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Repurposing Comments to Your Articles for Other Articles?

KennyBrendanKennyBrendan Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anyone repurpose comments to your articles for other articles or other uses? I'd like to riff off some of the comments to my Lawyerist articles, but I'm not sure how to do this effectively. Anyone have any experience with this?

Comments

  • samgloversamglover Minneapolis, MN Admin

    Do you mean using the comments of others in future articles? Or do you mean using your own comments as jumping-off points?

    If you want to use the comments of others, I'd just quote the relevant part of the comment and link to the original, just as you would do with a blog post or anything else on the Internet.

    If you want to use your own comment, I think you can decide whether it would be helpful for you to link back to the original. Will the reader care about the "a discussion developed in which I said such-and-such"? If so, work it into your draft. If not, I think you should probably leave it out and just write the article you want to write.

  • KennyBrendanKennyBrendan Minneapolis, Minnesota

    I'm thinking other people's comments to my articles. I'd like to see an example of a blogger weaving them into an article. I'm having trouble making that flow.

  • Deborah SavadraDeborah Savadra Gulf Coast, Alabama, USA

    Are you talking about something like this:

    http://legalofficeguru.com/wrap-toa-entries/

    Not sure how well that "flows", but that's typically how I've done it.

  • KennyBrendanKennyBrendan Minneapolis, Minnesota

    That's exactly what I'm looking for! Thanks!

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