It doesn’t feel any different than any other day, even though I am focused on the past.
I’m asking myself questions, questions about what I was thinking when I wrote the posts and why I wrote them. Some of the posts are fairly good, some are not. Some are similar to the posts I have recently published, especially the one about Social Media Policy, others are completely different, I’m thinking about posts like She turns me on.
The reason I’m looking at old blog posts
It’s refreshing. I like to look at the past in order to improve. I have thought about deleting some of them, because a lot has changed during the years. It’s not just the way I write. The reason I’m writing has changed. How I look at life and business has changed. But, reading them makes me realize that things are improving.
It’s soothing. It’s not always as bad as I think. I’m looking at the old posts and I’m thinking that it was a different time and a different setting. It’s not just about improving, but to share or repurpose the old posts that I still find interesting. I’m thinking about posts like I promised her something she would never forget.
How I am doing it
At the moment, I’m looking through my archives and finding posts to share. I’m not sharing everything by using a plugin. I could have automated the process, but I want to be in 100% control.
I’m sharing old posts via CoSchedule.
That’s it. I haven’t improved them. I haven’t edited a single word. I just want them to be read (again).
Repurposing the old
The next step might be to create something new, and convert old into different (and better). It shouldn’t be that hard to turn old blog posts into:
- a whitepaper
- a guide
- a video
- a podcast
- a webinar
… with a little help from my friends.
But, I’m asking myself why should I repurpose old blog posts?
I’ve just now started to share old blog posts. I haven’t tried to convert them into something different. It sounds like a good thing, and it might not be that difficult either.
Are you sharing your old blog posts?
Have you converted old blog posts into a whitepaper, a guide, slideshare, an infographic, a video, a podcast, a webinar, or something else?