Ladies and gentlemen: It's time to get inspired. It's time to push the boundaries, to flex your creative muscle, and -- to quote a (slightly crazy) friend -- to become a content creation "monster beast." (Don't worry, that's a good thing.)
Attaining monster beast status isn't easy. First off, you need to be prolific. Think Mozart: the dude composed more than 600 works in his 35-year lifespan! But quantity is by no means the most important factor here. While Mozart's fame is derived in part from his prolific nature, he's more famous for the quality of his symphonies, sonatas, operas, and concertos.
To help you become said monster beast, we've highlighted some Inbound Hub blog articles from the past week that can help. So, throw on Serenade No. 13 (my favorite), read through the posts below, and soak up some content creation inspiration.
35 Free Templates to Make Content Creation Faster & Easier
This just in! "Writing" and "creating content" are NOT synonyms. Ebooks, infographics, press releases, SlideShare presentations, and other popular content formats require more than just typing some text. To help you out with the design- and layout-side of things, we've put together these 35 free content creation templates.
10 of the Most Stylish Facebook Cover Photos You've Ever Seen
If one of these beautiful Facebook cover photos passed you on the street, you'd probably stop in your tracks, turn your head, and deliver a Looney Tunes-esque whistle of approval. Alright, that reaction might be a bit over the top (not to mention inappropriate). But by reviewing these stellar cover photo examples, you can see how businesses are using beautiful design to attract and engage social media users.
Marketing Heroes of the Week: British Airways, Coca-Cola
Over on our new Up and to the Right section, Dan Lyons has rounded up some of the biggest marketing wins (and trainwrecks) from the past week. A perfect post for getting caught up on the latest marketing news items, this week's edition includes a "magical" British Airways billboard as well as an ad-suspending act of charity from Coca-Cola. Learn more in the insightful post.
9 Reasons No One Is Reading Your Blog
Can you think of anything worse than spending a ton of time and energy writing post after post, only to discover that no one is reading your blog? Just as I suspected: You can't think of a single thing that's worse (because not being able to engage people with your content is the WORST). Don't worry. Read this recent post and you'll be able to diagnose the cause of your no-blog-reader-itis in no time.
Top Five Insights Shaping the Future of Sales From Dreamforce 2013
Dreamforce 2013 has officially come to a close. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has relinquished his microphone, some 135,000 attendees have all returned home, and Alec Baldwin has gone back to his day job: yelling obscenities at the paparazzi. Didn't make it to the event? We've summarized the most important takeaways from Dreamforce 2013 in this post.
What was the most interesting thing you learned this week on Inbound Hub? What do you want to see more of? Leave your feedback in the comments!
Originally published Dec 1, 2013 8:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017