July 2, 2003

Is Misc. the largest category?

I'm trying to rethink my categories. In the recent frenzy (ok, two a frenzy does not make, but whatever) of redesigning, I've been toying with blog ideas during my limited free time (and limited it is, these past few weeks ... a post on self admonitions for patience is around the bend). One of the areas that I think that my blog could improve is categorization.

Huh? I thought miscellany was the largest category. Well, alas, I hope so, even if I have to double categorize (yes, cheater cheater, pumpkin eater).

As I'm pushing this writing space to help organize my thoughts and concepts for dissertation writing, I feel like I should be ... well... more organized. My current categories are:


I'm trying to decide if I should narrow focus or create sub-categories for double-listing, such as:

multiplayer (or, online community?)

Certain terms - like "interactive" - I'm not sure would be helpful at all.

So if/when I write my thoughts on Hulk, I would categorize as screen/comics. I'm sure there must be other trends in my writing so far ... I'll have to do a self-search to see what brings up the largest number of entries.

How do you use your categories? Or does everything just fall under miscellany?

Posted by Jason at July 2, 2003 7:31 AM | TrackBack

Hmmmm...We've been talking about some of these issues over at my blog. I should have trackbacked you tonight. So far, I've been too lazy to use the categorization (I haven't been sleeping well, so maybe I'll fix that soon) other than the category "movie review," which I'm quickly realizing may not be flexible enough. One of the great things about many blog posts is that they defy categorization. Is a review of The Hulk about film? comics? computer graphics? Ang Lee? television (comparisons to the 70s TV show are always possible)? all of the above? These are tough questions....

Posted by: chuck at July 3, 2003 2:22 AM | Permalink to Comment

Jason, are you using the categories but just not making them public on your blog?

Posted by: George at July 4, 2003 9:59 AM | Permalink to Comment

That is correct.... I plan to fix that soon...

Posted by: Jason at July 7, 2003 8:22 AM | Permalink to Comment
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