I’m trying to decide where to put things on this blog.
From what I can work out, most bloggers write a new post on their main page, or in the dashboard, and send it to their main page. They allocate it to one or more categories – then the post appears at the TOP of their blog, and on the top of any Category page.
That’s how it works in my school library:
Main page – gets every new post at the top
Books – gets any new post labeled as “Books”
Technology – gets any new post labeled as “Technology”
Competitions – gets any new post labeled as “Competitions”
If I assign a new post to both Books and Technology, it will appear at the top of:
1. Main page 2. Books 3. Technology
Pages can be made a “sticky” – they stay at the top of their page, and new posts appear second in the list of posts. We make “Recent Arrivals” a sticky for about a week.
I’d like to run this blog differently. I’d like my blog posts to appear only on the main page. On the About page, I put things about me (all those personal reflections from the first activity we did). On Ideas, I’ve got all my great ideas for blogging and using Web 2.0 tools. Umm – it’s empty now, and might be for a while!
Is this the right way to operate a blog? Am I trying to make it more like a website? What is the right location for everything on a blog? Does it matter? Will I just confuse my readership? Do I have any readers?