12 December 2004
A perma-change

Permalinks are essential but where should they link to?  I always dread a MovableType link because it takes you to a page with just that entry and nothing else.  When you follow a link it’s often the only opportunity you’ll ever get to check out that particular blog.  If it’s not blogrolled right there and then it probably never will be.  What you really want is to see some other posts along with the one you originally wanted to see.  That way you can get a feel for the blog.  But the thing you don’t want to do is to have to do any further clicking plus waiting.  Strangely enough, I think old Blogger got this right first time round.  Their permalinks link you to the monthly or weekly archive and then scroll you down to where the entry is to be found.  That way you can read the post and do some browsing.

Anyway, from now on, that’s going to be the approach I (for the most part) adopt here.

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