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You (should) change your mind in public.

Pivot like a pro.

Shift Your Point of View

With all of this research you’ve been doing--reading and responding to other folks’ blog posts, finding articles, etc.--find something that you’ve changed your mind about. A few ideas and examples:

  • Have you seen updated data you’d like to include?
  • Have you considered an argument or a layer of complexity you didn’t see before?

Reconsider and Write

Reconsider an earlier post you wrote for this Challenge.  How do you apply the revised information? You might:

  • Strike out the original text
  • Post a comment to original post
  • Insert an update in the original post
  • Start a new blog post and link to it


Post your original and revised products to this P2PU task, along with an answer to the following question:

  • What prompted you to revise your idea in the way that you did?

Task Discussion

  • JesmionEdu said:

    Hi, if i would revise my writing web, i would rather do so through edit that would prompt me to upgrade
    on July 20, 2014, 5:20 a.m.
  • Anonym said:

    I havent really shifted my point of view. If I do want to revise my idea, I will create a new blog post and link it to the older version. I will only strike it out if it was a bad idea to make public or I posted inaccurate information.

    on July 5, 2013, 4:58 p.m.
  • Arsalan Abro said:

    I have been blogging for a long time and this challenge helped me in no way but still wanted to join it...this is the link to one of my posts, check it out if you want to and if you like it, do share it on and if you think i should change something, do notify me :)

    on June 28, 2013, 6:42 p.m.
  • v4lent1na said:

    I'm good as it is. Here's the link to the post I've written If you'd like to read it: I already knew my way around blogging and posting. This challenge just confirmed some ideas I had on my own.

    on June 25, 2013, 1:28 p.m.

    Gawry24 said:
    on June 25, 2013, 9:43 p.m. in reply to v4lent1na

    qaswa said:

    What can i do for this? On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM, gawryjayarathna <
    on June 27, 2013, 12:22 a.m. in reply to Gawry24
  • Jessica said:

    Since completing this challenge in such a short amount of time I haven't changed my mind on anything I've posted before so I'm refering to a post in general. Since I am a firm believer of keeping any passion in a post, I would change my mind with an additional entry directly under my original post. When keeping the original post it allows the writer more content and reason behind why they feel about some topic. 

    on June 14, 2013, 3:21 p.m.
  • Alex Fenton said: 

    I received a comment on this post that made me think about the concept from another perspective and a different angle, so I replied to that comment to reflect that.

    on Jan. 18, 2013, 3:14 p.m.
  • elizabeth.kuhn4 said:

    This is great!  I just learned how to blog!

    on Jan. 15, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
  • Afei said:

    Mostly, I will modify the posted post to update if thre are new information.

    on Dec. 27, 2012, 8:13 a.m.
  • waseem mushtaq said:

    What prompted you to revise your idea in the way that you did?

    I happy because I have revised my activity in short time and pleased(happy) to share my ideas with PTPU.

    on Oct. 2, 2012, 4:06 a.m.
  • SirisAnkh said:

    When something new comes up, I usually post an update to my original post. It usually depends on what exactly happened. If it's something new, I post a new article and if something I wrote is wrong, I strike it out. If I'm writing about something that's happening in real time, I'd post an update inside my original post so that my readers are following the new information as it comes. I think it's up to the situation but those are my three methods that I favor.

    on Aug. 30, 2012, 12:02 p.m.
  • Josemon Maliakal said:

    researches prompted me to revise my post..these are the posts 1)


    on July 9, 2012, 1:14 a.m.
  • Anonym said:

    Being able to change one's view is very important. Luckily for me, my views on the subjects covered by my blog have not changed. yet.

    on May 2, 2012, 3:32 p.m.
  • Christopher Crawford said:

    I guess my revision is more like an addendum,

    I was clarifying that while I think studying one particular interpretation of philosophy was valuable, I didn't necessarily subscribe to its tenants anymore. So. I just added it as a comment on the original post, because I didn't think it was actually necessary information, just clarification for those who want to explore further.

    on April 30, 2012, 12:06 a.m.
  • Bud Hunt said:

    So one of the things I find tricky about this particular challenge is that much of my blogging is about coming to terms with what I think about something.  The type of writing I have valued the most on my blog over time is the exploratory writing that I do when I'm trying to figure out what it is that I think about something.  If I hit publish, it's because I struggled enough to either reach some sense of something, or at least a worthwhile enough mental exercise of unpacking what I know or think I know.  Or what I think I can prove, as this post illustrates, I think.

    So many times the blogging itself is reaching some sense of "knowing."  It's hard to change my mind when the process itself was the decision.  If that makes sense.

    I've used podcasting in a similar way, or, rather, I've used the recording of my thinking out loud, later distributed as a podcast, to do similar exploratory thinking.  I've come to call that "first draft thinking." 

    That said, I've certainly come to disagree with myself over time.  But a lot of times, that happens during the writing process, and what I sat down to write might not be at all what I actually publish.

    on April 27, 2012, 11:39 a.m.