Deleting Old Blog Posts, Videos, Etc.

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I know many of you, especially those of you who have been creating content for a long time, have some not not so wonderful old content that you’d like to get rid of.  However, it may not be in you best interest.  Unless you’ve done a change in direction, that content is probably helpful.  Here’s why.

  1. You may be deleting content that shows up well in search.  We all create content for people to find us.  So why delete something that helps you with that goal?
  2. People who follow you may actually like the volume of content that they can lost in.  When you have a large amount of content, this helps people to get to know you, and become familiar with you, which helps with your ultimate goal: getting your product into their hands.
  3. Your crappy stuff is inspirational.  Yes, the person who wants to blog or make videos, can look at your earlier stuff and say, “oh, if they started out that way, I can do it.”  Doesn’t that make you feel a little better?

Now, I’m not saying you absolutely shouldn’t delete ANYTHING.  If there’s something that’s just too horrible than fine, but maybe just reorganizing your website so that all the new shiny stuff is front and center.

Have any of you had experience deleting old content?  Was it helpful or not?  Leave a comment below.

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Sometimes Life Just Happens

The Blue Scarf Lady (c)

I’m writing this more for myself than for you, but maybe you find something useful from it.  As you can see from last week, my blog didn’t happen and I was upset about it, because I know there are certain people who wait for it to come out on that day, but I just couldn’t get to it.

Not much happened in the way my art that week.  I wasn’t feeling well.  Baby was teething.  Dinner needed to be made every night.  Oh and there’s always cleaning to be done.  I also need to do a painting, and do a blog, and run my social media sites.  All that just wasn’t going to happen that week, so I felt I needed to make myself feel bad about it.

Then I looked over at my 5 month old son who smiled at me.  We then played peek-a-boo over the crib and laughed.  I then thought, “I may not have accomplished everything I wanted, but my son is happy and I made him laugh.”  I’ll try again next week and whatever gets done, gets done.  Sometimes life happens and that’s ok.