As I draw this blog to a close, I found myself struggling to navigate with the default settings. So I’ve tweaked them a bit. At the top of the blog, there is a “page selector” menu item which allows anyone browsing to jump quickly to a page. I added this because the user experience of reading in reverse chronological order is otherwise very frustrating, but having ~400 posts on one page load is probably not a good idea either! However, without access to the PHP driving the site, or to add additional modules, I can’t see how to create jump links to the bottom of the page, you still have to scroll down to start reading in reverse chronological order.
Obviously anyone browsing this blog from start to finish could do so at an individual post level, in which case considering this additional feature is moot, but it’s there now in any case and was relatively trivial to set up.