I've recently posted a few articles here
on my site. You may wonder why articles and not blog posts?
One problem I ran into on my previous site was the dating of
content that could be updated over time. You often run into this
with regular blog sites as well. I strongly dislike going back and
editing old blog posts, as the blog format wasn't really intended
for that. Blog posts should be accurate on their publication date.
I try and be specific in them about which version of what tool they
target so folks know what they're looking at.
For those reasons, I've broken out two additional sections on my
The articles section is for anything I
expect to update over time. For example, the
Essential WPF/Silverlight Tools List article. By taking it out
of the dated stream, I can maintain it over time.
Similarly, the Lab section is for projects
that I intend to either keep going or ensure stay visible long
after I initially post them. For example, the C64 Emulator
which I will be updating soon to bring it fully into Silverlight
In both cases, when I publish something new in either section,
or make a major update, I'll post a note in the blog to indicate
that. That gets it out into the RSS feed.
I think this new structure provides a bit more flexibility than
the old, and provides you with the knowledge that if something is
in the Articles or Lab sections, it is likely still relevant to
today's tools/technologies, and not some beta version 3 major revs
back. If it isn't (like the old
MUD source code), it'll be clearly noted as such.
Oh, and thankfully my new platform: umbraco, supports
me doing all this. Awesome :)
Thoughts? Better? Confusing?