Old posts. Don’t throw them away. Why?

I would like to ask you bloggers, what happen with your olds posts? Old that I mean here are posts that have been leave down far at the bottom of your archives.

I start thinking about this yesterday when I glance through my own posts in my archives and thought what will happen with all of my old posts. Do people read them? Do I need to delete all of these old posts to clear my spaces? (sure I will not delete them lol…) Should I republish these posts? Many questions came into my head yesterday.

If so, what we can do?
Just delete them and get rid them off. Just kidding. :d I’m sure there is no one want to delete their entries right? He3. Ok. There are many ways that we can do. For those who use WordPress, you should smile because there are many plugins that we can use to make these old posts reusable. There are two plugins that I use on my site:

Related Posts Plugin
This plugin will display posts that are related with your entry. As you can see below of this post, there are 5 related posts which are related with this post. It is not hard to setup this plugin. And to select related posts are all automatically done by this plugin.

Random Post
Ok. Next plugin that useful is Random Post. Random post will display random post on your website. I have put this plugin below my site header. See above. This plugin is very useful for your old posts. Try it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Manual Link back
Beside than using WordPress plugins, you also can manually link to your old posts. If you think that your entry is related with your old posts, just link back the posts in your entry. When readers read your entries, they will attract to click the link and read your old posts.

Thatโ€™s all from me. Try them and don’t let your old posts crying because they are “old”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Comments

  1. old post like tutorial or writing might be good for later references

  2. Or plugin posts as well. When I release an update of a plugin I write a new post, edit the starting post (first post where I have announced my plugin) and link the old post in new post.

    But thanks for your links. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thanks for the infos. me oso dont know what to do with the old post. :d

  4. I found a nice use for old posts, I use them as a second memory bank for myself its pretty useful! as I have 3yrs of posts ๐Ÿ˜›

    – Tom Parker

  5. [Comment ID #14481 Will Be Quoted Here]

    that’s why don’t let off your valuable and worthful posts left behind. :d

    [Comment ID #14496 Will Be Quoted Here]

    yea. that’s what i’m doing too. thanks for the visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    [Comment ID #14520 Will Be Quoted Here]

    he3. know you now. so use the plugins on your site. remember, don’t let your old posts keep crying. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    [Comment ID #14524 Will Be Quoted Here]

    can you share it with us? :d

  6. Year 2020 – I think most blogs (those churning 2 – 3 posts per day) will be a personal large library.. heheheh Just my 2 cents. :d