Fly away, little blog entries, fly away!
The volatile nature of blog entries makes me cringe. I am someone who gets physically ill if he has to throw stuff out. “But it is still useful!”, I cry, while friends pry useless crap from my hands.
Because most bloggers live for the day, their archives (one wonders why they even have such things) are marvels of bad usability. And not just their archives. Seriously, I have seen web usability experts wander into blogs with a lamp on their helmet, and supplies worth two weeks of food and water, only never again to come out.
Still, the mere existence of blog archives (and the fact that some blogs allow for categorizing, which is only really handy if you want to look for older entries and limit your search) would seem to suggest that I am not the only one who has trouble to let go.
(Yes, I know the software behind the page that you are currently reading is crap too; there is little I can do about it do, as I am using a free blog hosting service.)
Update (7-1-2006): when I refer to “this blog”, I refer to my old web-log.nl blog. In the meantime I have moved to a self-hosted WordPress blog, which naturally has its own set of usability problems, different from web-log.nl’s.