I've been doing a lot of updates lately to my website and I'm starting to rework some hubs as well. When I go back and reread, I always find something I can improve or a mistake to fix. Some things that are older are truly cringe worthy upon reexamination and I've been at this writing thing for a long time. How about you? Do you go back and reread or redo? What is your reaction when you do?
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Time is always working against us isn't it? good point on making sure the revamps actually have the intended response too.
I can see your point here too, but I still think with age comes wisdom and hopefully improvement :) so my older stuff gets a revamp here and there.
That's a good strategy though. Make things the best you can make them before moving on to the next thing.
I understand where you're coming from. I hate editing too and much prefer the creative part of the process, but I do find if I go back and reconnect with my work there is a part of me that cant' leave well enough alone - I have to fix it lol
I get attached to my writing too :) I wouldn't delete unless you're republishing them someplace else. Otherwise just update and give them nourishment from time to time.
Yep, those gremlins happen to the best of us :)
Glad you saw the hub score improve with the updates - that's encouraging. Hubber scores are always slow to move - don't let that discourage you. Yes, update all sites. That's what I'm doing now and it's helped me a lot.
True. One reason I do try to add on a bit is that Google likes "fresh" content. Updates every so often give a bit of a boost to traffic overall. I definitely have other stuff to do as well so I understand.
I see myself in this. I am one who is never fully 100% satisfied with my writing. I always see things I could change or try differently and one leads to another and another.
It always helps to revamp. I used to resist that idea too, until one day I saw just how much some revision would help.
I completely agree. It's funny the things we can pick up on a couple of months later that we didn't see initially.
that's awesome you can review that often. I wish I could say I was that diligent, but I'm not :). It's good you can be so on top of things and always improving.
It's always a good feeling when we take something we've created and make it even better. :)
Hi Jimmy, I can definitely see your point with stories and it would certainly be a different need there for revamping. As for engagement maybe a poll to ask your readers questions about what they like or dislike? Social media for promotion?