Nicole Dieker

Nicole Dieker

I'm a freelance writer & blogger.

I'm a freelance writer, copywriter, & blogger. Senior editor at The Billfold, contributor to The Write Life, The Freelancer, The Content Strategist, Popular Science, and more.

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The Billfold

The Economics of Stardew Valley

It's the best adulthood simulator I've ever played.

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The Content Strategist

Infographic: Why Social Media Is the Future of Hiring

Does your hiring process have a case of the Mondays?

Popular Science

Is 'Hamilton' The Musical The Most Addicting Album Ever?

Can you say no to this, or will you be back, like before, popping in your earbuds because you will never be satisfied?

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What it's like to take a 36-hour sleeper train from LA to Seattle ...

“We are going to have an adventure,” I wrote. Then I sent Mike a Facebook sticker of a sailor and a mermaid sharing a bottle of Champagne.


9 holiday experiences in Seattle you shouldn't miss

From the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s brand new performance of the Nutcracker to awaiting the arrival of the Christmas Ship, here are some of my favorite things to do in the city over the holidays.

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The Billfold

The Economics of Neko Atsume

The first thing you need to understand is that the cats have won.

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The Secret to Success is Working on the Right Thing

Here’s the advice I would give: You have to be willing to work hard. You have to be persistent. You have to develop your talent and your connections. But—most of all—you have to be working on the right thing .

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How to Write Click-Worthy Blog Headlines Without Resorting to Clickbait

No matter what goals you have for your content marketing, you need to be able to write headlines that get clicked.


Helicopter Parents Learn College Is Time For A Landing

Freshman year is a time of transition—and one of the biggest transitions has to do with the parent-child relationship.

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The Billfold

I Went to the New Amazon Books Store

It was pretty much exactly what I expected, actually. A comfortable, well-organized, well-lit bookstore focusing on popular titles while simultaneously highlighting the popularity of these titles.

The Content Strategist

Infographic: Why Millennials Love Video Marketing

Recent research from Animoto shows that Generation Y is primed to spend more than $200 billion annually starting in 2017, and that video marketing plays a starring role when it comes to influencing what they buy.

Popular Science

What Happens If the Curiosity Rover Finds Life on Mars?

If NASA’s water announcement has you pondering, “what happens if we find life on Mars?” you’re one giant leap ahead of yourself. You should be thinking “what do we have to do before we start looking?”

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Fans, Fiction, and Representation: A New Hope

We're making progress and mistakes simultaneously.

How to Speed Up Your Computer and Make It Last Longer

Want Your Laptop to Last Longer? Try These 8 Life-Extending Strategies.

The Content Strategist

Infographic: How to Build the Perfect YouTube Channel — Strategist

If you’re hoping to snag a young audience, you need to be on YouTube.