keeping a post fresh


As Jamie said, every time you post something on the same thread, it becomes active again and goes back to the top. It can also go down very quickly depending on the number of threads being updated at the time you have updated your thread.

I am just unsure if the number of views indirectly affects this also.
Just update it when you do a new part of your reno and itll go to the top each time. Views have no effect
How do I keep a post near the top of the page so I can continually update it for a continuing reno
You could look in the records of your own posts and threads or subscribe to it to give you easier access. You need to use your User CP and your own statistics to view these.