Ah, the weekend is finally here, and while most of us want to sit back and relax, others are making the best use of the time available to them. One way to do this is by adding content to your site that will not take up too much of your time. This is where a recap of your content comes into play. Not only would you be be recycling older content, but you will also give readers who missed out the opportunity to catch up.
The fact of the matter is that it works. It gives you something to do over the weekend that is reasonably easy to complete while providing useful (even if recycled) content for your readers. There is no hidden science to this though, and this article doesn’t even require much explanation on how to get this done.
It could be simple — like a list — or complex — like a picture and a paragraph. Regardless, the point of this is to highlight your best content from the previous week, month, or even year (depending on how often you do this sort of thing).
However, there are even more creative ways to do a weekly or monthly recap. You might consider doing a podcast (similar to Perfcast) or a video blog for your site. You could take a different twist on a typical recap, and you could perhaps add updates to all your stories, inform readers of which content was most popular, or reflect on your stories to make your work even more worthy of a read. The more creativity, the more interesting your recaps can be.
Authors on other blogs like Read/Write Web and Complex (I really like how Complex does their recaps) do this on a regular basis. Perhaps, after reading this, you will have some creative ways to make use of your recent content as well.
If you happen to recap your work on a regular basis, why not post a link below in the comments section so that others can learn by example.