How to navigate this blog?
Basically, a blog consists of posts, pages and different types of links for navigation. And comments.
All posts are loaded sequentially, meaning that posts comes after each other in a chronological order. They are on the front page till they are pushed off by newer posts. After that, you need to retrieve them from the archives. That can sometimes be difficult if they are not tagged properly. Particularly as blogs grow.
Pages, normally, are of a more permanent character, when it comes to accessing them from the front page. They don’t go anywhere. Are not pushed off. On this blog you will find pages at the top of the blogroll (at the right hand side).
When using the blog, it is important, that you are aware of how the blog is intended, and structured. On this blog, and in this project, the chronology is not important.
It is true that both posts and pages are loaded chronologically, since that is a simple necessity. However, posts will not be outdated. Even if posts are one week old, or for that matter one year old, that do not mean that these posts are not important anymore.
Reason Why: The blog will be oriented around several themes, and all of these themes will be active at the same time.
In addition to that, the blog will, hopefully, be quite extensive.
At the moment I have barely scratched the surface. If you go to resources (in pages), you will find that there are 4 main resource themes; gestalt psychology, semiotics or semiology, hermeneutics and the naturalistic human sciences. Add to that; an experience theme. Add to that; a barebones notebook theme.
The naturalistic inspiration alone will, hopefully, mount to some 150+ posts relevant for communication, and that amount will be difficult to cluster, and sort, without using the tag tool precisely . It will hopeless for you to try to access such an amount randomly by simply going to the archives.
To follow a specific theme, I suggest that you use the tag cloud to access it. Just hit the tag label in question, and you will get all posts relevant for that theme.
I will try to be very precise when tagging posts, so that is will be easy for you to follow a theme. All posts concerning gestalt factors e.g. will be tagged “gestalt factors”. All posts that contain pictures will be tagged “picture”. All posts concerning the barebones notebook, will be tagged “notebook”… and so forth.
Besides, posts that belong a specific theme will not be loaded after any pre-planned schedule, and certainly not in one row of posts. That goes for any present and future theme. That makes it even more difficult to follow a theme by using the archives.
So, you should use the tags in the tag cloud to navigate.
Why this complicated, you may ask? It’s not complicated once you get the hang of it. And it’s precisely what tags are for.
In fact it mirrors of how you have to deal with communication acts in any real life situation. Not bit by bit, and one aspect at a time, but all at once.
For your information; This post is also posted as a page.