Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Bear with me

I have long thought it was a disadvantage of blogger.com that you can't operate a before the fold/after the fold type thing, so that big long posts (like this one on Brendan O'Neill and Darfur) obscure the ones below it (like, say, this one on Alexander Chancellor vs Anna Nicole Smith) as most of us are too lazy to scroll down. As I tend to neglect my blog for days, then binge, this is particularly bad for me.

Then yesterday I noticed a blogspot blog with exactly the "read more" type thing I'd coveted. So this morning I've wasted hours trying to put it on my bigger, fatter posts. Somehow, I've succeeded on this one, but failed on the O'Neil one and others, while making myself look very amateurish by leaving a "read more" link at the very end of every single post, located right where there is no more to read. And I'm supposed to be at work, so I'm going to give up for the moment and try again later, so please bear with me.

Update: Had one more successful attempt to create a fold (in "Galloway the racial nationalist"). Might be easier with Firefox than Explorer. But not sure if it's worth doing if the price you pay is "read more" on every single post... Plus, it seems to take ages to publish pages now. Should've gone with WordPress!

Update 2 (a month later): I might have cracked it. I've got rid of the embarassing "read more" thing on each post, I think I've got the fold up and running, but only in a way that has the "read more thing" in the body of the post, whether you're on the main page or just the post page. I'm holding off on migrating to Beta though, as it seems to have a few glitches...

6 comments:

Will said...

Ok. I will. I like your shit :)

bob said...

Even when my shit is shite?

Anonymous said...

if you haven't already tried, have a look at the beta version of blogger, much faster and a fair few addons

bob said...

Thanks. Beta certainly has indexing by topics, which is something I really want, but doesn't at the moment seem to have extended view types thing. But switching looks inticing!

bob said...

Just google-blog-searched (is that the right verb?) blogger beta, and found 3 or 4 people who had migrated and had very bad experiences (like losing all their posts), so I might hold off for the moment...

Courtney Hamilton said...

"found 3 or 4 people who had migrated and had very bad experiences (like losing all their posts)"

Ouch... That must really hurt.