o archive or not to archive, that is the question.
So, when I changed the theme of this blog a while ago, I also did a mini-audit. After reading a couple of articles on what I guess you would call blog hygiene, I added an email sign-up button, updated my blogroll, changed some headers on that right column, etc. One of the tips I adopted with some ambivalence was to clean up the right column by getting rid of the archives.
According to this article about cleaning up your sidebars, no one looks at archives, so why have them clutter your page? Beside, you want people looking at your new, fresh content…right?
As a blog reader, I like the idea of the archive. But when I thought about it, I rarely used them. So, I gave it a shot and took the archive down.
A friend recently asked why my archive had disappeared. She loves going back to look at old posts and, perhaps more importantly, she likes to see how long someone has been blogging.
So, I’m putting it to a vote. What do you think? To archive or not to archive?