Serious Bloggers Incorporate Smart Publishing

I created a spreadsheet which listed the titles of all the posts that I published in one column and other columns were used for the date it was published, the prompt which it was a response to, the category and the tags, but I found it that it took too much effort and I decided that continuing this was just too much trouble.  I have published 3,402 posts since I began blogging on 4/23/2017 and there are many times that I forget what I have written about, and at these times I wish I would have kept up with the spreadsheet.  Some times I consider writing about a song and when I start researching it, I realize that I have already written a post on it and then I need to find a different one.  I think of myself as being a serious blogger, but I do this for my own enjoyment, so although I can see how smart publishing would be helpful to me, it is something that I am not currently doing.

Written for Blogging Insights by Dr. Tanya where today she asks us to analyze the following phrase, “Blogging isn’t about publishing as much as you can.  It’s about publishing as smart as you can.”

18 thoughts on “Serious Bloggers Incorporate Smart Publishing

    1. Yes as I stated it is too much trouble, but I can see advantages in smart publishing, which from what I read is creating a database of all of your posts, but it seems that I am the only person to have interpreted this prompt that way.

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  1. I didn’t realize “smart blogging” was actually a thing. That makes what I said at Melanie’s sort of wrong. Oh well. My database is my brain, but now that I’ve “refreshed” my content I’m OK for a while on duplicates. But even if we post about the same thing twice, who cares?

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  2. That is why I made my index so I won’t double songs…unless I cover them for a draft or something…that was the main reason though…and it almost doubled my traffic.

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  3. One of the reasons I started my Flashback Friday posts is because one day I was reading an old post of mine and had absolutely no recollection of having written and posted it. So I figured by reposting them, it gives them a second life.

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      1. I scroll down to my list of posts by month and pick a month. Below that is a calendar for that month and year and I pick a date and then it shows me each post I wrote on that date that year.

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