Recently, I wrote about purging and/or repairing old posts on this site – Old Posts Stir Old Feelings. There are a lot of comments on that post that are pretty interesting. I was working on a chunk of content that contained 730 posts. It’s two months later and I have 91 to go.
I have to decide if something is still interesting, ten or more years after the fact. Things have changed a lot in the last decade. Practically speaking, there is no sense retaining content no one cares about. That people cared deeply at the time, is irrelevant today. If that sounds as if I’m butt-hurt or even wistful, I’m not. A lot of it is irrelevant to ME today.
I am talking mostly, about the personal stories on this site. Conversations. Anecdotes. While this is a great way to teach (and learn) astrology, people just don’t have the focus or stamina anymore. There are “stories” everywhere. We are inundated with stories. Which little molecule are we supposed to pay mind to?
Search has evolved as well. Anyone trying to maintain a site like this has got to stay on top the trends the best they can. Information that is “machined” is popular now. Generic, cookie-cutter stuff. People with wild hairs and/or wild minds do not mesh well with the algorithms that run the show.
One of the reasons I’ve worked on this so slowly and methodically is because I know I need to think everything through. I feel pressure with Saturn in Capricorn to plot a course that will sustain this site over time.
Is anyone else out there, sorting like this? Talk to me.