I did a little bit of fussing around today, trying to figure out how I want everything laid out and organised going forward. The biggest change, as always, is one I think the average user is unlikely to see. I’ve fussed around with how fiction is posted, so things will be a little less chaotic for me to operate. The biggest problem was the system I was using didn’t scale very well, so as I sat down to add new areas for fiction to go, there was no way to integrate those new areas into the site’s organisation structure. Things got very ugly and messy very quickly, so I’ve decided to err on the side of temporary chaos and broke everything so I can rebuild the structure from the ground up.
Nothing has been deleted, although finding certain things may prove difficult. I’ve added a search bar to the main blog’s sidebar, so if you need to find something, you won’t be stuck combing through hundreds of pages.
Granted, you’ll still have to be a little creative with your queries, because searching for “Loki” will bring up more than 700 results.
The navigation has been slightly altered as well. URLs have changed, since archives are no longer by category, but by type. Again, bookmarks and permalinks out in the wild will break because of this, but this is going to make it easier to separate certain things out. For instance, there’s a brand new photo feed, and coming soon is a section for original fiction.
This is a big project that I intend to poke at slowly. The end goal is for th is site to be a log of everything I do, and I may even now be able to move my art here, without using clunky galleries that don’t work amazingly well.
Also, I bought a new lava lamp this week, which I’m mentioning only to explain my featured image on this post.