Not Martha

a question for my readers, that’s you guys

In order to make the sorting and keeping of links a bit easier I’m (finally) getting around to keeping them in Delicious. I have two options for having WordPress publish links from my Delicious account to this here site automatically, and neither of them are ideal, meaning I cannot keep the links grouped by category the way I have been doing up until now.

I could have each link in it’s own post, in which case the post would retain a tag (aka food, shopping, crafts) or I could have all the links I gather publish all together once a day or so, in which case they wouldn’t be tagged or categorized.

So, which is less annoying for you to read?

· comments [12] · 06-9-2009 · categories:mumbling ·

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christy // Jun 9, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Doesn’t look like our voting is helping much! When my vote went in it was 11 votes to 13 votes.

    Maybe you should do the one *you* prefer!

  • 2 jjzach // Jun 9, 2009 at 8:35 am

    You will love Delicious. I can’t live without it. I particularly like sending links to other users. I share things way more than if I had to copy and paste into an email.

  • 3 just barrie // Jun 9, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I love Delicious too, but why complicate things? I think your site is perfect the way it is because of its simplicity. If you want to change it, then I agree with Christy and go with your gut – not with ours.

  • 4 Jill // Jun 9, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I think that the Diigo bookmarking service may do what you want. Might be worth a look, anyway.

  • 5 Wende // Jun 9, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Since your’e asking. . . and to complicate things further–whichever way you go, I’d love those links to open to a new screen w/o having to right click instead of navigating away from your page (blank target links)

  • 6 alison // Jun 9, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Wende, on a PC mouse, you can click the scroll wheel to open a link in a new tab.

    I subscribe to this blog’s feed, and I think I’d find each link as a new post to be annoying.

  • 7 Matt Haughey // Jun 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I do a hybrid thing further still.

    I keep my delicious links as a feed on my sidebar for website readers, then splice the links into my feed using Feedburner for RSS people to stay up to date. I find this pleases both modes of readers of my site (website readers and RSS readers) without mucking up my blog with 15 tiny posts a day for each link.

  • 8 Donna // Jun 9, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    There’s no option on the poll for Matt’s idea, but I like his option very much.

  • 9 megan // Jun 9, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Matt – Thank you, I’ll look at this option. Ideally I’d like to find an automated way to keep link posts the way I have been doing them. I need something that will, say, post all new links tagged with “food” on Mondays, links tagged with “craft” on Tuesdays, etc.

    Donna – I’ll keep this in mind, thank you!

    Jill – Thank you for the suggestion, I’ll check out Diigo and see what it can do.

  • 10 Ignorance is bliss // Jun 9, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Where’s the voting option “Apparently I’m an idiot when it comes to linking/tagging/posting because I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

    :-)

  • 11 Kim // Jun 10, 2009 at 6:50 am

    I think your categorized links are the trademark of your blog! There has just GOT to be a solution out there.

  • 12 megan // Jun 10, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Kim – Thank you. I really don’t want to give up on keeping them grouped together. I’ll keep looking into it, I do appreciate the encouragement!

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