Deleting Older Posts

Now that we are closing in on the end of another year, I’ve decided to purge my blog of irrelevant, dated, and potentially embarrassing posts.

Have you ever done such a thing?

One thing that makes this difficult to do is my desire to keep a record, a desire document my past in order to remember it, or at least pass it on to my kids and grand kids (if I ever have any).

But at some point I need to accept the fact that filling up my WordPress memory with posts that are never read or not worth reading is nothing short of hoarding. There is only so much memory, and I’m not paying for extra.

So, if you have ever purged your posts, what criteria did you use?

Leave a comment and let’s talk about it.

Blessings to you all!



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8 responses to “Deleting Older Posts

  1. šŸ™‚ I have never purged my blog of any of my blog posts because I made up my mind to live with whatever I posted online.

    In my case, I only publish content that is of a high quality.

    • Ah, so what you’re saying is at times I publish trash? Huh?

      Well, you might be right. I’ve been doing this for 10 years, and some of the things I’ve written were done in the “flesh,” not the “Spirit.” I’ve tried to do better in that aspect, but from time to time I run off at the keyboard.

      • šŸ™‚ No, it would be rude of me to imply that you posted, “Trash”.

        However, I hinted on posting articles that you can live with and also maintaining a level of professionalism online.

        Now, if you think that your old blog posts are not in harmony with who you are today, it is okay for you to delete them.

        After all, it is your blog and you are the one who is in charge of it.

      • I know you were not implying anything, Renard. I was kidding with you šŸ˜‰

        But in truth, if one’s old posts do not help promote an image one is trying to portray, or if they reflect a different view of things, then it’s probably a good thing to at least make them “private” if nothing else.

        But, honestly, I look at how my storage is starting to get full and think it might be worth making some room.

  2. Anthony, I write all my posts in Word before posting them into WP, so I don’t have that problem. You can always print out your old posts and have a hard copy that you can then scan into a PDF and store it electronic on your own device. I haven’t been at this as long as you, so I have no idea how much storage I’m allowed or how much I have used.

  3. Anthony, I totally get what you are asking. Those (my) old posts feel like clutter to me. Nobody is reading them now (and barely did then), so why should I pay for them to sit in storage, or extend storage for new stuff? I’m worried about messing up my statistics and I like seeing where I’ve been, so I hesitate from deleting.

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