Recently, I’ve seen a few emails from readers wanting to know if there was a way to browse through the extensive archives of the site without going page by page through the long archives. In short, there wasn’t. Until now.
If you look over at the right hand menu on this site under the Archives header, you’ll see two new links:
The first one is entitled Single Page. Clicking that link takes you to a single page that lists every post ever made at The Simple Dollar in one handy location. This version of the archives is in reverse chronological order, meaning that the newest posts are at the top and the oldest ones are at the bottom. If you want to browse through the last week or last month worth of article titles to find one that you missed, this is the page to visit.
The other link there is entitled Chronology. It’s the same thing as the single page view, but it lists all of the posts on the site in chronological order, meaning the oldest posts are at the top of the page. This is a great place to go if you want to start browsing from the very beginning. Be aware, though, that my writing style has evolved a fair amount since the early days. I generally feel that I hit my stride around the very end of 2006.
These are both new features, but they interact well with another feature of The Simple Dollar. If you were to click on any of the article names on those long archive pages, you’ll find yourself viewing just that post. Once you’re in that view, you can just keep going on to the next post right from that page – just above the title of the article, you’ll find links to the next post on The Simple Dollar and the previous post. These links make it possible for you to browse through all of the articles here a post at a time, and if you ever want to jump out to the long list, just click on the “Single Page” or “Chronology” links over on the right.
I know that several of my readers have been anxious to dig through the archives; hopefully, this will help. Enjoy!