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 Monday, December 27, 2010

I've been blogging for eight years and four months.
That's 96 months, plus 4 months.
That's 100 months.

Which means, should you ever check out my sidebar, there are now 100 archive pages to choose from.

                                                Sep02 Oct02 Nov02 Dec02
Jan03 Feb03 Mar03 Apr03 May03 Jun03 Jul03 Aug03 Sep03 Oct03 Nov03 Dec03
Jan04 Feb04 Mar04 Apr04 May04 Jun04 Jul04 Aug04 Sep04 Oct04 Nov04 Dec04
Jan05 Feb05 Mar05 Apr05 May05 Jun05 Jul05 Aug05 Sep05 Oct05 Nov05 Dec05
Jan06 Feb06 Mar06 Apr06 May06 Jun06 Jul06 Aug06 Sep06 Oct06 Nov06 Dec06
Jan07 Feb07 Mar07 Apr07 May07 Jun07 Jul07 Aug07 Sep07 Oct07 Nov07 Dec07
Jan08 Feb08 Mar08 Apr08 May08 Jun08 Jul08 Aug08 Sep08 Oct08 Nov08 Dec08
Jan09 Feb09 Mar09 Apr09 May09 Jun09 Jul09 Aug09 Sep09 Oct09 Nov09 Dec09
Jan10 Feb10 Mar10 Apr10 May10 Jun10 Jul10 Aug10 Sep10 Oct10 Nov10 Dec10


Which is, to be honest, a heck of a lot of content in a heck of a lot of archive pages.

There's the archive page with the post about wheelie suitcases. There's the archive page with all the posts about the Oranges and Lemons nursery rhyme. There's the archive page with posts about daylight saving, private hospitals, Rainham Marshes and out-of-date Underground signs. And there's 97 other pages, all full of stuff which I wrote mostly ages ago.

Most of you don't read the archives. I know this because I can see which pages of my blog you read, and the monthly archives aren't especially popular. There's all this good stuff packed in there, but most regular readers are only interested in what I wrote in the last two or three days. The old stuff hangs around in a rarely-visited netherworld, available but overlooked, much as archives are meant to be.

And they're not even proper archives any more. They used to be complete pages with all monthly posts included, from the last day of the month right back to the first. And then, earlier this year, Blogger decided to speed up loading times by chopping all the bottoms off. Now my monthly archives only go back about a fortnight, with the majority of stuff hidden away on page 2s or even page 3s. These virtual subpages don't technically exist, not unless you click on the "older posts" arrow at the bottom of the page. And very few people ever do, so thousands of posts go almost completely ignored.

So look, there are now 100 months of archive stashed away on this blog. You've read them before, I know, back when each post was fresh. But some days these archives are far more interesting than the dull stuff I've just posted. Like today, for example. There are 100 months of archive to revisit, and you're still reading this. I guess that's how blogging works. But really, what a waste.


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