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Welcome to the ?Random Raiders! blog

Nothing to see here; move along, move along…

This blog is (currently*) intended for reblogs of posts that help to promote this ?Random Raiders! microsite. If you’ve written such a post, please let me know, either by leaving a comment here or by using the contact page on Wibble so that I can reblog it here, with my thanks.

* If you are a member of the ?Random Raiders!, you are welcome to contribute to this site – just let me know if you’re interested. And if you’re not a member, and would like to be, well, just visit this site’s home page and follow the ‘join’ link.

Of Reading A ?Random Post

Becoming The Muse

Time Travel To A Random Post On My Blog

I have been posting on this blog for what feels like forever, there’s close to 1000 articles spanning 9 years…. This is where I live out My Immortalityand sometimes I worry my older content will go unread….  Of course, I occasionally travel back in time to check out how my earlier posts have aged and like a gardener admires their garden I admire my handiwork….

I ran into a feature Goldie referred to as  ?Random Raiders! as learnt from Pendantry. Basically, what it does is pick a random post to go on a website, like a lucky dip of sorts, you never know where it will take you…

How to navigate to a random post on a blog

All you have to do is to type ‘?random’ after the blog’s address and it takes you to…

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?Random Raiders!

One day at a time...

This has been a long time coming.

Ever since I started blogging in 2017 (WHAAAT?!), I have been wondering how best to promote old content. When I discover a new blog, I used to go through some of their old posts to get the idea of what their posts were about. There were only so many times I could click the “Older Posts” button at the bottom of their page or so long that I could scroll through their endless entries.

Back then, it made me sad that some of my first posts might never be seen by more than a couple of people who joined my community right as I started my WordPress journey. Now, I wonder if maybe that is better since those posts were not as polished as I would like. (But then I ask myself if any of them are…)

If you connect with a blogger…

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How to crowdsource blog maintenance


I think I’ve just come up with, as Blackadder would say, a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.

I bet your blog is like mine in that it has lots of new posts going on the top which get all the attention, and very little action for all those leading up to it, no matter how deserving they might be. Some content doesn’t age well, it’s true, and perhaps some of that deserves to be culled: but then again, some content does stand the test of time. With an ever-increasing repository of blog posts, it becomes more and more difficult to do effective housekeeping.

Some other problems that older posts might suffer from include:

  • link rot
  • dead videos
  • broken images

A minor (but essential) digression: do you know about the ‘?random’, err, thingy? I’ve used it myself here on Wibble, it’s…

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The blog-driven time machine


The blogosphere is one massive creative content continuum. Most of us only live on the front edge of the ever-expanding wave, but there’s a wealth of diversity hidden below, accessible by a single magic word:

That word is ‘?random’.

A wordcloud with focus on 'random blog posts'When I’ve been visiting other blogs lately, I’ve been following up on my visit to the most recent post with another one, using ‘?random’. This works on any WordPress site to take you to a random blog post on that site. All you have to do is put ?random after the domain name, like this:

Many blogs have old posts that are still relevant and interesting long past their publication date. But these posts get buried; only the most recent ones generally see the light of day. Some blogs focus on certain themes…

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