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Blog: revive old posts

Here you have some other tips about the blog. Your blogging life belongs to your activity, but one of your goals is related to the traffic. You need to grow the number of your followers if you want to have success. Actually, I consider increasing the number of readers a result. I mean, why to write if people don’t read the post? But how can they read the articles, if they don’t even know about you and your blog? That’s the question.

SEO is the answer, you need to follow the search engine rules to be more visible on the internet. One of the things you can do with your blog is to revive the old posts? How? There are some steps you need to take into consideration, but mainly you have to do two things. Update them and then share. Easy? Yes, it is, but you have to be careful to do it in the proper way.

Blog: post updating

The first step you have to do is to update the old posts of your blog. Not always it is necessary to write them again, but just to make some change. For instance to remove dates, if it has sense, or to update an image or some information. Remove what it is not useful anymore and replace that. In this case, you will obtain a post ready to be shared again. It becomes interesting and useful especially for the people who haven’t read it.

Are the posts of your blog still valid? Maybe you can add something more because there is some information not available when you wrote the article. So add them in the way you think more proper inside the old post. Keep in mind the needs of your readers and the ones of Google (keywords search). If you have doubts check them on Google Search Console. Them you are ready to share.

Rewrite the old blog posts

Some other posts of your blog are written may be more than one year ago, so you didn’t apply some basic principles. The Google algorithm is changed and you need to consider specific SEO elements and to insert them in your article. In this case, you have to rewrite your blog post. It is the best way to make it visible on the various search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and so on.

You need to make your blog post able to answer the biggest number of queries. Before to act check your ranking on Google. Why? Because you don’t have to lose the results acquired. After that work on the post rewriting, the optimization of meta tags, images, and improvement of the internal links. You can also add other sources. The goal is to make a positive transformation of the articles not any more interesting for the search engines.

What to check about old contents

Proceed for steps. First of all use Google Pagespeed Insight. It gives you an overview of the problems that your website can have. The tool explains you also the improvement and the solutions to adopt. The time to charge a person is obviously one of the most important features to get traffic. Then check the links, because maybe some of them are not any more valid. Use wave.webaim.org to verify the links.

Drive traffic to the refreshed contents

Now it is time to attract visitors. You got followers during the past months or years and maybe they lost your first posts. So you have to propose your revived articles to them. How? Share them on your social profiles, send push to subscribed followers and promote the posts with a newsletter. Google will read your posts, so in next days you will get visits to those articles. Don’t forget to optimize Title, tags, and meta description. Yoast Seo can help you.

Delete what is unuseful

You should have a plan to publish your articles, but time to time it happens to post something by chance. If it doesn’t make any more sense or if these contents are not useful, you have to delete them. Keep only what is part of your SEO goals. The strategy has to be clear and what it is not part of it, has to be removed. Keep this tip in mind, because the traffic to your blog depends also on that element. For example, if you post wishes and press releases, the attention lasts for a few days.

Last tips

I can suggest you post fewer articles, but to take care of their structure. If you have doubts about the post to cancel, ask an SEO expert. Because you can have damages instead of benefits. Before to write new text, check the old one, so you can use all the resources. You have to maximize the results. This is something I learned recently and I am working on it. I am having the first results.

Calendar 2019: a gift for you

My dear followers and readers,

this is the Calendar 2019 for you. I planned to post some new articles these days and I am working to do it. Meanwhile, since Christmas is coming, I want to give you my small gift to thank you all! It is almost the first birthday of this blog and if I am here after all these months it is because of you. You follow me, like and comment on my posts, so I have a reason to continue to write.

Now you are thinking “ok, it’s time to leave him, otherwise, he will never stop”… hahaha, I know that you are doing it, so with my gift, I am trying to corrupt you with my Calendar 2019. I am joking, don’t worry. I like to read your feedback and this wants to be really only a “thank you” for your support.

Calendar 2019: what

It is easy, you just need to click on “MY ANASA Calendar 2019” and download it. It is a pdf file and you can save it on your computer or print it out. The Calendar 2019 is made in an international model so you can find all the days of next year without holidays written. That’s why I dedicated it to all of you, also to whom is not going to celebrate Christmas on 25th December and to whom don’t celebrate it.

MY ANASA Calendar 2019

You find also one of my pictures. I have chosen it because for me on the chair each of us can seat. It is the position from where to see what will happen next year. We don’t have only to seat there but also to act. In about one week it will start a new year and this Calendar 2019 is my first wish to you all for 12 months rich of satisfaction. We will have one more week to exchange wishes so I will be back to you all for it.

I did it on Freepik.

Art of Romanticism

The magnificent Art of Romanticism. In 1861 Italians united Italy. After some battles. Thanks also to a great engagement of artists. All the kingdoms disappear to let space to a unique country. The process that brought all the country under the same king started in 1815, after the Congress of Vienna. We call this period Risorgimento (Resurgence). It gave the chance to Italy to change its shape. People worked hard to reach the goal and art gave an important contribution to it. Art of Romanticism became the flag of the movement.

The ability of the art to make a revolution impress me a lot. This happens many times, in almost all the eras, especially in the last centuries. Anyway, who loves art has an interest in analyzing the historical context. Not only. Who loves art want to pay attention to the techniques. It’s amazing how artists changed the way to paint in the 19th century. I like a lot of painting and sculptures and going around the Italian museums and exhibitions I saw the evolution of the style. Also the differences among the artworks of the various artists of the same period.

Art of Romanticism: the 19th-century revolution

Romanticism started at the end of the 18th century. When the new generation of artists understood that Neoclassicism wasn’t influencing anymore the society, they started to search for something new. They changed completely the way to express their ideas and point of view. The art of Romanticism has various features. Romanticism canceled the Neoclassical reasoning, control, geometric perfection and, above all, imitation of the art of the ancients.

Not all the artists of the period made a radical change, but most of them yes. They wanted to draw a line to separate the past from the present. Their style was dominated by unbridled passion, strong feelings and a renewed fervor for the religious world. Moreover, if the neoclassical artist was convinced that the perfection of art had been reached by the ancients, the romantic drew, instead, inspiration from the dark and mysterious world of the Middle Ages. That period until then had been considered a period of no importance and purely negative.

Art of Romanticism in Italy

Who loves art can easily understand how nice is a journey into the art of Romanticism. That period is really amazing because it takes people into modern art. The paintings are not only a representation of a view, but there is a sign, something more. I think the feature of the style is visible in the vigorous brushstrokes capable of interpreting reality. Color and not too defined signs tell a story.

This is what I like about the art of Romanticism. Then, of course, there are many elements related to the history of that period. I love to explore the most important event of Italian unity. Also, I like to see in the paintings how Italy was at that time. The same feelings, especially talking about techniques, come from the sculpture. If you want to see art in Italy you have a lot of opportunities. But I recommend you to explore the artworks of the 18th century.

Romance artists

If you like art visit Italy. Art of Romanticism has a huge collection spread in all the country. There are many museums that offer the view of great artworks to the visitors. Time to time in various Italian cities there are thematic exhibitions. I like them because they collect paintings and sculptures also from foreign museums and private collections. So it’s easy to see some artworks that are usually not visible to the public.

I will write more about some art galleries and museums. Because Italy can show you the best examples of the art of Romanticism. But now I want to share some pictures I took during my visits. So I let you enjoy them. Before I remind you that after finding a flight, maybe using some free miles obtained with your credit card, you can reserve a hotel and buy the tickets to enter the museum. Planning in advance will be useful especially if you want to see some temporary exposition because you will check the place and the dates.

Paintings

                                          One of the famous “kiss” of the painter Hayez

 

In the painting, you can see the famous writer Alessandro Manzoni, one of the Italian literature icons

 

                                     This young girl represents Italy, that was born in 1861

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