I know for me looking back on posts from even two years ago sometimes is embarrassing! Have you ever gone back to one of your early posts and just cringed? The first thing some people think of is just to delete them. How about instead I show you how to spruce up old blog posts?
How To Spruce Up Old Blog Posts
Fix SEO: I never knew what SEO was until about 3 years ago. So those first 4 years of blog posts have zero SEO. That’t not great! I don’t fix SEO for every single post as I had a lot of link ups and weekend wrap up type posts my first few years of blogging. However, I do fix SEO for other posts. This is not something that can be done in a day but every few days I will tackle a few posts and spruce them up with pretty SEO!
Add A New Image: Oh lord the images of 2009-2013. Small, grainy, BlackBerry images. Not OK! Every single post should have a pinable image. I have talked about this before. The pinable image should ALWAYS be vertical. This is another thing you can do gradually to spruce up old blog posts.
Edit: I know that I am not always the best with grammar. I find that when you are writing yourself you don’t see the mistakes. Sometimes going back a day or two later or rereading you will see lots of mistakes you made. Something I am slowly working on is going back to old posts and editing for spelling and grammar. We all make mistakes. Now is the time to fix them.
Add to it: Sometimes when we write posts we don’t include all the info we could. I am so guilty of this. It’s not on purpose but we can always add to things. So when you go back to edit and add images you may find more information you can add to the post. This is even more important for evergreen content because it will always be relevant. This is also a good chance to add or change a category and make sure all the appropriate tags are in place.
Sprucing up old blog posts is something that is always a good idea. The worst thing you can do is find that a post doesn’t need a lot of work but usually we can always find a way to improve it.
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Have you ever spruced up an old post?