I am in the process again of deleting media images from my directory – it’s a painful process because l am a very visual guy – but l have made mistakes during my four years of blogging here … biggies! Not life threatening but irksomely annoying all the same [that’s a nice word isn’t it? Irksomely!]
If you read yesterday’s Dear Blog you’ll know why l am deleting media in the vast quantities that l am, but also if you read the comments you’ll also know that l hadn’t heard of TinyPNG recommended by Renard. Also, l didn’t name all of my images, so many of them have got the names they were awarded by the creator. Many of my own photos were just numbers and not named either – making me a prize unthinking pillock – worry not, l am saying that about me.
So, l am having to go through posts and media combined and taking the saved letters of the photo and trying to find them in my directory …….. trust me, that might read easier than the reality of the actions required!
I wish that WP had a system, that recognised when a post was permanently deleted from the blog, any images were deleted as well …. so if that DOES exist – please let me know in the comments and it’ll save me the stressful energies l am using up sifting through perhaps 10,000 images!!
Is it about 10K? I think so … sadly yes.
But also as l am performing this task, l am looking at posts l created from yesterday and asking myself if l am really likely to read these again in either a sentimental mood, or an inquisitive mode and more importantly, are these posts worthy of a future reader’s viewing?
Many of my posts are ‘topical content’ as in ‘here and now’ and the life expectancy of such a post in today’s data overwhelmed world is probably no longer than 48 hours as opposed to an evergreen content blog post which might [pending the content of topic] be of value for readers for up to and maybe beyond 2 years!
Today alone whilst media fishing l have deleted a further 15 posts [deleting posts from the yesterdays of years gone by is quite addictive] that l had previously kept thinking they would be read again …. but realising, that in all likelihood, they wouldn’t be by either myself or anyone else ….. lack of interest, lack of visuality and more importantly lack of purpose from a reader’s point of view.
What l write today about my day today is as unimportant on Tuesday this year as it would be on the same date next year … so do l actually keep that post, that series and so on or do l simply dispose of it?
I suppose the question was is ….. how emotionally or sentimentally tied to that post am l and is it are they worth keeping?
I have started looking at my Dear Blog episodes and there are hundreds!! A quick search on my Dear Blog category and l can see, that l have 441 on 23 pages and l ask myself …… do l need to keep these … really? Then l ask this ….
How Emotionally Tied Are You To Your Posts?
Let me know below. Cheers.