First of all, thank you Tracey and Solarbeez for helping me out with my problem viewing pages and apologies to anyone who is wondering where the post went that may have appeared in their reader and then disappeared. A brief explanation is that my internet provider stores pages on their servers, so when I try and view my site I see the one that they have copied. Even if I have updated my site, I might not see the changes until they update the copy they hold. For those of you who even bothered to read that, I added a page today Volunteers, check it out, I await your emails 🙂
But back to the topic of this post, ‘Random Post’ It is probably one of my most used buttons when I first discover a new blog. Of course I always check that latest post, normally followed by the About Page; I like to know who I’m reading about. and then I normally move onto the Random Post button from the WordPress menu; under the heading of the blog you are visiting, top left.
I think it’s all too easy just to check out the last post that someone has posted and this can often lead you with a false impression of the blog you have just visited, even reading the about page doesn’t always give you an insight into the type of blog you may end up reading, or even following. So that’s why I head for the Random Post link, not only does it give you more of an insight, you often discover developing styles and occasionally come across some real gems that you wouldn’t normally expect from the author.
Of course I sometimes set myself the task of reading every post that they have ever published, but this can take quite some time with some of the more established sites, so once again Random Post can save the day and even if you only read one extra page every time you visit, you will soon catch up with them all 🙂
So go on, next time you visit a new blog, or even go back to one you might follow, hit the random button and be enlightened. Maybe even leave a comment and remind the person of something that they have forgotten about as I did today with Ladysighs 🙂