And I’m honestly confused…and a little bit annoyed.
I’ve wanted to talk about this for a while now but I wasn’t sure if it’s for real or if my eyes were just deceiving me. Plus, I honestly thought that I was the only one who noticed this but apparently not. Stashy mentioned this “trend” in one of her comments in one of my posts and holy fuck, it really is a thing!
First of all, re-uploading your old and already-published content for the sake of getting more likes, comments, and views is just fucking bullshit and not to mention pathetic. That shit’s not new content, that’s what you call clutter.
If you do this, I need an answer. Why the fuck do you re-upload your posts? I mean, the obvious answer would be to up your statistics and site’s traffic but other than those, is/are there any other reason? Because seriously, if all you have to say is it’s “to up your numbers”, then honey, that’s just downright heartbreaking and I seriously pity you.
I know, I know. To each their own. That’s your blog and you can do whatever you want with it and blah blah blah. But really, this is a trend that needs to fucking stop.
Again and again: focus on your content and readers will follow suit. There’s no point in constantly worrying about the numbers – followers, likes, comments, and traffic – when you can’t even publish a decently-written, and might I add: well-proof-read post (grammar is important, people!).
If you’re stressed about having a stagnant blog and you don’t have any ideas for a new post, then I suggest sitting back and taking a breather. Republishing old content is not the way to go; it’s in the past so just leave it there. Channel your energy on writing new content. Take note: recycling is only good for the environment, not for your blog.
On a different note, it’s the Metro Manila Pride March Festival later today and I am too excited! Here’s too hoping that I’d be able to document the event well (dear phone, please cooperate with me as you’re the only camera that I use).
This is Day 4 of my #30DaysOfWriting Challenge.