Monday, June 8, 2015

Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 50

Today's Tip: Don't be afraid to update your content now and again. One of the things I do when life gets a bit too hectic and I can't just rifle off a blog and get it out there (yeah I know some are probably shocked by that) is that I go into past blogs and re-post them to social media. There are two things to keep in mind when you do this though ,,

1. Is it still relevant? Is it an old outdated topic that has no relevancy on here and now? Does it have a nostalgic value that maybe someone can get a chuckle out of, or is it just completely lost to time?
2. Is it still interesting? Can you just add or delete a few parts and it is right back to mainstream?

If the answer to either of those questions is "no" then do not re-post it. The last thing you want to be is one of those re-post flame throwers that simply pollutes the feeds with old and outdated stuff trolling for some plus, like, or re-share love. Once you get that reputation, you may never repair the damage. Don't fear though, your old posts are probably just a tweek away from being perfectly fine. You just need to ask yourself one more question. Can I fix this without ruining it?

Ponder that for a moment. If the only thing wrong with the blog is an old picture that seems stupid by today's standards (like an old graphic picking on Lacoste Alligator Shirts) then simply put a new graphic in, viola! If it is talking about 1990's era local politics, the you pretty much know it is useless, walk away from it and get writing, or find another one. The most important part is not to destroy your own brand by posting things that might have been gold at one time but are nothing more than trash now. Didn't mean to hurt your feelings but trust me, I have a lot of trash swept off into the back rooms of my blogs too.