Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Reading this Blog like a Book

One of the main reasons I switched to the new Blogger back in January was for the built-in capability to read the blog the way you read a book - one page at a time, in chronological order from earlier to later. A blog's normal organization is in reverse chronological order. As it should be. You want to always see the the most current entry at the top. Yet, sometimes, you want to start at the beginning and go forward. A lot of people don't know that this capability exists, so I want to tell you about it. The key is to be looking at one individual entry, not the current entries, and not a monthly archive. Click on the heading of a post to go to a page with just that entry. Then, at the bottom, you should see a link to 'Newer Post'. Clicking on that lets you turn the page going forward in time. So, if you've missed a few days ... or a few weeks ... try to find the last post you read and click on it's Title. Then you can keep viewing 'Newer Post' until you're up-to-date. How do you find that last post? Search is a good way. In the upper left of your screen, you should see a box to enter a search term. It will only search the contents of this blog. I have also made a New Video Tour of this Blog to show you around. Check it out. There is also a link to it in the right sidebar under "About the Geeks."

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