I’m not about to write of food
Or remembrance of repasts
My blog is clogging up right now
And I need your help real fast.
I used to have a sub-menu
That offered all my oeuvre
But a WP Engineer warned
Its growth was a SNAFUer.
S/he led me to the solution
That’s inspired this short chat
To see if what works for WP
Isn’t a bothersome gnat.
I’ve passed my one-hundredth post,
To me, that’s really cookin’
Computerwise, it’s not too bad
A widget* helps those lookin’
So to the right of the full texts
Linked titles are there to see.
I like to keep them all in view
And many seem to agree.
My stats tell me that lots of folks
Read posts going quite far back
But on your phone to reach that list,
You must scroll, scroll, scroll—alack!
Our Happy WP Engineers
Have told me what to do:
You must change your design, they say–
Or else we just can’t help you.
But I like the look I have now
I really hope to keep it.
So I turn to you, dear readers
It’s time you interceded.
Must I choose between my fond wish
You see all posts, come what may—
And my perhaps stronger hope this
Menu won’t drive you away?
Ok—enough with the rhyme. I know I should be archiving older posts, but if I do, I’m not at all sure that as many people would read them.
Often after five or six older posts have each received a single view, the next day I’m pleased to welcome a new subscriber. The ease of perusing those lists is clearly helpful in exploring my work.
And I realize that most of you are probably reading my most recent one or two posts as they appear, so this may not be an issue for you at all. I would still welcome your observations.
Is a tradeoff necessary? Please let me know your thoughts about my current setup and any possible ideas for helping me accomplish my dual goals.
If scrolling through all those posts on your phone to get to the linked titles is a drag, please tell me. All suggestions are welcome, as long as you’re kind.
*Explanatory note for my email subscribers: “In WordPress, widgets are blocks of content that you can add to your site’s sidebars, footers, and other areas…”
If you’re viewing this on your computer, the sidebar widget facilitates the index. But since on the side of the phone there’s no room for it, the linked list appears at the very bottom of those now many posts.