What to Do About Those Old Embarrassing Posts?

11 thoughts on “What to Do About Those Old Embarrassing Posts?”

  1. I sometimes submit some of my older stories to markets that accept stuff that’s been previously published on personal blogs. And whenever I do, I always give the story another edit. I think it’s a combination of me getting better and more distance to the story so its flaws become much more obvious.

    This is all a long-winded way of saying that I like option 3 best, too. It’ll be interesting to see how much the two versions differ.

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    1. I agree, time makes your mistakes more obvious. When I first read over something my mind is still filled with what I meant to type, so I can’t actually see what I did type. I am interested to see what I do with a second chance to make it right too :)

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  2. I’ve kept most of my old posts. There are a few that I deleted but that came out of my blog changing in direction more than dislike of the content.
    It’s great to see how you’ve developed this into a fully fledged post. It’s a great resource for newbie bloggers.

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  3. Reblogged this on Writing and Works and commented:
    This is something I’ve been thinking about recently, and it’s an issue that I have faced myself.
    While practice may not always make perfect, it certainly makes improvement. The question is what you then do with the work that no longer reflects the best of your abilities.

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