Keeping A Blog Going For A Long Time

I am creating yet another new category for the blog today.

Before I talk more about that, though, I want to share with readers that I can’t believe it’s been two and half years of maintaining this blog since I wrote the first entry. It amazes me that when you start off writing a blog, you have no idea how large the blog will grow and how many posts you will end up having. (Actually, I would have even a few more posts if it wasn’t for the major amount of trouble I had about a year ago when trying to upgrade from one version of WordPress to another. In that mess, I lost several posts and could not find the back up files to reconstruct them.)

Another issue you discover as time goes on is that posts can fit into different categories. Although WordPress will allow you to place any particular post into as many categories as you like, I’m not sure if that is a good idea from the point of view of creating duplicate content.

I also want readers to be able to find what they are looking for as quickly as possible so I’m aware of trying to balance too many categories with not enough. Too many and the blog seems overwhelming, but with too few, nobody can find anything because posts are too easily buried.

The new category I’m creating to day is for entries dealing with parenting resources. That way, parents who are interesting in finding or browsing for particular things will be able to go right to that category without going through all the other parenting discussion and opinion.

What do you do to keep your blog organized and make it easy for your visitors?

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