The Best of Copyblogger: 2016 Edition

The year of the rollercoaster is nearly finished, and, as we usually do around this time, I wanted to pull together some of my favorite posts for you.
This collection of posts (and a single podcast) is a celebration of the writers who worked hard every week to teach, inspire, and entertain us — and it’s also a bit of a manifesto for what we want 2017 to be.
Our vision for 2017 is:

The year of the individual voice
The year of community
The year of the real, human writer

Here are some of my favorite Copyblogger posts from 2016, starting with just one podcast episode …
The Return of the Blog
Brian Clark wrapped up the Unemployable podcast for 2016 joined by Darren Rowse, our old, dear friend and someone who epitomizes ethical, human-focused authority.
Darren and Brian talk about how “business blogging” became “content marketing,” about what we might have lost along the way, and about how to get that back again:
Blogging is Back, with Darren Rowse
Paying the bills, bills, bills
Copyblogger has always been a site for writers, and we hold a special place in our hearts for the freelancer — the early pioneers of the “gig economy,” who live on that fascinating edge where stress turns into freedom.
Here’s just a small sampling of posts we ran this year on how to make a better living creating words.
If you want to generate some business with your content, first you have to generate some traffic:
5 Ways to Get More Traffic with

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