Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Every day, a handful of WordPress.com bloggers are featured in Freshly Pressed. Each week, we take a close look at one post and why we thought it was Press-worthy.
The simple answer is of course “start at the beginning and read to the end.” In the hypertexted world of the internet, that kind of simplicity is under siege. Blog posts contain hyperlinks we’re subtly encouraged to click before we’ve finished scrolling down the page. Photo-essay slideshows distract us from the main event. Our eyes (and our focus) slide around like our attention spans are on ice — and that’s often how we’re meant to be behave.