Saturday, March 06, 2010

Search Carpe Diem

There are now more than 5,800 posts in the Carpe Diem archives dating back to September 2006, and I expect to hit the 6,000 mark in the next month or so. The entire archive is searchable by keyword(s) in one of two ways:

1. At the top left-hand corner of the screen, there is a Blogger search function in the box to the left of where it says "Follow." It's not marked very well, except by a small magnifying glass icon, so it's probably easy to miss. This search function is somewhat limited, and often misses many posts that do contain the search word, and only returns a certain maximum number of results, and might not go all the way back to the earlier posts in the archive. It works best for finding recent posts, but is not comprehensive.

2. There's a Google search function on the right-hand side of the CD homepage in the "Links" section. It's always been there, but I just moved it up to the top of the "Links" section to make it easy to find. That is a full, comprehensive Google search that will find every post that contains a search word, going all the way back to beginning of the archives without any maximum search results, so I would highly recommend using the full Google search instead of the Blogger search.

Also, somebody was asking about problems with the RSS feed for Carpe Diem, and there shouldn't be any problems, the RSS feature is turned on. If anybody's having troubles, please send me an email and let me know, or leave a comment on this post.

3 Comments:

At 3/06/2010 5:47 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Because positive feedback is always nice to see, I'll tell you that your RSS feed is working just fine. It is the primary way I get your blog.

 
At 3/06/2010 5:51 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Thanks, Joe, it's good to know!

 
At 3/07/2010 10:09 PM, Blogger Tate said...

Just coming to say the same thing. I read your blog via RSS, and it's working fine for me.

 

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