Some Blog Maintenance

I’ve been spending some time going through my old blog posts and doing some maintenance work at the same time.

There were over 500 posts with most of them written between 2007 and 2014. Progress is slow because I can’t spend much time on this blog.

Just want to share what I’ve been doing (for anyone interested).

In today’s world, people are getting fired for things they’ve posted online decades ago. So, one of the things I’m doing is reading through my posts and deleting anything controversial.

It’s for this same reason that I’ve recently deleted all my past tweets and made my Twitter account private. I’m seriously considering doing the same for my Facebook account.

I’m also removing paid posts and posts that were only written to get page rank or page views… during those good old days when everyone was trying to make money blogging. I also find some of the posts are no longer relevant or suitable today.

Yes some of those “viral” posts bring visitors to my site and give some minimal ads income, but these posts give me no value since those visitors never interact with me and just leave the site.

I’m reducing the number of images to save bandwidth, because I’ve downgraded to a smaller web host package.

Some of my old blogger friends no longer have their blogs. I’m reviewing the links and removing those that no longer exist (some are even taken over by malicious sites!).

I’m enjoying this “new era” of blogging.

Things got a bit out of control in the past with people trying to make money through blogging. There was always this pressure of following certain norms to try and make your site rank higher in search engines.

This pressure is gone now. I feel can be free to do whatever I want with my blog now.

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