Magazine Format Blogs
Jayvie Canono has a useful discussion about the magazine-style format that has taken the blog world by storm over the last couple of years. Among the non-technical issues he raises is this:
Will your readers like it? Maybe they would prefer that they just keep scrolling down to keep reading your posts. Maybe you should ask them when you play-test your site.
Having invested in the Thesis theme for Manzine, I’m seriously considering porting OTB and some of my other sites over at some point. Manzine‘s thumbnail-for-every-article format is too labor intensive for OTB but I like the idea of a featured post or posts followed by headlines and excerpts for older entries.
I’ve thought about doing this for awhile but have resisted partly because I think most people read blogs, as I do, via their RSS reader rather than directly. But that may just be idiosyncratic to those of us who peruse a hundred or more blogs.