As a reader of this blog, you will see that I reblog my own posts on a regular basis and you may wonder why. I try to do one reblog a week although if I don’t have a new post ready to go sometimes I may do an extra.
What Posts I Reblog
I take these reblogs as an opportunity to revisit posts that previously were heavily viewed or ones I particularly liked. At first I was doing them in order of the most viewed. That meant the most heavily viewed posts of all time were updated first no matter when they were posted, but since then I’ve decided it would be better to wake up posts after they’ve had a little time to settle. The posts I’ve been doing lately are from 2013 or before, in other words not from the last two years.
How I Update
Before I reblog a post I go back through and re-read looking for possible edits for clarity, typos, broken links, or other errors. I also update the format to what I’m using now. That means putting in headings, updating my signature block and seeing if photos need to be added, changed, or made larger. Sometimes I add an informational update if things have changed or links to another blog post with related information I wrote after I posted the one I’m updating.
All of that work makes the posts a lot more useful for readers and reawakens posts that have settled to the bottom of the blog. I hope you enjoy visiting these posts with me and that you agree that they are worth a reblog.
NOTE: The photo is the very first regular photo of me (not cropped for the header) that I uploaded to the blog. Time to wake it up too. 🙂
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.