I’ve been doing quite a lot of clean-up, organization, and optimization on this blog, and a few days ago I deleted 297 old posts! I still have hundreds on here, going back to early 2004.
The posts I deleted were quite useless at this point, to be honest. My recent posts I’ve tried to make a bit more timeless, but the old posts I deleted were in two main groups:
- Google Earth imagery updates. There’s essentially no value today in knowing that Chicago got fresh imagery in Google Earth 12 years ago.
- WordPress updates. Those were a bit more interesting, but still of little value to see those from years ago.
While going through and cleaning up the posts, I added a few new categories to help organize things. I got rid of the “general” bucket, at least for now, and added these:
- Accessibility: Related to website accessibility thoughts and issues for impaired users.
- Coaching: I’m not sure this is the right name for it, but it’s essentially my “go do it today!” kinds of posts.
- Entertainment: I talk about games and toys a bit, and they go in here now.
- Health: A fairly weak category for now, but growing.
- Learning: Kind of a meta category, my thoughts on learning about learning.
- Sonder: A category for posts about sonder, empathy, bias, arguments, and things like that.
- Trust: Thoughts about ways to gain trust, and examples of how companies have lost trust.
You can always see the full list of categories on the right side of the site.
I don’t expect many people browse using the categories, but they’ll help me frame my thoughts a bit better. Plus, if you do ever browse by category you should find them to be a bit more valuable.