Why'd You Have to Bring That Up Again?? Because You Didn't Hear Me the First Time!

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Why’d You Have to Bring That Up Again??  Because You Didn’t Hear Me the First Time!  (or Why You Might Want to Rewrite that Old Post!)

deafA few weeks ago Bob Stewart encouraged us to revisit some of our old posts and consider rewriting and reworking them (I’d like to think of Redesign) for another chance.  I love this idea because as Bob said... sooner or later you’re going to hit a brick wall and just can’t think of anything to write.  Since I’ve been here for 4 years and writing daily for over a year, I can tell you sometimes the ideas just flow like water... and at other times you feel as if your mind is just blank.

You don’t want to just copy and paste an old post.  That would be like putting the same color of paint over an already out-of-date color.  Think Fresh!

Tammy Emineth followed up with another one of her great informative posts about just why you’d want to “redesign” some of your older posts.
 Go and read her explanation but in a nutshell, Google looks for fresh material.  So giving an older post a “face-lift” (and goodness knows I’m all in for face-lifts) can help Google find you again.

So here’s what I did... I found an old post on “What to Do Before Your Stager Comes to Your house- 8 Helpful Tips” that I did just over a year ago.  I freshened it, redesigned it and gave it a new title.... “Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County-4 Things to Do Before Your Staging Consultation”.  

Here are the results:

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Now they may not be monumental but my post has been given more exposure to not only those here but perhaps through Google.

Why reinvent the wheel when you don’t have to?  

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Lou Ludwig
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Kathy

That's what i would call effectively re-working an old post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

February 21, 2012 07:03 PM
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Tammy Lankford
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I find that when I look back at some of the posts I wrote in the first year... I can do a much better job on the subject after all I have learned here on ActiveRain. 

February 21, 2012 08:05 PM
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Janet Jones
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
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Hi Kathy--your statistics say it all.  I have not been writing long enough I think to "redesign" my posts, but I do love this idea.  And it is clear to me that the topics never get stale. 

February 22, 2012 12:09 AM
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Joanna Cohlan
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Kathy, redesigning older posts is a fabulous idea and I intend to do this because our perspectives often change a bit on the same subject.

February 22, 2012 10:42 AM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi
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Many of our older posts could use a facelift.......especially those from the first years of ActiveRain.

February 22, 2012 12:44 PM
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Kathy Streib

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