Ok first of all I am no technical, blogging genius, far from it, Google and the plethora of tech blogs out there are my friends when I need help with figuring out how to do something.
I just thought I would start this feature, that I will post from time to time as I discover helpful hints and tips that I thought I would share with you all, you may know already but hey humour me!
This week I want to talk about checking your old blog posts, they may be old but they need love too.
The very reason this post came to light was because I was looking at my older posts, more specifically the very first book review I ever posted which was Kristen Simmons - Article 5.
I posted this back in February 2014, I had no idea what I was doing with the blog and was making it up I went along. The post was basic it included a picture and my review, nothing spectacular but hey I was blogging and on fire.
Fast forward a year and half I still make it up as I go along but I have a few more followers than that February and today I thought I would re-share some of my older posts. All was going well until I opened up the post and saw a vital piece of it was missing.
My cover image had vanished and I was left with one of those annoying boxes that signalled something was wrong.
I had a bad link and I don't know how long it had been like that but it had to be fixed, I replaced the image and then I thought what else could be wrong?
OMG, I had a couple of howlers in the spelling and punctuation department, I was so ashamed (over dramatic I know), so I quickly fixed them, pressed save and all was ready to go, everything was ok in the world again!
Now I know what I have posted is not the end of the world but I still get visitors on a daily basis looking at my older reviews and although those posts are in the past for you the blogger they may be current for the person reading it, they may have only just came across that book you read two years ago.
Of course it is also a mammoth task to check your old posts, I have over 600. Nobody has time for rechecking all of that but what I have started doing is posting on FB and Twitter an anniversary archive post linking to what I posted on that day a year previously, I am hoping if I have made any other mistakes I'll come across them that way.
I hope this has helped, I am away to check my spelling!
Are you bothered by your older posts?
Do you check if they are still getting traffic?
Let me know if you have any tips or tricks!