When is she going to write what?
From just a glance, I would take this to be a general post about writing habits and fitting writing into a busy schedule. But actually, she’s talking about love triangles.
The full title is: “But when are you going to write something happy? Also, what’s up with the love triangles?”
The second half of that title is actually the important part, so I suppose I could rant about crappy post titles as well. But since the title of this post is about URLs, I’ll stick to that.
Basically, you can have some complicated scheme for creating URLs based on post dates or whatever, or with dynamic webpages, you get something along the lines of “www.example.com/thread.php?t=11”, or you can have a simple, descriptive url, usually based on the title of the page. Apparently the post I linked to had a title Blogger decided was too long, thus the truncation. (I wonder if WordPress would do the same?)
But the creators of Blogger should have realized that people who use software don’t pay attention to that stuff, and come up with a better solution than a hard truncation. Personally, I think there should be a field for picking a URL in the “Add New Post” interface.
But a string of numbers or a date posted system would be as effective or better than what the blogging software eventually came up with, which is not only misleading in that it might link to something I don’t care about, but also in that the topic of love triangles as a character deciding what kind of person they want to be might be (and is, and you should read the post, too) a topic that I would find very interesting, but I wouldn’t click that link because I’ve read too gosh darn many posts on the topic the title implies.
So if you’re a blogger who wants people to read what you’ve written because they care about the topic, you should take whatever steps you can to create a URL that will entice your target audience.
ETA: WordPress has apparently decided to ignore my formatting, so apologies if it’s a bit Wall of Texty.