I suck at pimping my own crap. Not sure what that is all about really, just have it ingrained in me not to brag, self-promote, toot my own horn too much. Which is good as I have no musical talent. Or vuvuzela.
Fighting spam aside, I never understood turning off comments on older posts but then I’ll get tweaked when lured to a 2-year old post that is now out of date or irrelevant. Or if the post is still current, be frustrated by a blog owner still hyping it but not replying to open comments.
I do read and comment on ‘older’ stuff – did so the other day as I get to know more of Margie’s thoughts on social media. But I find that the exception – not many seem to do so.
FWIW I’m already sharing older posts.
- I use the LinkedWithin plugin for this, probably should dig into some analytics to see if it’s working.
- I created a new category – which I may need to use more often – to revisit an older post with a newer one, to update it and see if it’s changed. Jack B does this, with an aggregate post of posts we hadn’t but should read posts. Clever.
I am curious about the value of promoting older stuff.
How far back is too far back, and are we better off bringing the ideas forward with a newer post? Do you get new comments, readers? If readers are lurkers, how is it helping you to see bumps in old posts are you getting new readers that way, more subscriptions or just current readers seeing the older stuff? Is there any downside?
I’m thinking of auto tweeting. Somebody stop me.
I’ve seen this ‘Tweet Old Post’ plugin. A lot.
From what I’ve seen I know I can customize it with a big fat warning. Wondering about the other settings, how low or infrequent can I go? Like once or twice a week? Which may seem silly but as I can never guarantee how much I’d be on Twitter, I don’t want to auto-hype my own posts 23 out of 34 tweets a day, especially since I don’t tweet that much. Just don’t want to put Tweet Old Post on overdrive, you know.
Think almost everyone’s using this plugin. Tips, tricks, advice? Please share.