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How often do you revamp or reread your old writing?


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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Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) says

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    me too! It's funny how you can miss those little things over and over isn't it?


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    Time is always working against us isn't it? good point on making sure the revamps actually have the intended response too.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    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.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    That's a good strategy though. Make things the best you can make them before moving on to the next thing.

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Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) says

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    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.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    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

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    It is within your reach; don't give up. Writing is a lifelong commitment. It's like exercise the more you do it the better you get, but if you stop, you lose it. Keep going and don't let the stupid scores here discourage you.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    Yep, those gremlins happen to the best of us :)

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    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.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    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.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    It always helps to revamp. I used to resist that idea too, until one day I saw just how much some revision would help.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    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.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    I completely agree. It's funny the things we can pick up on a couple of months later that we didn't see initially.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    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.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    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?

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    It's always a good feeling when we take something we've created and make it even better. :)