When I first started this blog in 2010 I posted a series of blogs about what I found problematic about blogging. One of those problematic elements is the fact that blogs are only presented in chronological order for the people who are subscribed to them, and for the rest of the readership, they’re presented in reverse chronological order, because blog postings appear with the most recent postings at the “top.”
This makes series, such as the ones I often do, a little off-putting to readers who are coming into the blog/series from an external location like a search engine because they’re either forced to read the series “backwards” or they’re forced to scroll down the postings for the “start” of the blog and then read up.
So for the next month or so, I’m going to try an experiment as I post a series of detailed blogs about completing the pre-production book publishing process with Outskirts Press. I’m going to post the series in reverse chronological order (starting with the last step and going backwards). That way, I’ll end with Step 1 being the most recent posting of the series. In this manner, when new visitors come to this blog/series from elsewhere (as opposed to subscribing to my blog), they’ll be able to read the series conveniently in the proper order, starting with step 1.
So for those of you subscribing to the blog, it may seem a little weird reading an informative series of blog postings from the end to the beginning. But for the vast majority who come to my blog/series from search engine searches in the future, the series of postings will be straight-forward. And since I’m going to give this upcoming series a specific “tag” for the purposes of making it very easy to link to from our instructional emails and FAQs at Outskirts Press, (not to mention the archival benefits of blogs on the Internet in general), a straight-forward presentation is what I’m shooting for.
We’ll begin this little experiment next week…