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Questions for Rainmakers about Re-blogging - need help!

Real Estate Agent with Own Tulsa License #142914

Dear fellow Rainers!

EDIT: Clarifying that I am asking about refreshing/updating one of MY older posts - NOT re-blogging another person's post. 

It's been about 8 years since I've been active on this platform and I need your help to get back in the habit!

I started blogging here in 2009. In 2010, I tripled my production as a direct result of my blogging and social media efforts. By 2015, I was busier than I ever imagined I could be. 

I rested on my laurels and could slap myself. A fellow Rainer recently helped me revise my web site, and now I'm trying to get back in the blogging groove. 

I ran across a blog post today that was extremely well written and great evergreen content. I've been out of it for so long, I need to know how to modify that content to update, refresh and alert Google. Do I keep the same URL? Change some content? 

Are there articles or tutorials you can refer me to? I want to get this right from the get go.  Thanks in advance!

Adding a photo of me, for those that may remember me!


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Lori is a residential Realtor with eXp Realty serving the greater Tulsa area and specializing in downtown Tulsa and midtown Tulsa real estate.

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Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com - Vail, CO
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welcome back! I was away for a long time and returned about 15 months ago...I wrote a blog yesterday that may help!!!


Aug 12, 2023 12:25 AM
Lori Cain

Thank you Paddy!  Great post!

Aug 12, 2023 01:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Lori - welcome back.  ActiveRain does not take attendance - as far as I know (maybe that's another hidden factor of AI).  

If I am interpreting your question correctly, I think it doesn't apply to reblogging in the AR sense of the term.   However, you can choose a new title and update your thoughts from that post you mention and give it a 2023 perspective with a new submission that will show up on the blog roll.  

Good luck as you return to the puddle.  You will likely remember some of the splashing about.  

Aug 12, 2023 03:07 AM
Kat Palmiotti

The puddle! haha

Aug 12, 2023 05:03 AM
Lori Cain

The puddle and splashing - witty!

No - not talking about re-blogging another person's post. Would like to dredge up some older quality posts and refreshen them for Google. I'm sure Bob Stewart has a class about that - just need to find it! Thanks for helping out!

Aug 12, 2023 08:28 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lori and welcome back!! I’m not sure if you mean reblogging another member’s post or updating an older one of yours.

If it’s someone else’s then you cannot modify it. You can write an introduction with your thoughts.

If you want to refresh /update an older one, then you can modify , update, redo it and give it a new title.

I often do that. Overtime our opinions and thoughts change!

Aug 12, 2023 04:52 AM
Lori Cain

Thank you Kathy!  So if you refresh/update an older post, do you keep the original URL? Curious as to Google's preference. 

Appreciate your help and nice to see you again!

Aug 12, 2023 08:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Lori Cain No...you write a new post in a new AR editor with a new/similar title. You can add updated photos or links as well. Basically, you're writing a new post but using the older posts of yours for ideas, etc. 

Aug 12, 2023 02:29 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't know the answer to your question but just wanted to say welcome back!

Aug 12, 2023 05:03 AM
Lori Cain

Thank you Kat! Look forward to reading your blog posts!

Aug 12, 2023 08:30 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Welcome back.  i too took a break for several years from the Rain. Great information. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend! bill

Aug 12, 2023 05:06 AM
Lori Cain

Thank you Bill! Yes, family obligations and elderly parents got in the way. Good to be back in the rain!

Aug 12, 2023 08:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lori, welcome back, and hope you stay a while.   You can copy a past post, paste it into a new "write post" and make the changes you need to.   You have to have a new name, which will give it a new url.

Aug 12, 2023 08:35 AM
Lori Cain

Thank you Joan. That's the info I need. I wish I could figure out how to edit my post to clarify what I mean about re-blogging. Time to catch up and get familiar with all this again!

Aug 12, 2023 08:52 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Since its inception, AR has always been a Fan of Reblogging . It is considered a compliment to the Original Author and the Reblog increases Readership for the Content. I tell Agents who have writers block that they are in luck , because AR has thousands of Blog Posts that you can share with YOUR Readership 

Aug 12, 2023 08:45 AM
Lori Cain

Thank you Michael - it does help when you have writer's block!


Aug 12, 2023 10:52 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Lori -  I do remember you!  Welcome back!!


Personally I would simply copy and past the old blog post into a new one and change whatever you want to update.  I do suggest using a feature image (which is located up on top) as that is a more updated look now and helps the post stand out more.


Jump in!  The water is perfect now!

Aug 12, 2023 10:18 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

If it's one of your posts, then take it down as a draft and do what you need to do to get it refreshed.

If you want to use most of it, then take what you need and post as a new blog.

Aug 12, 2023 02:29 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Looking at your question again - you could retype the post with updates in it and title it 

UPDATED ( then original posts name ).   OR 

Original Post Name #2 

Feb 18, 2024 07:48 AM