Make New Posts Publish Below Old Posts

Every week, some hopeful blogger asks
How do I make my newer posts post below the old posts?
or
I want my oldest post to show up when the blog opens. How can I do that?
and the answer given, unfortunately, is simply
Change the dates on the posts.


That is a rather lame answer, if you think about it. Why couldn't the Blogger code just use ASC in the ORDER BY clause for the dates?

This would even provide a solution for one of my favourite private wishes. Give us the ability to have a permanent Home page for a blog. If the oldest post became the displayed post when the blog is opened, there's your Home page. Badda bing.

The Welcome post is good for small messages, constantly visible. But the Welcome post isn't universally useful - it doesn't use labels, large Welcome posts take up too much screen space, and sometimes, you only want the welcome to show up once. That's what the Home page is for.

This is yet another item for the Blogger Wishlist. Tell them, please.

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