Getting Ready for a Powerhouse 2017

Getting Ready for a Powerhouse 2017

Am I jumping the gun a little bit? 2016 is still right here, after all. Staring me in the face.

Let’s just call it getting a head start. On Monday, I launched a new series for the blog and the podcast … which I’m calling the 2017 Content Excellence Challenge.

It works like this: Every month, we get two prompts. One is creative (about becoming a better writer) and one is productive (about getting more work done).

We’ll take these prompts and turn them into habits … habits that support better and stronger content.

The Copyblogger FM podcast this week is about the Challenge as well, so you can pick text or audio. (Or both, if you’re into it.)

It’s about, to use Cal Newport’s phrase, getting so good they can’t ignore you. It’s about embracing change and growth and mastery, and being willing to put in the necessary work.

Careful, because I may burst into an inspirational song at some point here.

On Tuesday, Pamela Wilson helped us on our mission to Get Great by showing us how to coax your editorial brain and your creative brain to play nicely together.

And on Wednesday, Raubi Perilli outlined how to match content goals with measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) that allow us to see the results of all our hard content marketing work.

Thanks for reading and listening. I hope December is treating you well so far, and I’ll catch you next week …

— Sonia Simone

Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital

Catch up on this week’s content


here’s to a year of consistent improvementStart Your Engines: The 2017 Content Excellence Challenge Begins Now

by Sonia Simone


how to harness both sides of your writing brainHow to Invite Your Creative Angel and Devilish Editor to Help You Write

by Pamela Wilson


take aim to reach your content goalsA Strategic System that Produces Powerful Content Marketing Campaigns

by Raubi Perilli


Why Passion Matters More Than Skill When Launching a Membership SiteWhy Passion Matters More Than Skill When Launching a Membership Site

by Sean Jackson


Is It Okay to Alternate Between Monologues and Interviews?Is It Okay to Alternate Between Monologues and Interviews?

by Jerod Morris & Jon Nastor


Lessons on Business and Life from the ‘Zen Master of Marketing’Lessons on Business and Life from the ‘Zen Master of Marketing’

by Brian Clark & Jerod Morris


Get Ready Now for a Creative and Productive 2017Get Ready Now for a Creative and Productive 2017

by Sonia Simone


How Journalist and Bestselling Author of ‘The Revenge of Analog’ David Sax Writes: Part OneHow Journalist and Bestselling Author of ‘The Revenge of Analog’ David Sax Writes: Part One

by Kelton Reid


Creating Online Courses to Level Up from Freelance, with Carrie DilsCreating Online Courses to Level Up from Freelance, with Carrie Dils

by Brian Clark


Sonia Simone on the Productive Insights PodcastSonia Simone on the Productive Insights Podcast

by Caroline Early


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