1. Alan Levine (@cogdog)
    January 14, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

    This is some great thinking Colin, and fleshing out of a possible structure. I like use of the mapping tool. It might be a bit fine grained for a classification structure, but is a useful exercise (I hope in thinking about it).

    Or you might find that some of the adjectives (thinking, sharing) or (k12, higher-ed) might work well as tags if they can work across categories.

    The only thing that typically enters the syndication flow is regular blog posts, so one option is using posts for your portfolio items.

    But there is value as well in using the Jet Pack content types (I am trying it on my blog), and many of the new themes I have been adding add portfolio content types.

    I can think of two ways you might work with this– You can think of the blog posts as the narrative track, so when you want to push this out to the You Show site, add a portfolio item and then write a blog post about it.

    The other way is we can get a second RSS feed for your portfolio content… on my site, the archive view is http://cogdogblog.com/portfolio/ so it has its own feed of http://cogdogblog.com/portfolio/feed

    • Colin
      January 15, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

      Thanks Alan,
      Using tags for some of the deeper categories makes good sense because I was trying to think of a good way to manage a subcategory like ‘technology’ under two parent cats. Using tags should solve that nicely and avoid going down the rabbit hole.

      I may create posts for the purpose of YouShow, then ship them over to my main site and use ‘post-type switcher’ (unless I can learn a better plan, someone told me once to avoid plugins if possible…) to convert them to portfolio types, etc.

      Thanks very much for the feedback!

  2. Brian
    January 15, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

    I’m too sleepy to offer substantive feedback at the moment, but this is brilliant. If you can take this over the top…