It was tough to pick my ten favorites from 2018. I published over three-hundred stories this year. There are fan favorites and personal favorites in this list. I did not limit the list to the ten most popular though six of these did fall into the most popular category.
To everyone who read my work in 2018, thank you for giving me your attention. There’s no shortage of options in today’s world. I appreciate all of the reads, claps and comments.
I bet you don’t know the finer details of giving compliments. This story is a must-read.
Writing lessons from my copywriting days that are relevant to every form of writing.
I love headlines and stories that challenge conventional wisdom.
This Classic Marketing Lesson Is Flawed
The first piece of advice a mentor gave me eight years ago changed my view of marketing forever. He told me that…
Journaling is the basis of all my writing ideas and all my creativity. This how-to guide is my personal favorite.
How An“Experience Journal” Will Turbocharge Your Daily Writing And Ease Your Anxiety…
All You Need Is A $2.00 Notebook and 15 Minutes Before Bed
This story was a fan favorite. I didn’t think much of it when I published it. I re-read it after its initial success and changed my opinion.
How To Sharpen Your Decision Making Skills In Ten Minutes A Day
Like most parents, I encourage, if not force, my kids to eat healthy foods. But what is life without a few treats here…
I’m obsessed with creativity. I experiment with various exercises to sharpen and improve my creativity. These exercises have stood the test of time.
The Five Amazing Exercises To Elevate Your Creative Thinking Powers
One of my most important possessions is a $2.99 spiral notebook. I carry it with me wherever I go. It’s this notebook…
Another story that challenges conventional wisdom.
Why I Decided To Decrease My Productivity
And How It Led To Better Quality And Higher Quantity
Politics drove me to write this story. I try to stay away from politics but sometimes I cannot resist.
We Need More Dispassionate Voices
There’s no shortage of loud voices on both sides of the political landscape. They serve one of two purposes.
This story was misunderstood by some and cheered by others. I received a bit of hate mail from this story. Some folks didn’t get it. I don’t blame them. I’ve written several times, “It’s always the communicator’s responsibility to ensure their message is read and understood as intended.”
How To Create Pain And Sell More
Few things irritate me more than the slow drip bathroom sink faucet. It’s the single drip every ten seconds that drives…
I normally don’t like lists, but this story details the five different formulas I use to write five-hundred-words per day. The usefulness of this information makes it worthy of inclusion.
5 Formulas To Write 500 Words A Day
In November 2016, I embarked on a goal to write five hundred words per day, forever. No time limit. I learned a hard…
This story is recent and personal. I don’t have enough distance to evaluate it properly, so I’ve included it as number eleven on the list. The positive feedback has surprised me.