Read anything of two or more parts or chapters in a printed medium and you will read Part One first, followed by Part Two, and so on.
Now, go to your favorite BLOG (…hopefully this one!) and do the same thing.
I’ll wait, but you must promise to come back! …Or, you can just scroll down past the announcement of my UNCLE SCROOGE script and re-read the Four Parts of my 50th Anniversary Tribute to Huckleberry Hound.
Oh… you went to another Blog and came back? (Sigh! …No respect!)
Either way, your first view of the chosen subject WASN’T Part One (or the original post on the subject), was it?
If you did scroll through my “Huck posts”, you came first to PART FOUR, then scrolled back through Parts Three and Two… back to Part One.
The “Last-In-First-Out” nature of Blog posting changes – for all time – your intended order of things. The short period of time that Part One of Huck’s 50th Tribute was the ONLY such post, is the ONLY time that it would have been the first post on the subject that readers will see. And, so is the way of Blog posting.
To the point: Some of the things you will see here are pre-written, or have been written for another purpose. They may be too long to post in one part or chapter – and would read better in segments. This is certainly true of the POPEYE DVD Review that I intend to post here. It consists of TWO PARTS, which were written at different times. Part One covers my earlier, first impressions, and Part Two covers my impressions of much of the balance of the set.
Now, as Blog postings go, I would normally post PART ONE and later post PART TWO – but that would leave PART TWO to be viewed BEFORE PART ONE – even if I link to Part One at the very beginning of my post of Part Two.
Just curious… Is this the way you’d prefer to see posts on the same subject that will have more than one part? Or, if the text is already written and easily segmented, would you prefer to see Part Two posted – and then immediately followed by Part One, so that you get to read Part One FIRST while scrolling through this Blog?
Let me know what you think… Yes, I’m asking for comments, folks!
In the meantime, as an experiment, I’ll post the POPEYE DVD review in two parts – with Part One to be the “Last-In-First-Out” part – so that it will always show first.
Hopefully, once I do this and you see for yourselves a Part One IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED by Part Two of a subject, it won’t be nearly as confusing as THIS POST is turning out to be… Lemme know!