On an experimental basis, I’ve set the blog to “infinite” scroll — meaning that when you scroll to the bottom of the main page, the next 7 posts will appear without your having to click an arrow for older or newer posts. It will also load 7 at a time rather than 10, which should speed up loading the site.
This behavior will continue all the way back to 2007, which is not quite infinity, but it’s nearly five thousand posts.
It may not work on the mobile version, but should be no problem on a regular computer.
The idea is that if you remember something from a few days ago that you want to look at, you’ll be able to just scroll down until you find it. It’s the same as Facebook and Twitter, which are the cool kids on the block, and far be it from me not to be a cool kid.
While I was messing with the settings, I also shifted the RSS feed setting to send out 10 items at a time rather than 3. That is, if you subscribe to comments by RSS (such as through Feedly), you’ll be able to keep up with them through your reader, because most days, you’ll receive all comments fairly timely. Of course, some days have much higher comment traffic than other days, and so 10 may not always be enough. But for most days and most readers, this should work pretty well.