Friday, March 21, 2008

Cleaning Up the Blog

In preparation for some more exploratory work on a possible Port Tobacco Wiki, I decided it was time to clean up the blog.

In the left hand column is a list of labels. These are keywords that we select to represent each blog entry just before we hit the "post" button. Over time this list has gotten a but unruly. For example, we had one label for "Native American" another for "Native Americans" and a third for "Native American site". So, I took the time to go through all the posts and make sure every post that had the phrase "Native American" had that as a label and removed the other two similar labels. We still have labels for "Aboriginal pottery" as well as specific types of such pottery, but that makes sense to me.

With the label set cleaned up, I can now consider whether each label deserves a corresponding page in the wiki. Also, once we are ready to begin adding content to the wiki, we can click on each label to view the corresponding posts that would form the basis for each wiki entry.

Take a moment to explore our blog labels and let me know if there is any aspect of Port Tobacco that is missing a corresponding label.

I have also summarized our upcoming events through the addition of a Google calendar. The link to the calender is at the top of the left hand column, just above our spiffy new logo.



pquantock said...

looks good April, the calendar was a good idea!

Dancing Willow said...

It looks great! Very user friendly. Happy Easter!