Saturday, February 18, 2012

Comparing blog-order hacks #1: Reliability now and tomorrow

You can show your blog content in its original posting order, oldest first.

There are several approaches you can take, none perfect, as described here.

One way bypasses one set of problems by using third-party web services. Another bypasses problems with web-services by using Blogger's own architecture.

Which is best for your blog? Consider which is likeliest to hold up over time.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Easier (mostly), better (mostly) way to reverse blog-post order

Two years ago I introduced a method for showing your blog's content in the order you wrote it, oldest first.

For the past few months I have been testing a promising new way to do the same thing.

When it works it is very good. Here is how it looks on this blog. It took me less than five minutes to install.

If you want to show your blog content oldest-first, I recommend trying this one out before resorting to the method I created. How's that for an endorsement?

No method for reordering blog content is perfect, however. Here are some pros and cons.