Blogging about blogging (8)

Just when I thought we were done with stats and editorial calendars, along comes day 8 which asks me to “resurface and share content”.  This means to repost older content, i.e. bring it to the surface, to the top of the reader, and to share things that you’ve found interesting – posts from other bloggers, internet links, news stories… anything that keeps your content working for you.

My first reaction was can I really be bothered with this?  Yes, it makes sense to repost a poem from last week that didn’t receive as much attention as you’d hoped, but I’m not sure I like the idea of recycling content so readily.

I’ll have to give this one some thought.



6 comments on “Blogging about blogging (8)”
  1. allyaldridge says:

    I am planning on doing this (not with poems though). In Jan, will be my 2y blogging anniversary. What I plan to do is make a collection, so writing tips on the same theme with links to the older posts for my details. I am also trying to get better at including links to similar articles at the end of the post “if you liked this, how about this…” sort of thing. You could do that with new poems. If you did a poem on nature you could suggest two other poems at the end the reader may wish to check out. Or try my ‘collection’ idea 🙂

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    1. allyaldridge says:

      ‘Links to older posts for more* details’

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    2. Karen says:

      There’s definitely some value in leading readers to your best or related posts. I’m compiling best of pages by month at the moment and will be trying to remember to put the ‘if you liked this’ links.
      This short course and the discussion generated is proving to be very useful.
      Thanks for your response x

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  2. ashleyleia says:

    I know some people do this and I see the reason behind it, but it’s not something I’ve really felt comfortable with doing on my own blog.

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    1. Karen says:

      It’s an odd one. I can see how it could engage people who haven’t read a lot of older content but I think it needs to be placed in some sort of context. Like ‘top 10’ lists rather than just throwing out random posts!

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