It’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S.!
My creative output this week will be mainly culinary — I’ve got three kinds of pie to bake tomorrow, plus all of the other fun things we’ll have on the table. So this week is a short one for you.
On Monday, the editorial team got together to talk about a problem we all face sometimes — what to do when you’re totally out of writing ideas. We’ve got eight writers weighing in with their favorite tips, tricks, and strategies for refilling that creative well.
On Tuesday, Brian Gardner officially announced our “Black Friday” (“Really Dark Gray Tuesday?”) sale on our StudioPress premium WordPress themes. If your WordPress site could use a little makeover, this is a great time to pick up a shiny new theme — or you could use your discount to get all the StudioPress themes by picking up a Pro Plus Pack.
Over on Copyblogger FM, I talked a little bit about formal gratitude practices. While I love these in theory, when I actually do them, I often find they can feel shallow or artificial. I shared some related practices that I’ve found more meaningful — as well as a resource on how to navigate that weird gratitude conversation around the Thanksgiving table.
On the Sites podcast, Sean Jackson interviewed Joost de Valk — the creator of the Yoast SEO plugin — to talk about WordPress SEO today and how he sees its future.
And don’t miss the first part of Kelton Reid’s series on how to make a living as a pro content writer over on The Writer Files.
— Sonia Simone
Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital
Catch up on this week’s content
How to Find a Juicy Writing Idea When Your Creative Well Has Run Dry
by Sonia Simone
Black Friday Sale: Huge Savings on StudioPress Premium WordPress Themes
by Brian Gardner
How to Cultivate a More Meaningful Gratitude Practice
by Sonia Simone
An Interview with @Yoast on the Future of WordPress SEO
by Sean Jackson
How to Make a Living as a Pro Content Writer: Part One
by Kelton Reid