Blog Hop: What Has Been Written…

book-blogger-hop-finalToday’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Do you ever go back to older posts and change things?

Basically, no.  I only rarely look back at older posts, and when I do it’s to read, not revise.  If I notice a clear typo, I might correct that (if it’s a moment when I have time and easy means to do so!) but that’s really just changing it to what my original intent was.  I don’t change actual content.

I sometimes read a post and think I’d write it differently now…but while this is a chronicle of reading, within that category it is a bit journal-like, and I’m nearly compulsive about not changing journals at a later time (because then it’s not an accurate record of its original time!)

Once in a while I’ll do a Classic Post, putting an old review up again, but I don’t generally change things even then.  I think I’ve occasionally taken something out, if  a paragraph was really only relevant at the time (maybe it was more about blog business than the actual book, for example).  I add things, but only as an introduction before the post proper.  So what I have written, I have written!

Do you make revisions on old posts?  Or are they a kind of historical record that you leave intact?

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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2 Responses to Blog Hop: What Has Been Written…

  1. Jemima Pett says:

    No, I don’t revise old posts. On the rare occasion of visiting one and really reading it I might change a typo, but only if I’m logged in (and I’m usually looking for a Flashback Friday post so I may not even do that unless I remember later.)
    If it’s something earlier in the month, that’s different. I seem incapable of spotting typos until they are published.
    And if I’m republishing one as a Flashback Friday I *may* tweak it, but only if it doesn’t really make sense.
    And if you want to know about Flashback Friday, click here!

  2. No on making revisions, but I do enjoy seeing the improvement I have made in posts and reviews.

    I laugh at some of my earlier reviews. 🙂

    If I do look, it is only on a rare occasion and only change things if I happen upon a grammatical error or typo. No sense taking time to change something that was already done and viewed and something not too many people will revisit. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Have you added your link to the Blog Hop so others can find you?

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