Warning Readers About Out-Of-Date Content

When I redesigned my blog for the new year, I omitted a feature that had been there for the past several years: a prominent warning about out-of-date content. Elizabeth Naramore asked me on Twitter if I had removed it, and she said that she felt it was useful to warn readers that content was out of date.

Warning readers that content may be out of date helps them because it makes obvious that an article is dated, and allows them to apply more stringent critical reading skills to the article than they might otherwise have applied. Technical articles can go out of date quickly, and bloggers should do what they can to help readers identify potentially troublesome content.


Friday, February 8th, 2013 @ 1:03 pm | Comment (1) | Categories: Best Practices, Blogging

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