Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I've been transposing past years' entries from the earlier blog (at Yahoo! I'm abandoning) to other ones. There are four blogs now, one other new besides this (though it presently only has transposed, old material).
Believe it or not, I'm organizing all of my site writing—hundreds of pages, it seems—via a comprehensibly searchable database (containing all of the content, each posting or page divided up into its implicit topics), organized in terms of a now-given catalog of topic areas (tens of 'em) that allows for everything to be integrated (the organizing taxonomy coheres) and for topic segments to be used for whatever else. It's a lot of work. And I'll largely leave it all behind! The point of this is to have easy access to what I'll forget, for the sake of new engagements. I had no sense of how much I've written. I just kept writing, "forgetting" what I'd done, because another day brought something newly interesting; I wasn't keeping any sense of the volume I've generated (not to mention the complexity, which I endorse, but appreciate its frequent opaqueness for others).
The fun of it, though, is that it all does cohere, because the taxonomy is comprehensive of my interests, and I do think in a coherent, integrated way. I do.
-- gary e. davis --- 10:23 AM