is now a weblog-wiki

I finally got a chance to add the weblog front end to the website. It wasn't very hard to do at all, I just ripped up the MiniBlog code and did some welding at the seams. Since they both use the exact same table structure already, there was only concept hurdles to overcome.

I'm going to use the site as a testbed for a few days, then I'll integrate the code into Simpleweb for those who want... I guess I could do it now, but I want to add comments in first (which aren't done just yet). And it's already 3:18 a.m. (doh!)

Now, I didn't come up with the weblog-wiki concept, but I've decided to name it: I'm going to call it a Bliki or a Wiblog. What do you think?

More thoughts: The Bliki concept extends weblogging in a way that I didn't realize until I started testing it. Each post is a more permanent webpage. The basic difference is that where a weblog refers to posts by date, a wiki refers to the page by name, this gives each individual page a lot more weight, in my opinion. Therefore, I think what happens is the posts become heavier - leaning towards more or less one post per day - rather than this weblog for example, where each post is a separate record. This means that instead of adding posts for every little thing, it'll probably be better to add only one or two posts per day, and continually edit those pages with new info. It makes permalinks less finite, but it'll make the long term pages more accessible.

That's one of the things that's sad about blogging. Much of the info you write disappears when it goes off your front page. I've gone back and read some previous posts of other bloggers, but generally I don't unless they themselves direct me there. I start reading from today on... All those ideas and thoughts from last month are like ether. A Wiblog corrects this by making the posts mean a bit more - they're accessible and easy to create as a weblog, but will have the staying power of a real web page. Or... well, that's my first impressions.

Off to bed.


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