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Protip: Don’t Be Afraid To Trash Your Blog Posts

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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:

  1. Whenever possible, give your posts 24 hours to marinate and reread before you publish them.
  2. 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.

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