BFP Podcast Episode 28: Why I Deleted 3000 Blog Posts and Your Critical Blogging Lesson

September 21, 2017 31 thoughts
Playa Dominicalito, Costa Rica.

 

I can feel you shaking in your cyber boots.

 

You know I am a loon.

 

But this probably seems certifiable to you.

 

After my friend Ben Killoy asked about why I deleted 3000 blog posts I wanted to share a short 2 minute podcast explaining why I did it.

 

And why you may need to delete a bunch of blog posts, your blog and your entire brand, too.

 

Listen here:

 

 

 

The eBook

 

If you want to buy my eBook explaining why I did this and how it can benefit you here’s the link:

 

Why Trashing 3400 Blog Posts Was My Greatest Blogging Success (Amazon eBook)

 

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Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog with the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course.
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31 Comments

  1. Do enjoy the read Souvik. Thanks much.

  2. souvik Says:

    Wow, 3000 is a huge amount! How someone can be happy so much after doing that! I wanna know… must have purchased the book.

  3. Yep Sarah it is the art of clearing. Letting go precedes clarity and growing.

  4. Sarah Kim Says:

    Wow 3,000 is a lot but I can see how it would be helpful.

  5. Good stuff Sue. It feels so much better, right? Clarity means everything. I deleted 3,4000 posts and an old blog but deleted a ton of posts on Blogging From Paradise too. No better feeling than aligning everything on your blog, which accelerates your success. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Sue Says:

    Ryan you are a guy with passion and confidence and always stirring up ideas for me. When I started blogging 4 years ago it was purely a shared travel journal. I got rid of the first year of posts about three months ago. I know I need to do more. Thanks for continuing to give that not so gentle nudge in the right direction.
    Sue

  7. That works too Joy. So much of this is about letting go anything not 100% aligned with your blog topic. If it can be aligned with some editing, awesome. Thanks much.

  8. Joy Healey Says:

    Wow Ryan,

    That is brave. I have deleted whole blogs when I “ran out of steam” in health niches and didn’t feel any enthusiasm for carrying on writing, but on my main blog (which actually replaced those) I have hung on doggedly.

    When I have changed direction slightly, I have gone back and modified posts as much as possible, which has been time consuming – perhaps a waste of time??

    Promise that next time I need to significantly change a post I will think about being brave and just letting it go!

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark

  9. Thanks Prosperity for listening bro. Have a great weekend.

  10. Awesome Ryan. I appreciate this fantastic podcast keep up the awesome job.

  11. Actually Drewry this was my old blog, the 3,400 posts I deleted to make the way for Blogging From Paradise. But it can wreck your SEO if you are keeping the blog. But, if the posts are not aligned with your niche and brand, they gotta go, methinks. Thanks bro.

  12. Hehehe it was tough at first Rajan but when I focused on the benefits of doing so, I was able to let go.

  13. Rajan Hudka Says:

    You are crazy man. I cant do that.

  14. DNN Says:

    My guess is perhaps you deleted 3k blog posts because that was when you 1st started out and had a different writing style? I would assume that deleting that many posts would hurt your SEO. My guess is if I did something like that, I would be back on the day job scene.

  15. Actually Robert, my friend Alonzo Pichardo says that, as do other folks. I see it a little bit. More than that, I feel I look like Michael C. Hall, from Dexter. When I grow my hair out and let it down, dead ringer, and many folks tells me this.

    Congruence. Bingo. That is the perfect word, and the only reason why we would delete anything on our blogs. Thanks much.

  16. Hahaha I tend to do that what is he talking about things to folks. Good deal on seeing the clarity in the podcast. Sometimes we need to delete stuff that does not align with our blog,and brand. Thanks Shantanu.

  17. Good deal Paras. Letting go and pruning down feels good, when you know it is time to let go some old, or off topic, posts.

  18. Hey, Ryan
    Such a great read, i think i should delete some of my articles. Thank you for sharing with us. You always comes with a great articles.

  19. Hello Ryan,

    Great shout over here 🙂

    This is something new for me, I never thought we could be done with getting the older post. I have always thought that each
    and very post that we constructed is important to us. By reading your heading I was like” man what he is talking about”
    going through your pod cast, the things are clearing out in my head.

    I love to add up some new ingredients and re published those oldies with new structure.
    Well I would check if there would be some post which I need to show them the way towards trash.

    Thanks for the share.

    Shantanu.

  20. He Ryan,
    I totally get the point why you deleted those 3k Posts. I have run into similar situations myself.
    It really makes sense.

    Maybe some might argue to NEVER delete original, unique content. But when it does not provide the necessary congruence with what you are currently focusing on, then it makes total sense to do it.

    Thanks for the Podcast 🙂
    Robert

    P.S. Anyone ever tell you that you have a strong resemblance to actor Jason Batemaen ?? 😉

  21. It does depend on your clarity around the posts Robin. If you feel clear on editing the posts and each matches your brand, you can do so. Thanks much.

  22. Hi Ryan,
    Deleting the unnecessary posts is good. But In my opinion, Or I would have modified those posts instead of deleting. But Never mind, if we are earning money online by doing that.
    Thanks for sharing the podcast.

    Robin

  23. Awesome Adeel. I am so happy you are mastering the art of release.

  24. Awesome Patrick, thanks for listening.

  25. It is available in India Mr. Bakshi.

    Here is the link:

    https://www.amazon.in/Trashing-Posts-Greatest-Blogging-Success-ebook/dp/B00YKJML6I/

  26. Patrick Says:

    I love these podcasts, Ryan. They’re always quick, straight to the point and full of wisdom. I look forward to your next installment!!!

  27. Adeel Sami Says:

    Ryan…

    I respect your act.

    And I know that act opened you up in the world of blogging.

    I did the same exact thing but not the number was anywhere same like yours.

    I had about 150 posts and that time I was the all-niche blogger.

    Meaning that I was writing on anything, let it be social media, politics, random, events, blogging, etc.

    Haven’t had one single topic to focus on.

    Then I read your eBook and just deleted everything without thinking for a second.

    Till then and until now, I am so enjoying my blog because I am not stuck with just one single topic to blog about. 🙂

    Thanks to you, brother! Thank YOU!

    ~ Adeel

  28. Mr.Bakshi Says:

    Can you deliver this e-book in India

  29. Awesome Awogor thank you. Do enjoy the eBook.

  30. Wow Ryan.
    I think this will be another great e-book as compared to other of your latest e-books. I will do purchase this one. Thanks for sharing

  31. I left a thought.

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