As I have said many times before (and probably bored most people rigid), I’m not of the blogging generation; I am not at all sure why visitors come here, or what they are looking for. It is not true that everyone reads the latest post and then goes away, since sometimes inexplicably there is a sudden surge of interest in a much older post.
When things at work are very stressful, I sometimes go back and read a random post, and then track forward or back from there. Some of what I wrote in the distant past actually makes some kind of sense, and it is comforting to know that I survived various problems in the past.
But if someone comes here looking for information, how do they find it?
If you know what you are looking for, it is easy: just type it into the search box. But if you don’t know what is here, what do you do?
Some bloggers, like JoAnne Growney at Intersections, put up yearly lists, and it is fun to explore the “strange farrago of the grave and the gay” that she provides. But I decided at some point that a themed table of contents might help. The trouble is that, with time, even the table of contents grows infeasibly large. So I have added a “contents of the contents” at the start, which will take you straight to any given section.
I hope you find it useful. Happy reading!