Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You’re happily digging through your blog archives, only to stumble upon that one embarrassing post from six months ago. Your cursor hovers over the “Edit” button for a moment.
In hindsight, many of our posts might be mildly twinge-inducing, maybe even downright negligent, and some can really feel like they need revision. This happens to me a lot as a food blogger; I’ll never forgive myself for confusing the words “stock” and “broth” for several years (some readers won’t, either). So what’s a writer to do: dive in with a scalpel, or leave it be for posterity’s sake?
Personally, I’ve always gone back and revised my recipe posts; after all, I’m learning new things about cooking every day, and I want to make sure my readers are making the best possible version of the dish on my website. A happy eater is a future reader! I’ll often add a blurb indicating that I’ve updated the recipe.
How do you handle post revisions?
Russ Crandall is the author/chef behind popular blog The Domestic Man. Russ will speak at Press Publish Phoenix about how he found his niche in the wide world of food blogging and how his focused approach created unexpected opportunities.