Pictures and such

Is it just me, or is there something really unpleasant about seeing huge blocks of text in a blog, that aren’t broken up by pictures, or new headings or quotes from elsewhere? I suppose a “…read more” link would work, but I tend to find that a real nuisance. I wonder why I don’t mind Steven den Beste’s site, since it’s mostly long essays. Actually, Steven’s site is broken up — by updates in different font sizes, and cites and links to source material, and the occassional picture. And there are bits of gray on both sides of his page, and a pretty picture at the top. Maybe that’s the trick: have a picture at the top to catch your eye, then once they get into the reading, they don’t care that it’s not pretty.

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