Starter’s Guide To Writing: Recycling Old Stuff

An article written by Lee Sonogan

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Note: Contents of the article will feature on ENTERTAINMENT CULTURE ONLINE under the book You, Will, Have Style When You Write One Million Words: UNGROOVYGORDS Advanced Guide For Creative Writing (First Draft) done in parts.

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers, Television Personality

For the sake of writers either in a defined niche or has been posting for years may know recycling older content into new is one of the best strategies to never receive the dreaded writer’s block. Forcing yourself to type the same thing over seemly feeling like what is written sounds too similar to the other, creativity can only get you so far. Within revising older content there may be fresh new concepts you have already established worthy to implement into whatever produced or new smaller to bigger projects to potentially commit to.

Firstly if you want to revisit your history and develop from it, conjunctions towards something else that fills you with inspiration has so many benefits from the original source material. For blogging, it boosts your Search engine Optimization while providing you metadata. Publishing it on the hundreds of other platforms these days or even maybe a simple throwback repost just remade.

Ways to create on the same topic but in a different category

  • Something similar to published content that got some sort of a reaction
  • Expand on existing
  • Republish guest posts into an updated form of media
  • Start a daily/weekly email series
  • Share on all assortments of social media and websites/forums
  • Consider a digital magazine
  • Infographics, slideshows, presentations
  • ebooks, self-publishing
  • Follow-ups/Recaps
  • video series/Podcast
  • Host a webinar
  • probably much more ideas

Quoting Selma Jakni ‘Create less promote more’ means it may be one half to consistent works of the word to gain any sort of value or attention. Completing on all the time and effort in the long run though becomes easier that connects ideas already known to you by their context.

When writing start piling up, there is an incentive to finish it if you find something willing to grow. Bringing a new life into the world is a challenge for any author of the hypothetical pen. Gather energy from why you wrote something and saved it and then reflect its light pushing you forward. A sheer imitation of the previous should not be overlooked and forever forgotten is my overall point of this article

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fuller, Historian

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