The Best of the Wordsmithie Blog: 2015

We’ve been around the block a few times, as our fearless leader and founder declared a few weeks ago in a post celebrating Wordsmithie’s fifth anniversary. With so much experience behind our distributed team, we know what we’re talking (or writing) about, which is why we want you to have as many chances to read our words of wisdom as possible.

Here are the top five posts, based on site traffic, to the blog in the last year. This is a great combination of strategy, writing, design and branding pieces that represent the best of the Wordsmithie blog.

Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? Worse yet, are you a procrastinator who waits until the very last minute to get started? This combination is never good, but our Chief Strategy Officer learned how to overcome it- by writing a novel. Sound like an interesting way to overcome writer’s block and procrastination? We thought so, too…quite novel, in fact.

For the more graphically-minded, this post is a great read. Its dedicated to gathering inspiration from numerous (and sometimes unlikely) sources when it comes to the design, rather than the writing, process. Get your design on now.

And if you’re a maven for inspiration, you’ll want to find out what podcasts we like (or, let’s be honest, love). From marketing to writing and back again, we’ve got a recommendation for everyone who reads our blog regularly.

Speaking of listening, let’s write about speaking! Our resident e-learning specialist comes up with amazing gems about presentation and thought leadership. Her best post covers how to get over niggling fears of public speaking to speak like a pro.

Part of the writing process is learning about what our clients are all about. Sometimes, especially for our cross-cultural and translation arms, this can be an especially challenging task. Our creative director wrote a genius piece about how to translate brand messages across languages and cultures– as he puts it, the devil is in the details.

Five years, about 50 posts, and many happy clients. That’s what all these pieces encapsulate: the building of a thought leader in the writing industry, based in the Silicon Valley, with a team as widespread and diverse as the topics here in this post.

Watch this space for even more great content, out every week.

ABOUT Khaleelah Jones

Khaleelah Jones is a digital marketing consultant who has worked with tech startups, educational institutions and non-profits on acquisition and engagement strategy, implementation and KPI modeling. When she’s not working, she can be found reading, writing, pontificating history, yoga-ing and making up verbs.