Blogging about blogging (5)

In my first nine months of blogging I have amassed almost 400 posts gotta have a hobby right?  And today we’re looking at how to highlight historic blog content.

Some of you have been with my blog since the beginning and have followed my recovery through depression, through running injuries, through hospital admissions and concussion, that’s quite a lot of illnesses for just a few months.

You have followed my poetry from day 1 of writing, celebrated my publications and some of you very lovely people have even bought my book shameless promotion 😀

You have followed and encouraged me on learning to run, races, milestones and joining a club.

Simply put, some of you know as much about my recent life as my hubby!

However, as day 5 of branding and growth reminds me, some of my newer followers won’t have seen all of this and by promoting older ‘best of’ content they will get an idea of what Blue Sky Days 365 is all about.  Makes sense.

There are various ways in which we can promote our older posts.

  • WordPress has a related posts feature which will create links to what its analysis decides is similar content – I’m using this already but will take a look at my settings
  • Creating a best of page to highlight what I feel is my best content
  • Adding links to existing pages – about me, about my site
  • Include a you may also like link at the end of new posts
  • And then there’s some fancy stuff involving HTML and shortcodes

Definitely some things to work on in this list.

You may also like: Poetry, really? and “But I don’t do running”.



9 comments on “Blogging about blogging (5)”
  1. Cherilyn says:

    A trick to the related content….use the tagging feature.


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    1. Karen says:

      Will do 😀 thanks ☺️


  2. Invisibly Me says:

    I was thinking about this the other day when I scrolled through some of my old posts, which hardly anyone saw, and wondered whether I could re-blog them somehow. Great ideas for promoting some earlier stuff that otherwise might go undiscovered, Karen. PS. Not sure if I mentioned before but I love the newer blog layout) xx

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    1. Karen says:

      Cool, thanks. 😀
      The Daily Post blog site has loads of great information that I’m just discovering.

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  3. ashleyleia says:

    Every so often I go back through older posts and create more internal links. Strangely enough Google search console doesn’t seem to recognize most of them, but I do it anyway.

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    1. Karen says:

      Good idea, I might do similar. Thanks ☺️

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Dee Kelly says:

    Great tips! Now that I’m thinking about the next phase of my blog I might have to work on this! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      I’m just paraphrasing what I’m reading but this one really makes sense. (unlike the stats analysis) 😁

      Liked by 1 person

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