Some times I wish I’d not published a certain article on my site (or a guest blog) so I can publish it on Copyblogger.
While I’ll reach the largest audience there, the wait list is long, meaning I’d be sitting on more ideas than I’m comfortable with.
The conclusion I’ve come to is this: that that content is out there is a good thing. It is territory I’ve already covered.
I covered it out of necessity. The schedule demanded it and the audience needed it.
Now, I can move onto something else. A new challenge: how to write something without repeating myself. How to repackage an old idea so it seems new.
One of my greatest fears (outside of obscurity) is going stale.
Publishing what I write on a regular basis forces me to stay fresh. To limit over thinking and encourage more writing. It forces me to come up with new ideas.
And even if I don’t always succeed, I’m still practicing.