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Re-purposing Old Blog Posts : A Checklist

Re-purposing old content can be a lot of fun or it can be a tedious chore. This depends entirely on your outlook and technique.
Some of your old content may be so awesome that you feel the increasing number of your readers should see it. Or maybe some of your old posts did not get the exposure they deserved the first time around.
Here is a checklist of things that you need to remember when you use your old pieces:
 
1. Preferably use content a year old . Not less than 6 months.
 
2. Carefully go through it to look for typos and grammatical errors.
 
3. Check for relevance. Is the issue still important?
4. Update any facts or statistics quoted in the post.
 
5. Refresh, replace and optimise images
 
6. Change the format e.g if it is in paragraph form, change it to bullet points or better still turn it into a list article.
I hope you found this list useful. I have written several pieces in response to writing prompts.  I now intend to re-purpose and rework them.
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Featured image courtesy Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

15 thoughts on “Re-purposing Old Blog Posts : A Checklist

  1. Hi Tanya,
    Yes, your check list is valuable because the tips to some articles you wrote in the past may be outdated. Or perhaps, there were spelling and grammatical errors you didn’t see when you first publish the post. That is why it is vital to keep updating old post. I recently updated one of my posts only to find that some sources I linked to are no longer functioning. Hence, I had to replace them with current links.

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  2. Hmm. Writer’s block? SOLVED! How awesome! 🙂 I’ll certainly put your list into practice the next time I’m stumped for something to ‘say’. Plus there are quite a few of my old blogs that I think were excellent and could use another turn in the spotlight! Thanks!

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