Live-ish Demonstration: How Running Face First into Your Archive Is a Good Thing

How’s it going? We’re halfway through the week here (and mostly everywhere, unless you count across the world, where they’re even further along than here).

Let’s get to it.

I’d like to talk about the power of an archive today.

See, I was going to write about trying to be better at scheduling stuff, how I should be better at imposing actual time limits per task, and how all that helps me get more done.

But then I realized I already did…

How These Nine Words Will Help You Get More Done

Bit of a “face bumps wall because you aren’t paying attention” moment, I’d say.

Knowing what’s in your archive–whether that’s old bookmarks on the web, old projects, former prospects, note scraps from consults, or what-have-ya, is a powerful tool.

With them, you can:

— Rediscover ideas that you’d forgotten, which can make even more sense because you’ve learned more since then

— Combine old ideas together to make new ones for new content or a fresh perspective

— Delve deeper into an older idea or two, and come up with new angles and more, because it’s right in front of you and you’re thinking about it

— And more

And I don’t know why I haven’t done this myself, to purposely release older content that hasn’t been seen by you, if you haven’t been around for awhile.

I think my subconscious may be trying to tell me something.

This is a great technique for fiction writers, especially for plot ideas with no story or character, or cool characters without a story (just yet).

For copywriters, it’s almost as good–especially if you work with niches that you’re new to a lot, or you learn something from your prospects (I do my best to learn a little something, hopefully more, from everyone I work with, or talk to).

Anyway, enough jibber for one post.

Until next time,

Ty

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About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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