I am feverishly crafting my first blog site on the decarbonization of our energy supply (aka Net Zero) and I am wondering how other bloggers using Sparkle deal with not having the ability to tag their content.
For those unfamiliar with tagging, think of it as a way to organize blog posts into virtual folders - but not on a one-on-one basis. Meaning, I can tag a blog post with multiple tags. Let me give an analogy. In a paper filing system, a piece of paper can only go into one folder. The same content can go into multiple folders only if the paper the content is stored on is duplicated.
The issue with the manual paper scheme and multiple folders is version control. If you change the content, you must change it on the duplicate too. Tags eliminates this issue. If I have a blog post that pertains to two topics - say wind and solar power, I tag it with two tags - Wind for one tag and Solar for the other tag. In return, if I look for all content associated with Solar, the blog post comes up. If I look for all content associated with Wind, the same content is seen - not a duplicate.
So, how are you bloggers out there dealing with organizing and presenting your blog posts?
My goal is to offer site visitors with seeing blog posting catalogs by topics. This is done with Sparkle’s Index pages. In addition, Sparkle offers having multiple blog posting collections with each producing their own index (aka catalog). That’s great if my blog posts have a one-to-one relationship between the blog posting’s topic and collection. In my case, it is likely that my blog postings can be assigned to multiple collections.
The only way that I can think of offering multiple catalogs is by duplicating the blog posting. While far from ideal, I don’t see me updating a blog post too often which means once I create a blog post, I am duplicating it one time.
Before I go down this path, are there other approaches others are taking with this issue?
Thanks in advance for sharing.
www.decarbtoday.com (under construction)