This whole content repurposing newsletter started out as a way for me to share my knowledge, and what I've learned to people interested in this subject.
I thought it would be wise to take it a step further and review various tools in the content repurposing space. While content creation is part of this newsletter too in a way, the tools out there for that have been covered quite a bit.
These reviews I aim to keep agnostic, while also drilling into each tool effectively.
Why these tools in particular?
I want to be very clear that I am not skipping any particular platform or tool, but that I needed to narrow my focus for the first sprint of reviews. The intention is that I'll continue to review various content repurposing tools in the future. Perhaps as a side series on this newsletter. Perhaps a second batch down the line instead.
Point is that these are the tools I'm focusing on first, as I think there is a desperate need for an agnostic party to review them!
How am I going to process the reviews?
Here are the factors I am going to rate each tool: Usability (performance and UI/UX), function (what type of microcontent(s) is(are) the focus), cost (for someone like me this is a supremely important factor), and finally how well they do the intended purpose (beyond just performance).
Once these factors are:
- Weighted Pros and Cons
Fairness and Bias
Look I'm human, and I have been using some of these tools for a while. I have had good and bad experiences. One such example was a disastrous problem with Repurpose.io, and I want to get ahead of that by stating:
While I may have had an issue or even conversely good experiences with various tools. I am judging them based on how they are NOW, and reviewing the factors above based on current analysis. I WILL be mentioning any sort of issues I've had, as honesty is pinnacle to this being the best review I can accomplish. Although I don't want a previous negative experience to be the end all be all. I still love Repurpose.io for example, even after that situation (which will be discussed in that particular Review).
Thank you. -Dustin M. PolyInnovator
A list of tools for the first batch of Reviews:
Now this order has been decided based on a number of things, from popularity to cost, to even the PolyCast. As the first two tools I had interviewed the founders on my show "The Polymath PolyCast". Although the order isn't that important, as the importance lays on the reviews themselves! :)
7. BLANK (Wanted an empty spot in case I need to add one)
Now there are some tools out there that I would consider "major", that aren't on this list. If you are a representative of one, then feel free to reach out to me. I'm happy to add something to the queue, as I don't plan to stop after these 9 initial choices.
Also just to mention this again, the intention is to be agnostic, and provide valuable feedback to potential users or current users.
I like to think of it as how "Keep Productive" 's YouTube channel handles doing reviews of various productivity tools. As that is a model I think is pretty fair.
Not much in the way of lessons shared today, but just be excited to see what all things come out of this. Not to mention the lesson of being agnostic when doing something like this, and don't let bias take control.
The reviews start next week!