Blog archive ordering

Ok, so I've been blogging for a few years now, and reading a bunch of them in the meantime. This is something I've always wondered about: Why do people always sort their blog archives in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest)? For the main blog page it makes perfect sense to have the most recent post at the top. You don't want to make readers have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to find the most recent entry. But for archives, IMO it makes very little sense. Think about it...sorting in reverse chronological order means the reader has to read through your blogging history from the bottom of the browser and scroll upwards. If an entry is longer than a screen length, then the reader has to scroll down to read the full entry, then scroll back up to find the next one.

Makes for lots of senseless scrolling. A much more logical way of reading blog archives would be sorted in chronological order (oldest to newest).

So why do people leave their blog archives like this? Just something they've never thought about? Because that's the way it's always been done? Something they can't change? I can't imagine any blogging software worth the bits it's made from not giving the user at least that capability.

Bloggers, think about what you're doing to your fellow readers!