Slash7 Road Map

I have some things up my sleeve for this site. I love blogging about Rails, but I find myself itching to post other things as well. On the other hand, sometimes it bugs me when people who are allegedly blogging on a given topic diverge into the yellow wood. I expect Rails updates, dammit—what’s this about your dog?! So despite the fact that all the other things I have to say here are related to my use of Rails—I want to talk about HTML/CSS, Javascript, web design, usability, and that jazz—I don’t want to force it down anyone’s throat, on the whole “we don’t swim in your toilet…” principle. So, I am going to…

  • Create separate front pages so you can choose whether to view just Rails posts, or all posts (sessions, perhaps?)
  • Create separate RSS/ATOM feeds for same

Thoughts, anyone?

I’m also planning on integrating Typo and my article manager, henceforth dubbed opencookie.

As we learned today in #typo, Tobi and I have had to agree to disagree on whether or not blogs are a good format for articles vs periodic content. I don’t think they are, hence my integration concept. For notifying people of new non-chronologically-confined topic, sure; but I hate to think about how much good stuff I miss that’s out there simply because I don’t feel like browsing backwards through someone’s blog. It just feels wrong to me. Over time, I’ve learned to trust those feelings.

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  1. ichigo says:

    i agree with you about blogs, they aren’t perfect for article publishing, it’s strange for readers, because no one wants to browse an archieve…it just doesn’t fit in my opinion…

    of course you can make categories…but then they will also be sorted by date…and yes you can adjust your blog till it is right for article publishing…but hey there ought to be something else as blogs…

    and from the view of a writer…i really don’t like the blog thing…i do have one but i am going to delete it…or at least i will do something useful out of it…because it’s more a "i test typo" blog than anything useful right now…

    what i don’t like about blogs is the chronology…and that (at least i have the feeling) that ppl expect that there are new postings periodically…and so when i see last entry 20 days ago in my blog i feel a force that pushes me forward to post anything just that there is something…and that’s wrong…because it’s bad for quality…and i want my blog to be readable and that people like to read it…

    i’m still not sure if i should write my blog in english or in german…because i think it would be better writing style in german, but it might help more ppl when i write in english (but im not sure if my english is good enough for articles) so there is a sort of a problem there…

    so my conclusion for me is…a blog just doesn’t feel right for me…i’m not the person that is able to work with a blog system…it might be perfect for some but certainly not for everyone…

    and i think you are going a really good way and i’m really interested how it will be.

    ps: syndication with news feeds is certainly a good thing…if its a blog or not :)

  2. PJ Hyett says:

    The format you have now seems fine. Daily blogging on random topics with a list of the articles you’re especially fond of in the sidebar.

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