Hello and welcome back to the Round-Up!
So after 10 years, Monica Lewinsky broke her silence to Vanity Fair. Why now? According to Lewinsky, she’s trying “to get involved with efforts on behalf of victims of online humiliation and harassment and to start speaking on this topic in public forums.” Although the internet was still in its infancy in 1998, Lewinsky was one of the first people to really feel the global wrath of the technology age when The Drudge Report went viral with her story.
First of all, can you believe the Lewinsky scandal broke before the internet was really a thing? Second of all, how old do you feel right now? And thirdly, can you imagine how insane it would have been if today’s gossip blogs and twitter users were around back then to gossip and tweet about it? Imagine no more (caution: strong language in that link). This is a great cause for her to get involved with, so bravo for her, and bravo for Vanity Fair for calling attention to it.
Now on to the Round-Up!
In Content Marketing News: This is a really entertaining piece comparing Santa to content marketers. It’s like Christmas in May!
In Creativity News: Hey memoir writers- how are your memoirs coming along? It can be especially easy to get stuck on this particular writing project since you’re, by definition, so close to the story. Get unstuck now.
In Creativity Vs Productivity News: Ever notice how nobody has “time” to be creative anymore? For many of us, taking time to think about a project is time wasted when we could be working on that project (or a million other things on our to-do lists).
Who agrees this is a wonky way to budget time?
All those who raised their hands, click here.
Those who are shaking their heads, click here.
(Spoiler alert: I linked to the same article twice.)
And In Everyone’s a Critic News: Read these nine delightful book reviews by children. They say what we’re all thinking.
Example: “This was a good book but it didn’t make much sense.” (Right on.) Click to find out which book this was in reference to.
Here’s our best stuff from last week
Lolcats Versus the Organic Image: What’s Better for Your Brand
Malapropisms: A Comedy of Verbiage Abuses for Article Writers
When Good Social Media Campaigns Go Bad
Fantasy Sports: How to Separate Yourself From the Pack
(Actually, I would have loved to list every post from the last seven days. Seriously, writers, you guys were amazing this week.)
And a big thanks to BostInno for including us in their article on finding jobs!
Charlotte Garden is charge of all the blog content at WriterAccess. A voracious consumer of all things trending, note-worthy and ridiculous, when she’s not working on the internet, you’ll find her playing around on the internet.