Organizing my various feeds and getting a “portal” page up is something that has been on my to-do list for a long time now. I’ve always been either too lazy, too busy, or rusty in my PHP to actually get it done. I’ve made various attempts, including pulling all of my feeds into tumblr, but as Phil and Dean are always quick to point out, tumblelogs are for tumbles. While I agree, I couldn’t find a better solution.
It wasn’t until yesterday that I realized enough was enough. My namesake domain was just sitting there with a default WordPress install and the accompanying “Hello World” post. Not exactly the face I want to put forth. I finally got to it, figured out the wonderful world of SimplePie and made myself a portal site. It’s in “beta”, of course, because I’m still tweaking things and making sure things are loading properly, but overall I’m pretty satisfied with the result. Have a look for yourself: jennvargas.com.
Along with organizing that site, I finally had reason to reorganize and clean up my feeds. There were too many floating around and there was a lot of overlap. I decided to break it down into 3 main feeds: This site, my aggregate feed, and my tumble feed. You can see more details on the breakdown and actually subscribe here.
Forever-digital is now at my aggregate feed’s address, so for those of you who want to stay subscribed to the whole enchilada, please subscribe to Jenn:Aggregated. This feed will now only bring you the most recent postings from http://forever-digital.net.
Still confused? Maybe this wasn’t the best way to organize it? Please let me know!