The world of blogging is one that, by nature, runs at an incredibly fast pace. We toil over posts, putting in hours of effort, only for them to be forgotten after a few days at most.
Lately, I’ve been giving serious thought to a full blog makeover. And in doing this, I’ve been considering going back to some of my oldest posts and bringing them up to meet the new standard I’ll be setting for myself. Is this something that any of you have ever done? I feel like if I’m going to go to the effort of changing the whole look of my blog, it makes sense to update my old posts to match. Or am I over-complicating things?!
As it stands, it’s very rare that I will promote old posts I’ve written. Sometimes opportunities will arise where I can naturally refer to a review I’ve written but most other posts just go into the ether. And I feel like it’s a real shame to let all of our hard work go to waste. Do you ever promote your old content? Is Throwback Thursday a thing in the blogging world, as it is on other social media platforms?
There’s another part of me that cringes at the thought of sharing my old content as it currently stands, which is another reason why I’d like to update it!
I know when I first discover a new-to-me blogger, I will look back through a range of their posts to see if they are someone who has consistently put out the kind of content I am interested in. And I have no issue with giving out likes or commenting on old posts, if they are something I particularly enjoy or can interact with. Does anyone else do this? Does the thought of someone digging through your old posts fill you with dread, as it does me?!
I don’t have much more to say on the subject, I just wanted to ask your thoughts and open up a conversation! Do you promote your old content? Is it something that bothers you when you see other bloggers doing it? Or do you not care when a post was published if it’s something that interests you?
I feel like this post has been so rambling haha. But please let me know your thoughts in the comments! Maybe you can help me decide if it’s worth going to the effort of a redesign! x