Blogging Insights — Looking Back

Blogging insights Dr. Tanya, at Salted Caramel, published another one of her Blogging Insights posts in which she poses one or more questions about blogging. In this case, she asked four questions about what she calls “retrospective introspection.”

Here are her four questions:

How old is your current blog/website?

I started this blog in May of 2017. This is actually my fifth blog, thus “fivedotoh.com” (as in 5.0). My first two blogs were on Blogger, then my third blog was on a platform called TypePad. And before this, I had a different blog on WordPress.

Do you ever look back at your site (i.e., read through your old posts)?

Every Friday I publish Fandango’s Friday Flashback, where I go back and repost a post I posted on the same date in a previous year. I sometimes go back to old posts from before my current blog, so, since I started my first blog in 2005, I’ve got almost 14 years of posts to choose from. It’s amazing to me that, more often than not, I don’t even remember writing those old posts. It’s as if I am reading them for the first time.

How long ago did you update your About Page?

I haven’t updated it since I first composed it in May 2017. I haven’t changed much in two-and-a-half years, so why bother updating my about page?

If you were to start a new blog today, what would you do differently?

Not a damn thing! I like my blog just the way it is. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

7 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Looking Back

  1. Stroke Survivor UK December 9, 2019 / 8:42 am

    That “looking over old posts” is important if you’re recovering from something (anything). Just through the kind of things you wrote about, you can see how different things were important at different times.

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  2. Sadje December 9, 2019 / 9:20 am

    I agree with you! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And like you, when I read some of the my old posts I don’t remember that I wrote them. Great answers.

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  3. Taswegian1957 December 9, 2019 / 1:18 pm

    I haven’t updated my About page in a while. I probably should do that since I just moved. I do read my old posts. Sometimes when I see that someone has read an old post I go back to have a look at it again, maybe trying to see it from someone else’s perspective or just to remember what I said. If I were to start over I don’t think that I would do a lot different either. Of course, I’m more familiar with blogging now than I was six years ago when I started but I’ve always just been myself.

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  4. BeckiesMentalMess.wordpress.com December 10, 2019 / 11:28 am

    I applaud you for having been blogging for 14 years. That’s amazing. I’m looking forward to January when I can join in your series of Flashback Friday. I had taken a hiatus between late August-December last year. I really enjoy reading them.

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  5. leigha66 December 11, 2019 / 11:20 am

    That is a long time to be blogging. And you do have it right so don’t “fix” a thing!

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