Sunday Poser #104


Recycling Words

Today I thought I would share my thoughts about Sadje’s Sunday Poser. Here is her question.

How often do you re-share your older posts?

I share my older posts from time to time. Sometimes I rewrite them a little bit and sometimes I post them as is but with an introductory paragraph.

Most recently, a couple of weeks ago I shared a post that I wrote seven years ago, just after my husband David died. It was the anniversary of his death and I just wanted to share some memories.

I regularly re-share some favourite recipes for Christmas baking every year. Look out for them sometime next month :-). Sometimes I recycle posts I’ve written on particular topics if they are relevant to a challenge post or are about favourite subjects of mine like trains or travel. Why reinvent the wheel after all?

image ingredients
Coming Soon!

I think it’s fine to do it once in a while because I’ve been blogging for nearly ten years now and have a lot of material. In the first couple of years that I was blogging very few people read my posts. I could count my first months views on one hand. So I figure that not all my current readers have read everything I ever wrote. Some of those early posts may not have been great. I usually reread them carefully before deciding if they should see the light of day again. As I mentioned I often edit them, perhaps adding new photos as well as text. If I do this I normally explain that it is an old post rather than trying to pass it off as something I did yesterday. While I don’t often participate in Fandango’s Friday Flashback I think it’s a great idea. I know that some bloggers I follow, like Fandango and Marilyn at Serendipity sometimes recycle posts and I figure that if it is good enough for them it is good enough for me.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com

By the way WordPress is being very annoying this week. A few months ago I had an issue where all my fonts seemed much smaller than usual. Everything defaulted to Small. I changed everything to Medium so that we older folk could still read it and after a while the issue went away. Now it is back so once again I’m changing everything to Medium. If it looks too large or too small on your screens please let me know.

I’ve also taken to typing my whole post as one block, enlarging the font and then splitting it into paragraphs. I find it annoying that every time I start a new block I have to increase the size so that I can read it properly. End of Rant.

Taswegian1957

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 WordPress.com 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.

One comment

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I a agree with you that those initial posts we wrote on our blogs saw very little traffic. They deserve another outing.

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