A number of blogs I’ve discovered in the last year or so have either published very few new posts since I’ve found them, or none at all.
Some might think this is reason enough to visit them no further, as the author has little or nothing new to say.
But the beauty of blogs of course is that posts are automatically saved and organised in chronological order, ready and waiting for any new reader to dive in and enjoy potentially years’ worth of content.
As a blog author, this is one of my main motivations too, knowing that a new reader might not arrive at the latest post, but at one that’s possibly weeks, months, years old, and still enjoy it and get something from reading it.
In fact for as long as I can remember, the most read post on 35hunter in the stats month after month is one I wrote two and half years ago – How I Shoot Film Simply Without A Light Meter.
This year, that post has accounted for over four times the views of the next most popular post, and as many views as the other nine of the top 10 combined. Four of the top five most viewed posts this year, weren’t published this year.
Who says blogs are all about new content and you’re only as good or interesting as your latest post!
So as a reader looking for interesting new posts about photography, cycling or anything else you love, don’t be put off if you find one you like that hasn’t published anything new for months.
Take a peek in the archives (with most blogs these are easily accessible from any page) and see what else there is.
And as a blog author, don’t be disheartened if you’re not seeing a shed load of views and comments on your new posts as soon as they’re published.
The more (and the more consistently) you keep writing and publishing interesting and useful content, the more your archive builds. Then, the more likely it is you’ll attract new readers, and the more delighted they’re likely to be when they do find you and discover you have dozens, hundreds, perhaps even thousands of other helpful and enjoyable posts in your archives to explore.
If you’re a fairly new reader to 35hunter, I’d like to invite you to delve into the archives here.
You can either use the archive by month shown at the foot of this (or any other) post, or take a lucky dip by using the neat random post tool either via the Random page (a link is also at the top right of each page), or just by clicking here.
Blog readers, enjoy, and blog writers, write on!
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