Not just any original content, but good original content.
I I got called out for sharing articles that I find interesting from Internet and adding stuff as to what I think about them. I feel like my brain isn't good enough to make my OWN original myTakes. Ones that include my thoughts, my feelings. I've been putting out original myTakes and I do write things from my own mind but k feel as if most of what I write isn't good enough.
I see these beautiful myTakes that people create, whether it be poetry or what they think about the tragedies that happened recently and I wonder why I can't put my thoughts together in a civilized manner that is legible enough to be an organized thought.
So I was wondering how most of you come up with your ideas for takes and organized them into original ideas.
Most Helpful Guy
Firstly, I think you do very well. It's great that you want to improve (everyone can) but you needn't be so self-critical. :)
And what you're referring to has a name, or several names; some people in the biz call it "secondary reporting" while others call it just "rewriting" or "spinning." It's a common topic, actually, because with SO many websites out there covering the same topic, it's basically inevitable. It has even become a highly sought-after skill and it's definitely part of Internet reporting, whether we like it or not.
As for original ideas, my recommendation would be to simply make a list of topics you have strong ideas about, and simply talk about them. Anyone can do that because of course, everyone has a strong opinion about at least a few topics. ;) Just make sure you don't get in the habit of repeating the same ideas, that's all.4
Most Helpful Girl
Well, if you've noticed with me, a lot of my works have long spaces in between publish dates.
What I personally do is find a subject and allow myself to focus on it, write as much as I can about it, and put it in an archive for later, and then work on something else. I get my inspiration from interesting conversations I have in my personal life (which I have pointed out before), from issues in the news, from things I see on G@G, and of course I will write about topics in which I have strong, rounded opinions of. I take my time to add to it before editing a master-copy and posting it.
Of course I have one-take mytakes where I get a thought in my head and just run with it, but the above method is more practical for struggling writers.3
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