Here is a cheap but useful trick for you WordPress bloggers- don’t sap your readers with 10 mile long URLs.
If you use the Permalink option to publish your posts based on the date, time, generally it turns a long title blog post like above into something horrible like:
That is butt ugly and pretty much says to anyone with some slightly advanced WP skills… “I am a n00b”.
All it takes is to create a shorter link portion is an edit in the Post Slug box, one or two words that capture the essence of the post and voila! A tidier URL, in this case, http://cogdogblog.com/2007/02/14/slugs
There, you can now help reduce the amount of bandwidth consumed by the web, by reducing the transmission of extraneous text characters. Make your URLs shorter today!