An Introduction to Weblogs/Keeping Current

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Keeping your blog up-to-date and relevant[edit]

You should always ensure that the contents of your blog are kept up-to-date and relevant to its purpose and target audience. One of the most important features of blogs is currency. A blog which is out of date can rapidly become useless. However, a blog should only be updated when there is something useful to be added; indiscriminate updating, when there is nothing significant to be added, can discourage readers.

One very effective way of keeping you blog up to date is to add newsfeeds from other blogs or websites which deal with the same topics. We’ll be looking at newsfeeds in detail in Section 3 of these notes.