Blogs are interesting websites to work on. We are not quite sure how to characterize the Soaring Cafe — is it a blog, is it an “e-zine”? The site is built on a blog engine, but that really doesn’t seem to make us a blog.
Robin Clark particularly liked the Cafe aspect of our title and suggested our site was just that, a place where the soaring community to come on a regular basis and check in to find out what is going on. Through our discussion areas and comments blocks people are able to connect with each other in the same manner as they might going to their favorite cafe for some coffee.
The trouble with blogs is that all posts are displayed in reverse chronological order. So, as new posts are created, older posts slide down the page and then out of site. Sure, you can search for them, but how would you know what to search for? The category links below the main menu provide a way to get to posts on a related topic. But again, posts slide off the page. Finally, the tag cloud in the right sidebar should help to find interesting links that are related and this will also become more useful over time as more and more tags are added to posts.
To make it easy to find the most popular posts, we have created three new pages accessible through the Greatest posts link on the main menu. This link will take our readers to the Soaring Cafe’s all time Top 20 posts. From there you will find additional links to the Weekly Top 20 and the Monthly Top 20 posts.
We hope that these new links will help you find even more interesting articles at the Cafe.