Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Importance of Site Maintenance

by M. J. Joachim

Many of us started our blogs and websites a very long time ago. In the age of technological advances, that time seems even longer, because as much as we try to keep up with everything, there’s always an update to be had, sometimes before we even installed the last one. It’s a bit overwhelming and can become quite the nightmare if we let it.

It’s easy enough to let all system operators and platform programmers do their thing, without considering the repercussions of not keeping up with technology in our own right. Site maintenance, however, should not be left solely to the powers that be, hoping they somehow upgrade everything to do with our own sites and blogs in the process.

When we use outdated computers and software to produce our writing, it becomes necessary to update our past work, so that it functions properly in the current technological environment. That can be a lot to keep up with, especially if you’ve produced hundreds of posts, pages and publications.

Using new knowledge you have gained, as you’ve become more adept and experienced at producing Internet content, you’d be amazed at how easy it is and efficient it can be to add a fresh new look to your content, all the while increasing the interaction you have with your audience, and potentially expanding it, as new people are introduced to your work. Not to mention the fact that occasionally you will find a dreaded typo, outdated post, broken link and/or system error when you diligently comb through your past work.

This is why I strongly recommend updating as much Internet work as you can. Simply open it, edit it, add an (Updated + Date) and republish it in its new and improved state. I’m pretty certain you will like the results when you do, because when your Internet work is functioning at its best, all systems work together for the good of all, improving the user-friendly experience in positive and meaningful ways, which is in keeping with the professionalism you present to your audience.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy reading, writing and whatever else you do!

M. J.

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