Every day, usually toward the end of the day, I write at least one article that doesn’t quite come together the way I expected. Maybe the title doesn’t fit. That’s an easy fix. Maybe I took it in the wrong direction. Maybe I sound like an exhausted, babbling idiot. Maybe the whole thing comes off like a bunch of bologna. Whatever the reason, I never completely trash bad content. Here’s some of the things I do instead.
Take a second look.
Let’s face it. At the end of a long day, many things are not what they seem. The other day, I wrote 11 articles. The last one was not up to my standards, or so I thought. After re-reading it, with a fresh perspective in the morning, I decided it was the best thing I had written all day.
Bad is in the eye of the beholder.
So, you took a second look at your content and you still hate it? Maybe it’s not so bad. Have a friend read it over before you trash it. It may not be as bad as you think. It could be that you’re keeping the bad vibes in your head as you read. Negative begets negative.
Salvage the salvageable.
Change the title to fit your thoughts or vice-verse.
Sometimes an article sounds bad simply because it doesn’t match the title. So, change the title. Or, change the article to fit the title. The first is easier. The second is for when you were really trying to make a point. Your thoughts may have wandered off in a different direction. So, write it again, keeping the title in mind.
Do a complete re-write and publish both articles. What a great way to profit from your blunders!
Look for the good bits and pieces.
It can’t be all bad, can it? When you do a re-write, leave the original at the bottom of the page. As you write, use the “good” parts in your new article to save time.
Use the same theme with a different angle.
Maybe you were going for something not expressed by the title or the body. It happens. Can you still find something in the main theme that inspires you? Give it a new angle. Write about that. You can trash the old article, or….
Publish it anyway
Just because you think the article you wrote is crappy, doesn’t mean it won’t sell. My best selling article of all time is something I once thought was a bunch of gibberish. I still think it is. It has, however, netted me a lot of page view money over the years. So, what the heck. Publish your “bad” content anyway, as long as it’s grammatically correct and properly referenced. You never know what might come of it.
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