When a blogger or a content provider can’t come up with a new idea, it may be time to reuse an old idea.
I love my new high-speed Internet. So, the other night after a day of blogging and of doing what content providers do I gave myself a treat. I began surfing the web. And since I’m re-reading a book on the life of Jim Morrison, I did a search for videos of The Doors. I must have watched and listened to ten videos of The Doors. “Love Me Two Times” gave me the idea for this article.
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There comes a time in the life of every blogger and content provider when we are stuck for an idea. I mean mud up to our butts stuck. That’s a bad feeling. But the Old Soldier has a solution for you. Now I know this solution is older than the Old Soldier. All of you already know the solution. The Old Soldier just wants to make sure that you keep the solution handy because you never know when you’re going to need it.
You can re-work some of your old content and make it new again. Add this. Take away that. Put in a twist and bingo! Now you have brand new content.
I don’t even try to re-work my old content. My blog has over 1,000 pieces of content on it. When I’m blogging and get stuck for new content I just grab something from the archives, give it an introduction that’s well over 100 words and I post it. The introduction contains new information that my loyal readers can use so that they still have a reason to read the post; and the intro is over 100 words so that the search engines will pick the post up. Search engines don’t like duplicate content. My method does work. The search engines do pick up my posts if the intro is new content.
So, there you are. Even though you probably know this about blogs and content, it never hurts to review your options. And after all these years I’m still fascinated by The Doors.
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