Blog usability

I have been meaning to post on usability as it relates to blogs … I happened to see Jakob Neilsen’s article on blog usability the other day.

The funny thing is that from a day-to-day perspective, blogs (most of them) are about as usable as you can get … because all the content is spread right out there for you to see.

But Neilsen’s right: beyond the current content, it’s a hopeless mess of search and chronologically sorted postings. Categories help, but they’re time-sorted too … meaning that even in my slowest categories, finding old posts is a somewhat laborious process.

In any case, I hope to be spending some time on the usability of this website in the next little while.