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Old 10-07-2013, 06:59 AM
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5 1/2 Reasons You Should Kill a Draft Blog Post

This is a good read. Maybe some copywriters we have on this forum can shed more light on this topic.

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“Forget the schedule. This post sucks.”

That’s the refrain I repeat to myself at least once a week. Whether it’s working on a piece for Copyblogger, my own blog, or our Google+ account … something’s not clicking and I need to throw in the towel.

Ever been in that position before? Perhaps you struggle to know which ideas to kill.

If that’s you, then this post should fix that.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:04 AM
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this has happened many times, i end up deleting the post a few days after actually publishing it, but i still post them on free blogging platforms for link building. i find it hard to simply throw it away after the time invested
 
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:13 AM
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Left my comment on the blog post there:

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I’ve often had drafts sitting there for days, of articles which took me awhile to type up only to go back and look at it again and think…”Should I actually publish this or trash it?”.

As for those that relate to point #3.5, it can often lead to point #2 of causing controversy, since you’d probably be having people saying it’s stolen and blah blah and ruining your reputation online which is quite fragile.

Scrapped a few drafts that relate to #5, especially when I type up a draft early morning when I haven’t had my coffee. I’ll keep it in draft, go away for a few hours, have coffee, come back to the post and look at it and wonder who typed it…looks like a lunatic did, haha.
 
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