I have this diary blog. Sometimes I want to read the posts in chronological order, instead of reverse chronological order.
I think both orders have their uses:
- chronological: to read posts one after another, for those who want to get updated after a long break
- reverse chronological: to read the latest posts, for those who are up to date
How can (or could) this be accomplished?
I could think myself of a plug-in, but I don’t see any, like a calendar, or a footer underneath posts, containing a link to the next (and previous) post.
Another—klugy—solution I can think of is putting in the body of a post links to the next post in chronological order. This seems a lot of work and easy to miss by a reader (unless you put it both on the top and the bottom, and even then).
A third solution, with which I’m going until I’ll find something better, is to create a page with the contents of the
/archive page, but with the posts reversed. I do a view source on the
/archive page, copy the HTML, strip the non-posts bits, remove the padding in the text (like TAB characters), so I’m left with each description on its own line. Next, I convert it into MarkDown (I used iOS Drafts and an action called “HTML > MarkDown”), and then share it to a Pythonista script that reverses the lines and copies the result to the clipboard, which I paste into a new document. So yeah, still a kluge.