Why does it feel wrong to repost a piece of content you’ve already published before?

Question: Is it wrong to repost a piece of content you’ve already published before?


But many creatives have a hard time accepting that.

I used to feel really weird about copy and pasting my own work and republishing it as new material for the day (yes I do that occasionally).

Here’s why.

It didn’t feel original.

It didn’t feel like I was actually writing.

But if we focus on those 2 faults, the bigger picture is lost.

Who is this message for?

And if we choose to dedicate our craft to someone else, personal originality and pursuit of the act is actually not in the interest of the end consumer.

As a writer and marketer, reposting old pieces of content isn’t a hack.

It’s simply giving people information that they will find beneficial in this specific moment of their lives.

Reposting content is never about you.

It’s about your audience.

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Last Minute Changes

I’ve changed my mind, I’m not going to ride the roller coaster after all. 

It was almost our turn, and after 40 minutes of standing in line under blazing hot weather, the fear became too much. I wanted out and I was sure of it.

Until I was guilted back into line. 

I would surely regret it if I did not participate with my friends. After all, we don’t visit amusement parks that often.

Now, back in line, I wondered if it was the right choice, all the way up until we were buckled into our seats. At this point there really was no turning back.

And I think that’s a lot like reality too.

We’re allowed to change our minds about what we want and what we do, but time is still a limiting factor.


If you were like any regular student, you knew the feeling of crunchtime. It’s when you are aware of the amount of work you have left to do (which is a lot), and you see the amount of time that you have to do it (which is very little). 

The pressure to finish on time gets us to the finish line.

On the other hand, if there were no deadlines then none of it would matter. 

Crunchtime ramps up work speed. While it’s possible that quality could be compromised under these circumstances, things that otherwise would have been indefinitely in the planning phase actually get finished instead.

It’s portfolio season.

If you’ve been looking for a sign to get your portfolio done and ready for show, we’re hosting a 14 day portfolio building workshop. Get your website done in 14 days with the help of other creatives around the city. 

Check us out here: https://www.thehabitfactory.space/

It’s crunchtime 🙂 

Why I Don’t Have A Portfolio Right Now

After years of re-tuning, re-doing, and re-freshing, I chose to scrap my design portfolio 2 months ago.

Not because I was getting so many gigs and leads left and right (because I’m not).

And definitely not because I think I’m super talented to the point where a portfolio is not needed (because it will always be needed).

I chose to scrap my portfolio because it’s not serving anybody at this point in time—not even me. So rather than hold a backlog of my experiences from 3-4 years ago in a time capsule to show to anybody who needed to see it (which is nobody, because I’m currently not seeking any design positions or opportunities), I replaced it with something more relevant and true to the present me.

While I’m not looking for creative job positions in the market, countless others are.

So I think it’s worth it to help artists and designers just like us level up in an environment where we want to do more and do better, together.

That’s the Habit Factory (where all my creative energy is going right now). We’re hosting our 14 day Portfolio Campfire workshop this February for creatives who are looking to find their next opportunity. Find the community and accountability you’re looking for, and sign up for the online program. It’s open for all creatives who need to rebuild their websites and portfolios with intent this year.

Check it out at https://www.thehabitfactory.space/

How I Let Go Of My Shy Side

I was a quiet, shy kid for the majority of my lifespan. I rarely raised my hand in class, didn’t really know how to talk to relatives or strangers, was pretty silent in many conversations, lacked the confidence in myself for a lot of topics in school, mostly STEM, because the other kids were so much better.

The only thing I knew I was pretty confident at was art (and definitely not the performing theatre kind).

On one hand, you could say that people like us “grow” out of our own shyness and general discomfort, but I think what happened instead was that I decided to go after my strengths rather than try to surround myself in an environment where I would need to work twice as hard to be in the same place as everybody else AND not enjoy the subject matter.

Letting go of my shyness and un-confidence was less of a shedding, and more of just directing my energy towards what I was actually good at instead of what I wasn’t good at.

A Place For Every Person on the Internet

Somewhere on the internet there’s a community of other people building positive relationships with each other, while learning what it means to be a creative.

For 14 days, brought to you by the internet, this space connects artists, designers, writers, and doers together. It’s an experience most won’t be able to get with traditional means of current (online) education. 

It’s an experiment. There are no tests, no assignments, no GPA to keep up.

Just you, your creativity, and other people just like you.

There’s a place for everyone on the internet, and if this sounds like a space you want to be a part of, we’re accepting applications for January’s cohort now. Don’t wait for inspiration to hit this time around.

Last chance to apply with a good amount off the original ticket price before it goes back up.

You can join us here: https://www.thehabitfactory.space/

See you there!