Build a Better Blog: Breathe Life Into a Old Post

Build a Better Blog: Breathe Life Into a Old Post

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Sometimes I’m amazed when I go back and look at some of my very early posts.  You can tell I was anxious to get started and didn’t always think about the long-term picture in my posts.  Today’s task (#21) is the perfect time for me (and you!) to spruce up some of those less than stellar submissions.  Darren Rowse, a.k.a. Problogger, shares these reasons for updating an old post:

  • You rushed the initial writing of the post and it was poorly written
  • Your post lacked depth in some way
  • The information is now dated
  • You’ve changed your opinion on what you wrote
  • A key element in the post (like the title, formatting, or opening lines) was poorly done
  • You were wrong in your post and it contains factual errors
  • You know more now about the topic than you did when you first wrote it

There are many ways to freshen up an old post.  The ones I’m going to be focusing on are new titles and adding depth.

Here’s a few posts I’ve updated titles on.  Check them out let me know which is your favorite:

What will you be working on?

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  1. I’ll have a post next week (Tuesday March 22) that is a re-write of a post I wrote 2 years ago, about Children taking Communion.
    Joey recently posted..Awkward Questions About Jesus

  2. Can’t wait to read it… I’ve got a lot of concerns about kids and communion!
    Lindsey recently posted..Big Day for Growing Kids Ministry!

  3. Lindsey,

    What were the original titles?

  4. Great question Wanda. I added the original titles in the post!
    Lindsey recently posted..Big Day for Growing Kids Ministry!