A New Look For Old Blog Posts - Spring Cleaning Isn't Limited To Homes

Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

Spring cleaning is not just for homes.

Spring is a great time to address other aspects of your life that might need attention.


When it comes to blogging, there is no one season specific to updating and maintaining. It's important to go back now and then and review and revise.

The longer you blog, the better you get at it...it stands to reason that you should revisit your work and improve it...or delete it.

Yes, sometimes the best choice is hitting the delete button.

Two and a half years ago I read a post... Is Your Blog A Virtual Mess?  

Written by Tammy Emineth, it inspired me to clean up my blog...more specifically the TAGS.

Thanks to Tammy's post I discovered that my most used tag was Wordless Wednesday.

Not exactly a term people search when looking online for a NH home stager. 

I also realized that I had far too many tags with no consistency of their use.

I created a list of tags to start using and I changed the tag for my wordless posts to NH home stager wordless.

I started with my first post from January 2008 and continued revising until I had made it to posts written in August 2015. I eventually ran out of steam last year.

Thanks to Debe Maxwell, CRS and her current Spring Cleaning Challenge I'm back to updating.


In addition to changing the tags, I change spacing and text. I add photos and delete photos where needed.

For localism posts I sometimes have to add an UPDATE for info that has changed.

I check all links and delete or change the broken ones.

I may add a Featured Image if I feel the post needs it.

Sometimes I change a post enough that it can be used again as a new post. One such post Home Staging Is Not Just For Sellers, Reduce Stress When You Reduce Mess was recently featured!


Here are nine other posts that I've "staged" recently:


NH Home Staging FAQ - Why Should I Replace The Light Fixtures?

NH Home Staging FAQ - What Is A Home Staging Consult?

It Takes More Than Words To Sell A House - NH Home Staging Advice

Having Great MLS Photos Should Not Give You An Unfair Advantage

The Best Advice For Selling Your Home Is From Experienced Professionals

The Way You Present Your Home For Sale Could Justify A Price Reduction

Reduce The Stress Of Selling Your House By Preparing It Sooner

Five Tips To Guarantee Your MLS Photos Withstand Buyer Judgment

In The Game Of Real Estate, Home Staging Is Your Ace In The Hole


Written for:  Spring Cleaning Active Rain 2018 Challenge 


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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Every time I read a post about someone's cleaning up of old blog posts, I want to go back and do this, but end up overwhelmed. One of these days...

Jun 29, 2018 02:29 PM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Sharon... you've approached the spring cleaning process in just the right way! But it's still a chore.

Jun 29, 2018 02:58 PM #2
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Thanks Sharon for the mention! Always good to evaluate at least once a year! :)

Jun 29, 2018 04:12 PM #3
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Sharon Tara  It is not easy ! Today I was trying to finish up my Spring Cleaning  and Comcast shut down and I lost service until 6PM this evening GRR  ... Maybe Debe Maxwell, CRS  will extend an extra day as I believe Comcast service dud  shut down across the country .  Either way this is a great post and it has been

Featured in Bananatude


Jun 29, 2018 04:55 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sharon- I love to go back to older posts because I do get ideas for posts that I can redo and add to. Good for you for getting this done with everything else you've been doing !

Jun 29, 2018 06:40 PM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I will see what I can do Miss Hannah Williams! Today has been a crazy-busy day for me too so, it may be good to give us all an extra day!

Jun 29, 2018 09:21 PM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sharon, I am working on it too, unlike you I have never freshened up the old ones I guess it is high time:) Congratulations for accomplishing a challenging task,Endre

Jun 29, 2018 10:18 PM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

It was an inspirational idea for sure....now if there were just more hours to get out the blog broom !

Jun 30, 2018 03:50 AM #8
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sharon, the tags are very important to be sure you have in the blog.   Glad you got this challenge completed.

Jun 30, 2018 06:30 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Good job on your clean up project, Sharon. You do such a ggood job the first time around but the gremlins here are constantly working to change the formating and fonts and breaking links.

Jun 30, 2018 07:01 AM #10
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nice work Sharon Tara! We all need to take responsibility for our work.  

Jun 30, 2018 08:05 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Great job with your spring cleaning in the Rain, I hope that your weekend is filled with fun!

Jun 30, 2018 04:14 PM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Sharon! You're so right - on occasion, I do wish for an extra day but, no one ever gives me one. You?!!

Thanks for participating - great job and I do love your graphics on this one!

Jul 01, 2018 12:31 PM #13
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, we need this challenge annually to keep us checking our older posts. I say I am going to try to do this monthly....not  :)

Jul 01, 2018 12:43 PM #14
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Tara, what a great idea to look at the tags. I always forget about this very important part of the blog. 

Jul 02, 2018 03:40 PM #15
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Tags are important. Like you, I have many that are listed as "Wordless Wednesday". Your decision to retag them seems much more suitable. I'm going to dive into a few of your updated posts now and catch up on some good staging ideas!

Jul 10, 2018 02:35 PM #16
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty  My tags were all over the place.  It was time consuming, but I've gotten them more organized now. Not sure how much of a difference it makes, but I'm happy I did it.

Jul 11, 2018 07:43 PM #17
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