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Introducing the Writer’s Knowledge Base Newsletter

By Mike Fleming (@hiveword) on March 2, 2011 8:05 pm

As you know, the Writer’s Knowledge Base (WKB) is a searchable collection of links to great articles about writing. The purpose of the WKB is to:

  1. Enable writers to find great content that matches their needs
  2. Expose great bloggers to a wider audience

The obvious way to achieve those goals is to have people go to the website and search. They’ll get the content they seek and, hopefully, discover and follow the bloggers that provided the information they needed. It works and it’s a rather personal experience.

Elizabeth and I decided to try to extend the reach of the WKB via a free newsletter. It helps to achieve our goals in a new way — namely, through “push technology.” OK, email if you must. The newsletter will bring the best of the WKB to your inbox every month. We plan on having “best of” lists but most importantly we’re going to interview a top blogger each month and profile a random one, as well.

Here’s what you can expect in the first issue:

  1. Our featured blogger is Jason Black of Plot to Punctuation. In his interview he provides great advice that will help you up your game.
  2. Our randomly selected blogger is Michael Hyatt from Intentional Leadership. He’s a mover and a shaker.
  3. The top 12 most popular links from February
  4. The top 10 most popular links on the web from February

That fourth one is interesting. Of the links added to the WKB in February, this list ranks the best-performing ones as determined by readers from around the web. Meaning, outside of the WKB. It’s very possible that this list will be different from the most popular links in WKB searches. Let’s just consider this a little WKB secret sauce, shall we? 😉

The first newsletter comes out this Saturday, March 5th. You can sign up for it at http://writerskb.com/newsletter. It’s free, of course, and you can unsubscribe at any time. We hope you’ll give it a try.