This is mainly a post for my active discussants, who are now suffering from the volume of debate here with 399 posts on the previous topic, and my own workload right now that is making writing a new post impossible.
I had hoped to post a new substantive column on Monday about recent economic and housing market data, but with the new subject I’m teaching (Behavioural Finance) plus other work commitments there’s no way I’m going to get there.
What I may do for the next 3 months while I am writing lectures for this subject is convert the Powerpoint files to something resembling HTML and post them here. While they are not specifically on the financial crisis, they are of course relevant to it–and the final six or so lectures will be on analysing financial dynamics.
On the site design itself, I tried to alter settings on WordPress to limit the display of comments to the last 25 or so–and thus speed up page loading for discussants–but the options I altered seemed to change my monitoring page rather than the page people who click on the site see.
So if there are any WordPress experts amongst the bloggers, and you know how to set it so that the last (say) 50 comments only appear on a blog posting (with earlier ones accessible by a link) please let me know and I’ll have a go at setting that switch here.
Before I can do so, the main function of this post is to give my active contributors a shorter page to load than the +1MB behemoth that the most recent blog entry with comments has become.
(For the record, the site now has 1903 subscribers and over 40,000 unique readers a month. Growth has slowed down as the “green shoots” appeared to blossom. Like most here my expectations are that these shoots will prove unsustainable, and at some stage the growth rate of the blog will accelerate once more.)