GrokSurf's San Diego

Local observations on water, environment, technology, law & politics

A bit of blog housekeeping to improve access to previously published posts

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 6, 2011

I’ve done some rearranging and tweaking in hopes of improving access to San Diego water-related information contained in my older blog posts.

This blog is configured so that the home page displays the last ten posts that were published, in reverse chronological order. Thus every time a new post is added at the top, the old 10th post gets pushed off the bottom of the page to make room.

Old posts can be found by clicking “Previous Entries” at the bottom of the home page and at the bottom of successive pages, basically going back in time. That can be useful to get a feel for the blog but it’s not helpful for finding something specific.

To find something on a particular subject, you could do a keyword search on the right-hand side of the blog. Below that are drop-downs to browse posts by month or by category.

What I’m doing now is making another way to browse for specific posts. It’s “Topics” on the horizontal menu bar above. Until now “Topics” contained just a few entries, including the Water Purification Demonstration Project.

To further populate the “Topics” page, I went through my archive of posts, decided what topic each post belongs under, and created pages for each topic listing the relevant posts. I’ve published 450 posts since I started this blog in June 2009 (this June 23 will be GrokSurf’s second anniversary!) and was fairly selective about including posts for the “Topics” page.

Anyway, now when you click “Topics” on the menu bar you’ll get a list of topics. Click on one of those topics for a page containing a list of relevant blog posts, and in some cases much more detail on the subject.

I hope you find this enhancement useful. Please try it out and feel free to use the comment form below if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

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