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June 4, 2019

Old blogs and why I don't save them anymore

some bits from my old blog
Years ago, I used to move posts from blog to blog but then I decided not to do it anymore because I want to start fresh so I deleted those old blogs. (I still have the images and text somewhere on my computer, just not as posts on a blog.)

For some reason, I thought to move the previous blog's posts here but as I looked over these old posts and edited them, I just couldn't do it. Even though I could moved all the previous old posts to here and published them without having to do much, there is the problem of some of the links where I mentioned previous blog posts, links to other people's blogs that no longer existed, and some of these posts feel... dated even though they are mostly from 2018.

Saving old posts or old blogs is a good idea if you want to preserve them but I really don't
. It's not like I have information that can be useful for years to come, no, they are just stuff like art and fiction and ramblings, nothing that needs preserving. But it is kind of nice to browse through old posts and re-experienced them but I hardly did that with my previous blog so there's no reason to keep the posts up so today, I removed all the posts in my previous blog. Not that anyone would notice this and I won't even mention this previous blog's name or give you a link because what is the use of going there when there's nothing there but a link to this blog?

I do still have some of my blogs as I only deleted the blog posts but not the blog itself. If you happen to visit one of my old blogs that I actually deleted, you might see a page in Japanese or a page in English with some of my posts because for a few of my previous blogs, I didn't delete the posts and maybe it's why some of my own writing shows up in these old blogs even though I do not own them. My advice is to always delete your posts before deleting your blog. And if anyone wants to move posts between blogs (for Blogspot/Bloggers blogs only), visit this page.

What about you? Do you keep your old blogs up even when you don't update them?

14 comments:

  1. My blog is the first and only one I have created.
    I suspect I would save some of the posts if I decided to walk away though.

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    1. I admire you for staying at the same blog, I have a terrible habit of moving around.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

      Delete
  2. I have trouble throwing things away like that.

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    1. it's not as easy as I make it sound. I keept second-guess myself on this.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

      Delete
  3. I've only had the one blog since beginning 9 years ago. I think it's a good idea to just keep your old blogs as memories instead of trying to move them.

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    1. 9 years - that's a long while to stay in one blog. I do sometimes wished I haven't deleted my old blogs especially the ones I had in the beginning. I still have all the text and images but it's not the same.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

      Delete
  4. I used to leave blogs up as archives, but then realized there were a lot of dead links, and my closing my flickr account meant a lot of photos were no longer visible - so I began closing them down. It's a fresh start. I admire people who keep one blog in one place for years. One of my friends has one from the early 2000's. I have kept most of the written posts. Once in a great while I read a few. The graphics that you created for this post are awesome! Waving at you from old Cape Cod.

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    1. yeah, that's the problem of keeping old blog posts - dead links and lost images - just a few of the reasons I don't keep my blog posts.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

      Delete
  5. I have started a lot of blogs and I keep most of my posts in a document. Yet, I found it doesn't fit my current blog either. So I totally understand you feeling the same way!

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    1. if they don't fit in your current whatever - sometimes you just have to give them up.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

      Delete
  6. In Japanese? You mean you're from Japan? Because if it's the case, I didn't know!

    There are some cute and funny banners up there. I especially like the "Hello?" and "Lazy Blogger" ones, and the title "Procrastinating silently and sometimes with bits of noise".

    I've only ever had the blog I have now, and I'm sure I'd never have the heart to erase everything if I should move, but still...it's a huge deal to repost stuff.

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    1. no, I'm not Japanese, it's just they (whomever) are Japanese and post their blog (which is my old blog) in Japanese.

      "Procrastinating silently and sometimes with bits of noise". - that is from a list of honest blog tags that I wrote a while back.

      I guess if I have only had one blog, I would also feel not so easy to let them go.

      thanks for visiting & leaving all the comments.

      have a lovely day.

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    2. Oops, I didn't understand you right the first time. That's a weird thing!

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  7. No, I have not kept any of the old blogs nor do I care to even read them. I'm weird that way though - it's like photos for me that for some, seeing them again makes them happy but for me it makes me sad as I realise the passage of time and one can never go back.

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