After you’ve been blogging for awhile the archive list in the sidebar becomes rather long. And I’ve often felt that unless your blog is a journal that the archives are kind of useless. Most people are looking for information on a topic, such as an article I wrote about Facebook, not a list of what I wrote in May 2009.
The only thing that the list seems to do is establish the age of the site. If there are only two months listed, the site is new. If it stretches on and on, the site has been around for awhile.
I found that at about the two year mark, the list of months was just getting too long. Even though I think the archives are kind of pointless I didn’t want to do away with them completely. And I didn’t feel like creating a custom archive page so I decided to try out the Smart Archives Reloaded Plugin.