Diary

The New Format Is Bad for Diarists

In the old format, diarists had at least some exposure, because even on the Front Page, readers were able to see a list of all current diaries and Recommended Diaries, with the number of recommendations. So if they spotted an interesting title, they could easily access it.

With the new format, one has to search endlessly through all the diaries, which are on a separate page; no one is going to do that. Just now, it was impossible for me to find my own latest post, without searching all my diaries—and I knew it was there.

In addition, there’s no indication of how many shares are on the diaries, and no way to add a subtitle.

Some of us put a great deal of effort into our diary posts, so I hope something can be done to correct these problems.