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Sunday Serial: 6 Blog Posts to Start your Week off Right

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First off, I want to thank each and every one of you for stopping by and reading this blog. I’m lucky to be a writer who blogs because unlike writers of fiction and epic novels that are published in a static journal or book, you and I get to speak to each other if we want to. I get to share my thoughts and perspective with you, and you, if you choose, get to share yours. No writer has ever had this direct-line to his or her readers before.

For that, I want to thank you.

6 Blog Posts to Start Your Week off Right

It has been an enormous week and I’ve spent most of the weekend with my head down, recovering. And while I’m really getting into the flow of writing and blogging once a day, I want to take some time to share. So allow me to introduce the Sunday Serial, a weekly installment of the top blogs, articles, and essays that I read over the past week. Enjoy!

The Rookie Mistake that’s Holding You Back by Alexander Heyne on ProBlogger

Read this because: You are a blogger, an aspiring blogger, or someone who gets trapped in the rabbit hole of the Internet and need advice about how to manage your own projects.

Bonus material: Milk the Pigeon is one of my favorite blogs these days. I have no idea how I came across it, but it’s awesome. You should read his posts there, too.

Can you say much in 500 Words? Essays vs. Blogs by Scott Berkun

Read this because: You loved my post, 500 Words or Less, and you’re dying to figure out the difference between a blog, an essay, and if you’re doing it right.

Why Luck Has Nothing To Do With It by Natasha Murashev on Forbes

Read this because: You’re ambitious and you hate the ‘L’ word. You know that there is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man or woman who didn’t have an army of support behind him or her. It takes guts, a team, and a lot of hard work to be successful.

It’s Okay If You Suck At This. Otherwise Called, “Permission to Suck.” by Ashley Ambirge on The Middle Finger Project

Read this because: You’re vulnerable, afraid that you’re doing it all wrong, and are dying for someone to tell you exactly what you’re thinking; that’s where Ashley Ambirge steps in.

Don’t worry: That post has a happy ending.

Revisiting Secret Ingredients: The Story of How I Closed My First Startup by Kate Walling

Read this because: You want to know what it’s like to close a business, and why you shouldn’t be afraid to quit if the choice and time is right.

How to Read Virtual Body Language in Email by Steve Tobak on CBS News

Read this because: You put too many smiley faces in your email and you want to know if that short email your boss sent you last week really meant that she was mad at you.

Bonus: You’ll never write email the same way again. You’re welcome.

Read on and enjoy!

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