Two Things That Help Your Readers Out – August 19, 2019

There’s a blogger I Follow, but I rarely go to her main page; in fact, I rarely visit her blog at all. Why? She makes it difficult to navigate by avoiding two things. I do get weekly e-mails from her which I rarely read as they are so long as to be a chore to read through. She does post in some Facebook groups, and in other groups, any posts she doesn’t share in the groups she belongs to are often shared by other people.

First, she does not truncate, or provide a Summary of, her posts and many of her posts are long. If that’s not bad enough, she doesn’t put a reasonable limit on how many posts show up in her feed so I have to scroll down a long time to reach the earlier posts. I limit posts to 10/feed (see below). If you go to, only the most recent 10 for the month show up. Plus, you only see a Summary, usually the first 3 – 4 lines of text, and not the full text. Now, if you want a specific day, like yesterday – It’s up to you what you consider a reasonable number of posts; some bloggers set it to 5. Go with what works for you. I don’t mind somebody who chose 20 if they set it to Summary vs. full text.

For WordPress, go to Admin -> Options -> Reading Here’s mine, substitute your blog URL for mine and simply add the bolded part after your blog URL –

Summary Post



About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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