modern web design trends have stripped away a lot of what made blogs interesting, discoverable, and accessible. Superficial minimalism has meant people don’t include archive links, metadata, blogrolls, or even RSS icons.
Ruben Schade’s blog is always interesting, and his post today about keeping tags, search, blogrolls, etc. visible on posts’ pages is on form.
The idea that the blog format was pretty much figured out in the early days satisfies me, but that’s probably just because I liked it at the time and am starting to feel more of that old “things were fine before and I never really finished figuring them out so do we really have to change already?!”