Publicizing old posts
I’ve noticed a trend lately on twitter, and I’m not sure what to make of it. I’m seeing more and more tweets pushing “archived” blog posts. It started with one or two blogs, but now I seem to see these tweets coming from all directions. No matter what the posts are dubbed… all they are are recycled, old blog posts.
Based on the way they are presented on Twitter, I’m guessing that there must be some sort of auto-generator or plugin that sends out the tweets – but I could be wrong. My guess is based on some of the archived tweets I’ve seen out there. While someone may want to see an old post about a review or favorite author interview, it’s highly unlikely one would want to re-read the winners of a contest that is long expired (yes, I’ve seen archive posts about old contests being tweeted).
And therein lies the issue for me… it seems that there is little to no quality control on the tweets prior to going public. I don’t want to read about old stuff that is no longer relevant. This has caused me to basically ignore any tweet that says “archived” or any derivation of such. Am I’m being to radical? Am I missing out?
What about you? Do you click links in tweets labeled “archive”? If so… what is the draw? Are you a blogger that tweets archived posts? How do you set it up? Does it really bring in more traffic?
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