I started this blog in December of 2005, with an article I wrote about feminism vs. patriarchy that was geared towards women entrenched in fundamental Christianity – of which I was emerging from. At the time, I was married to my high school sweetheart and we were growing a moderate size family; our fourth baby was about 18 months old when I launched the blog. Since then, so much as changed. I’m divorced. That fourth baby is now 14. I live with my first high school crush. I’ve all but renounced religion.
From time to time I’ll purue back through old blog posts, enjoy the photos of the children sprinkled throughout, and chuckle at the stories that go with many of those photos. Usually though, I’ll grimace at the mess that an unstructured, neglected, and outdated blog produces. There are many posts that I can’t even relate to anymore. I read them and think, “Who was that girl?” I wonder if I should remove them – as my views on so many things have changed over the last 14 years.
But there are over 800 posts to filter through. I’ve already deleted 200 of them. At one time there were nearly 1100 blog posts on this site. That’s a LOT of legacy posts to process! The posts aren’t politically correct, SEO compliant, or even marginally interesting to anyone other than myself – and maybe at some point my children.
So the question remains: how do I clean up a blog with so much outdated, irrelevant, and really uninteresting content? Or…do I even bother? Do I just set a plan for future posts and start moving forward?
I don’t know. I think I’ll just start moving forward and as time allows, work on one month’s worth of old posts at a time. Wish me luck. Ha!