How To Repurpose Content and Research
Get more results from your research and content writing efforts
You can organize your content writing and the associated research that goes into good content by identifying and exploiting multiple platforms for your online and offline writing. This lens is focused on providing suggestions you may use to improve your own writing effectiveness.
Right from the start be assured that re-purposing your writing content is not about cutting and pasting. That is discouraged by practically every writing platform set of protocols - and if it is not, you really shouldn't consider publishing there. That is one reason I put research in the title. It is really the content of the research I propose that you re-purpose. I do want your feedback, as well. What has your experience been?
I have used the International Recycling Symbol for my opening image because that is the mindset you need to be successful at this task.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recycle and Wikimedia Commons
The Waste Disposal Hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle can be applied to your research and content writing very effectively. Read on to find out how.
Examples of Examiner.com articles with similar base concepts
I'll just use these two examples, but they clearly show that these articles to their distinct audience 'are related' in research and general content to the lenses created as noted above. Here, they both speak to heritage tourism in Wyoming and in Alaska. Each has been tailored to the specific writing platform by including or excluding particular bits of content for that audience and writing guidelines.
- Heritage Tourism to Wyoming awaits your summer planning
This Examiner.com article shares research and concepts with the Squidoo lens on Wyoming. The writing is different, for a different audience.
- Heritage Tourism in Alaske - Have you been there yet?
This Examiner.com article again shares research and concepts with a Squidoo lens - sometimes I write one first, sometimes the other. Each has a distinctive audience and a distinctive writing style.
Monthly Column and semi-monthly blog posts
I write here as The Heritage Tourist
This example will demonstrate how content does not always cross over between platforms on a one-to-one as was demonstrated above between some on my Squidoo.com lenses and my Examiner.com articles.
My audience as 'The Heritage Tourist' is much more specific - the readers are all genealogist, ranging from hobbyist to professional. Therefore, the content I want to use here must be confined to what will work for them.
From above, you may have noted I wrote about Southern Utah on a Squidoo.com lens but not yet in an Examiner.com article. However, I have already submitted a Southern Utah article to be published for my monthly column in the July edition of 'The In-Depth Genealogist.'
This image is for use by approved contributors to The In-Depth Genealogist. I have permission to use it in this setting because its appearance here promotes this new "digi-mag." If you will click on the image, you will go to the website where you can sign up for a free subscription. I hope you do. Thanks! ;-)
Read a great family relationship story today
If you have not read it yet, it is new to you. Try it, today; print or kindle editions.
Aids awareness and domestic violence issues are sub-themes in this story of siblings seeking their proper place in their families.
Like stories about family relationships? This is the one for you! ;-)
Which of these are you most likely to read regularly? - Not really a fair question, but I want to get you involved here, anyway
In your response, you may want to suggest other writing platforms I should consider writing for - especially if you are writing there - OK? Thanks! ;-)
Which do you read?
Which of these writing platforms are you most likely to read regularly?
Capital Reef National Park on Amazon
I write multiple blogs - I'll just share four here
Currently, there is only a small correlation between my blogs and the other three writing platforms above - however, the concepts of heritage tourism came out of the work I did in the Kansas Flint Hills. That was my first blog, the fourth one, below, and I still write on it occasionally. Blogs always change over time. It will be interesting to see what the future holds! ;-)
- Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories
This is my primary genealogy and family history blog - another of my key concept areas. I have written several lenses on these!
- The KINNICK Project
This is primarily a surname blog - my mother's surname. I'm currently posting every day her diary entries as an 18 year old - 75 years ago that date! ;-)
- Dr. Bill on Retirement
This is a more personal family blog - however, it is also of my travels. To the extend my travels become Heritage Tourism - this blog is very relevant. Right now, in fact, as I write this, I am in Southern Utah on the trip that inspired the lens and
- Flint Hills of Kansas
My first blog - started in 2005. It sort of went on hiatus when I retired as a professor in the region in 2009, but I still make an occasional post.
AND, I re-purposed the content again, here.
This is a 'How To' lens based on the past content!
Thank you, in advance, for leaving a comment, responding to the Duel Debate and the Poll, and Squid-liking and Facebook-liking this lens! ;-)
We talked about Alaska and Wyoming above - Which would you most like to visit next?
Which state would you like to visit next, and why?
If you didn't do so above, I'd love to hear your suggestions for additional writing platforms I might expand to. If I like them, I'll add them here - maybe even remember to give you credit for mentioning it! Thanks, in advance! ;-)