Monthly Archives: March 2016

Reading old posts

It has been brought to my attention that the month-by-month archive links in the sidebar aren’t the most convenient of ways to read through all the old posts in order. They’d be awkward even if they listed the whole month’s posts on a single page, but like the main blog view they’re divided into pages of ten posts each, so to get back to the beginning of the month you have to go to the bottom of the page and hit the “Older posts” link – several times, because each month has at least 28 posts and usually more.

What would really be useful is an archive that lists posts from the oldest to the newest; weirdly, WordPress doesn’t seem to provide one of those by default, but it turns out that it’s possible to dig one out with a bit of work. Therefore, I give you this link:

All the posts in the Reading category in order from oldest to newest

I know of at least one reader who has suffered inconvenience and bemusement because it didn’t occur to me sooner that something like this might be useful, and for that I apologise.