Let me tell you a joke:
A funny old man sits down at a restaurant and orders chicken soup. Once it’s delivered, he calls his waiter over to the table.
Waiter – “Yes sir, how can I help?”
Man – “Please taste the soup.”
Waiter – “Is it cold?”
Man – “Just taste the soup.”
Waiter – “Is it too salty?”
Man – “No, no, just taste the soup.”
Waiter – “Is there something in it?”
Man – “Taste the soup.”
Waiter – “Fine!…Where’s the spoon?”
Man – “Ah-hah…”
Now to get to the point – let me taste your soup!!! How do you expect for your readers or an advertiser to find what they are looking for if you don’t have a way to search your posts? They may have something that interests them and would love to find your posts about it…hard without a search box. And if you are one of my clients, and you don’t have a search box, you are driving me nuts! So repeat after me, a search box is your friend. A search box is your friend. A. Search. Box. Is. Your. Friend.
Now you may be thinking, but I have archives, isn’t that enough? No, sorry, but only your biggest fans will spend the time needed to peruse your archives to find the post that they are looking for. Those of us just looking for a post on cell phones or what your view on cable is won’t be able to find it without a search box.
Just in case I haven’t been clear – LET ME TASTE YOUR SOUP!!! Thank you.