I was this close to publishing a post entirely different from this one. I had written it the other day; I flipped open my laptop about 10 minutes ago, read over the post and…it sucked. I mean, it seemed genius when I wrote it the other day, but it sucked.
Two lessons here:
- Whenever possible, give your posts 24 hours to marinate and reread before you publish them.
- Don’t be afraid to trash them altogether.
I’m a better writer and blogger for chucking that crap piece on the scrap heap. You will be, too.