Family history blog - should I start posting out of order?
December 18, 2013 12:07 AM Subscribe
I started blogging family history recently and have been having fun with it, but now I'm at a crossroads. Should I break out of the chronology and start posting content out of order?
posted by christopherious to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Last spring I began blogging a collection of diaries, letters, photos and a little audio related to my family. At one point I accidentally fell into a pattern of posting content from today's date in 1942 and it stuck. Each time I hit a date that matches with the corresponding date in the past, I post new stuff. I've stuck to that strategy since then and have been posting about 2-4 pieces of content per week. This might hold up, but the strategy is starting to feel stale.
Now I am wondering, would my site be better served if I I break out of this chronology and start posting content "out of order"? I have a huge quantity of stuff, and it might be fun to mix things up, but I am very new to this. The materials I have, in addition to what I listed above, also include education, finance, military and other records. Breaking the pattern and jumping around in time could be a huge boon to the site, but it would also be a game changer and I'm not certain how best to strategize. I could seriously use some input. A link to the blog can be found in my MeFi profile.