The Bold and the Stressful: Smart Ways to Make a Big Move

The Bold and the Stressful: Smart Ways to Make a Big Move

Sometimes, you just have to muster your courage and do something Big. It might mean making a brave statement with your content, or creating a splash by launching something new and amazing.

On Monday, Brian Clark shared a strategy for telling a more gripping story by using the framing power of contrast. And he showed off an example, with a nifty animation video about our StudioPress Sites. One warning: This isn’t a technique for the wishy-washy. Use it when you have something bold to say.

On Tuesday, guest writer Cheryl Tan (who happens to be one of our Certified Content Marketers) let us know how we can get over our nervousness around creating video. She includes a way you can jump right into the deep end of video production — without getting overwhelmed.

And on Wednesday, Jerod Morris talked all the reasons he loves his favorite bold content strategy — broadcasting his podcast recordings live. Working without a net can be scary, but it also brings some great rewards.

Of course, sometimes the flip side of boldness can be a pile of stress. On Copyblogger FM, I talked about five techniques for managing stress when it comes up, so you can protect your creative productivity.

On the Sites podcast, Jerod Morris explained how to avoid the mega stress of making a terrible WordPress plugin decision. You think I’m exaggerating, but hacked sites and horrible user experience can definitely redline your blood pressure — and they’re much easier to prevent than they are to fix.

And on The Digital Entrepreneur, Sean Jackson interviewed Chris Silver Smith of Argent Media about terrible, horrible, no good, very bad online reviews — and how to address them without feeding the trolls.

That’s the content for this week — hope you have a bold (and not at all stressful) weekend!

— Sonia Simone
Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital

Catch up on this week’s content


quick copy tipSupercharge Your Benefits with Contrast Storytelling

by Brian Clark


you don’t need to fit a mold to be successful on camera. You don’t have to be anybody but yourselfA Quick-Start Guide to Video Content: Become Confident on Camera in 5 Steps

by Cheryl Tan


Fortune favors the bold. And podcasters bold enough to broadcast live will experience a unique set of benefitsWhy I Love Broadcasting My Podcast Recordings Live

by Jerod Morris


How to Handle Negative Online ReviewsHow to Handle Negative Online Reviews

by Sean Jackson


5 Ways to Manage a Stress-Induced Creative Slump5 Ways to Manage a Stress-Induced Creative Slump

by Sonia Simone


5 Questions to Help You Avoid a Catastrophic Plugin Decision5 Questions to Help You Avoid a Catastrophic Plugin Decision

by Jerod Morris


How Data Journalist & Author of ‘Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve’ Ben Blatt Writes: Part OneHow Data Journalist & Author of ‘Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve’ Ben Blatt Writes: Part One

by Kelton Reid


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