient, portable, and packed with valuable insights.

But with hundreds of great podcasts for writers to choose from, in niches covering everything from self-publishing to freelancing, which podcasts should you listen to, and where do you even start?

Right here.

Because we’ve done the hard work for you.

We’ve listened to over 80 hours of different episodes from around the world to compile this epic list of the best writing podcasts.

It’s the largest, most-definitive guide of its kind, and we’ve organized it to help you answer the only question that matters:

Which podcasts are right for me?

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How to Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Make Your Writing Flow (with Examples)

How to Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Make Your Writing Flow (with Examples)
Transitional words and transitional phrases keep readers glued to the page by evoking curiosity or hinting something important is coming. They’re effective, and today you’re going to learn all about them.

 
Some writers seem to have a magic touch…

One minute you’re reading their introduction, and before you know it you’ve reached the end of their post.

Their content reads so smoothly, it’s almost impossible to stop.

How do they do it?

Well, it isn’t magic.

Great writers are meticulous about making each sentence flow seamlessly into the next. They understand how important it is for readers to have a smooth reading experience, and they remove anything that could cause friction.

In short: they use transitional phrases.

Today, you’ll learn how to use them. But first, let’s examine why they’re so important.
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Evergreen Content 2.0: Timeless Posts People Will Actually Remember

Evergreen Content 2.0: Timeless Posts People Will Actually Remember

“Create evergreen content that will always be relevant,” the experts say.

And so you do.

You think of an idea and spend days writing, tweaking, and perfecting every ageless, enduring syllable.

You’re certain you have a winning post on your hands — the kind of evergreen content that can stand the test of time and be spoken of with reverence years later by adoring fans who name their firstborn after you.

But inevitably, after its initial wave of popularity subsides, your masterpiece disappears into the background as newer and newer posts pop up.

Instead of standing the test of time, your timeless content is forgotten.

And the only adoring fan willing to name their firstborn after you is your spouse.

So, what the heck’s happening?

Are the experts wrong? Is evergreen content overrated?

Well, here’s the thing…
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