I let CogDog be the guide, set up the syndicated category hierarchy, installed the FeedWordPress plugin and let it rip. Bingo. Syn-dication.
Really this is just messing around. But lately I’m beginning to understand the value of iterating – especially if you have some vision of where you ultimately want to be. A good vision informs the messing around, and the messing around informs the vision.
Christina Hendricks exemplifies this, and shares a win in her post I made discussions on WordPress! It is “doing out loud” – the next step beyond thinking or working out loud. Each of these out-louds is valuable but my personal interest is in pushing myself more to do-out-loud.
Next steps for my proto-type site is to mess around more with slicing the syndication into logical streams. For this, again, CogDog provides a clear path and great advice. Very interested in experimenting more about the techniques to do this with the FeedWordPress plugin. And then I think I’ll feel ok to start to look at templates…something that speaks to my preference for clean, readable, visually-appealing design but doesn’t tax my limited (i.e., nonexistent) skills for coding/customizing.
Should have a good amount of time to mess with this over the coming weeks.
(Jeff Merrell photo Bogota, 2011)