Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Sep 16, 2016

We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.

Newsy and Resourceful

Whova: 21 Commonly Missed Event Planning Checklist Details
“for you new event organizers, and those of you wanting a refresher, here are some things that are commonly forgotten, but crucial, in an event planning checklist”(read)

Contently: The Pros, Cons, and Costs of the Top 5 DIY Infographic Tools
“infographics are 30 times more likely to be read than a text article, which makes them an attractive option for media companies and corporate clients desperate for eyeballs” (read)

Jon Yablonski: Designers Guide to Web Performance Optimization
“Performance is one of the biggest issues we face on The Web today. As the weight of the average page continues to rise, discussion around performance on most web teams quickly descends into the realm of development optimization.” (read)

Buffer on Medium: 53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts
“Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?” (read)


The Awl: Seven Years as a Freelance Writer, or, How To Make Vitamin Soup
“Whenever a friend loses his staff job at a magazine or newspaper, his ensuing panic reminds me that they put all their eggs in one basket and that I am cushioned because I have my eggs spread across so many baskets (which is a different kind of panic). Freelancing has great rewards, but trajectory is not really one of them.” (read)

99U: The 5 Types of Personal Projects (And How You Can Justify Pursuing Them)
“Side projects aren’t a waste of time, as long as you undertake the right ones.” (read)

Hubspot: 7 Ways You’re Letting Guilt Sabotage Your Work
“Many of us accept that as common sense — overwork = underproductive. So why do we continue to self-sabotage and feel bad about the time we don’t spend getting things done?” (read)

Inc: The Zappos Way of Managing
“Hsieh is widely regarded as one of the most innovative Internet marketers of all time.” (read)

A Little Levity 🙂

Kickstarter: Fidget Cube: A Vinyl Desk Toy
“We believe that the way we look at fidgeting needs to change. This behavior isn’t one that should continue to be stigmatized and mocked as unbecoming or inappropriate. We are passionate about the idea that fidgeting is a process that, with the right tools and outlet, can have positive and real-life applications.” (read / learn more)

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Content Director, FreshBooks Jane Flanagan is the Content Director at FreshBooks. Follow her on Twitter @seenandsaid.