Day 20: Don’t Let Your Old Content Get Lost, Recycle It! –25 Days To A Better Beauty and Fashion Blog Challenge #SBBC

This post is part of the Scandalous Beauty 25 Days To A Better Beauty And Fashion Blog Challenge! For even more tips, be sure to check out Erin’s Guide to Better Beauty Blogging.

If you have months or even years worth of posts, it can be hard for readers to find your content. You’ve worked hard to make all of this content, don’t let it go to waste! This doesn’t have to be the case! Here are a few tips to keep older content fresh.

  • When referencing certain products or topics that you’ve talked about before, link to your older content. For example,
  • Use related post widgets and plugins to have extra posts display at the bottom of your newer posts. Here are some tips for adding a related post feature on Blogger.
  • There are ‘tweet your old post‘ plugins for WordPress. It will automatically send your older posts to Twitter. You can also manually do this using your Facebook Fan Page, Twitter feed, etc.
  • Update your archives and make it easy for people to find your stuff!
  • Use your sidebar to categorize your older posts. I keep a few of my top posts on the side, as well as a few series that I’ve started.
  • Don’t forget to use your tags, categories, labels and pages!
Assignment: Is it easy for others to find your older content? If not,  jazz it up! 

Erin Baynham

By day I'm a web designer at a University, but I'm a beauty blogger 24/7! I love iced coffee, new foundations, the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, and Scandal.

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  1. Quotidianlight says

    Thanks for this tip. I noticed a lot of people only look at my written blog feed or my video blog feed but not both. I figured, I’d have to hand code something. After reading this post, I tried out a couple widgets and found outbrain. I don’t know why it didn’t dawn on me that a widget was available but thank you so much. I’m now able to see both old posts and a mix from both video and written blog sections at the bottom of my posts.

  2. Quotidianlight says

    Thanks for this tip. I noticed a lot of people only look at my written blog feed or my video blog feed but not both. I figured, I’d have to hand code something. After reading this post, I tried out a couple widgets and found outbrain. I don’t know why it didn’t dawn on me that a widget was available but thank you so much. I’m now able to see both old posts and a mix from both video and written blog sections at the bottom of my posts.

  3. Lakish Campbell says

    This particular post was so helpful! I’ve found myself finding and rewriting old posts in hopes that someone will find them useful. For example, there was a post on my site where I did a FOTD for my first day of classes. Well, that article now details how to get a 15-minute face if you have acne-scarred skin. And with my writing improving—thanks to my mentor—I can’t wait to see what else I can whip up for my readers. :)

  4. Lakish Campbell says

    This particular post was so helpful! I’ve found myself finding and rewriting old posts in hopes that someone will find them useful. For example, there was a post on my site where I did a FOTD for my first day of classes. Well, that article now details how to get a 15-minute face if you have acne-scarred skin. And with my writing improving—thanks to my mentor—I can’t wait to see what else I can whip up for my readers. :)

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