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Is pagination broken on my website?

Why is the most recent page 1? Shouldn’t the oldest, or first?” page be 1 — working up, towards the present? This way paginated urls could remain consistent. If something shows up on page 4, it’ll always be on page 4 forever and ever.

After having conducted a very brief and very unscientific survey of a handful of websites I can’t find any examples of pagination as I have described here.

Theory: this is Google’s fault. Folks see how Google’s search results start at page 1 and work back” from there, and mimic the design pattern. The issue here being that Google’s implementation of pagination is actually solving for a different problem than pagination on my blog.