Blogging Insights #54 Evergreen vs Topical Content

Evergreen vs Topical Content

Today I am playing along with Doctor Tanya of Salted Caramel again. Here is what she has to say.

Evergreen content is content that continues to be relevant long past its publication so that it always remains sustainable and fresh. Topical, or timely content has relevance and significance for a limited period of time.


Evergreen or Topical content, which do you prefer writing?

I wouldn’t say I had a preference. I write what I feel like writing at the time and I usually don’t think about whether the content will be popular or not. I’m happy if I produce a post that people enjoy and even more so if it continues to be popular over time.

Photo by Anthony Shkraba on

Which do you write most often?

I probably write more Evergreen content. I do a lot of photo challenges and I write about my hobbies and interests as well as places I’ve visited and daily life. I don’t think these really date. I don’t often blog about politics or current affairs but I do sometimes write opinion pieces. My opinions don’t change all that much so I think if you read something I said five years ago my feelings now would not be a lot different.

Which of these adds more value or engagement to your blog?

Some of our older posts on this blog are still often read. I wrote one about superstitions a few years ago which I repost from time to time and it still seems to get a lot of interest as do Naomi’s photos of vintage cars. On our doll blog the posts are mostly of the Evergreen variety. I don’t have exclusive access to a lot of updates about new releases of dolls etc because I am a hobby blogger. I do share new things I discover but mostly I write about the dolls we own to provide information, entertainment and subjects for discussion. The topical posts are usually reports of events we have attended or plan to attend or “what’s new at the shops.” type of posts. I think that they still have value because of the photos included.

This way to the dolls houses.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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