Believe it or not, I’m still  redoing the categories on my WordPress blog in the Dewey Decimal System.  I’ve had 6 years of creating a taxonomy that doesn’t quite do what I want so why not?

Obviously I cover a lot of different topics on my blog.

While each post can be categorized by Dewey, tags exist outside the taxonomy and help identify lateral connections that may not have been obvious as I wrote the articles.

An additional problem is that most of the things I blog about didn’t exist in the 1870’s when Melvile Dewey created the system.  I’ve used a number of web sites to help me convert the troublesome computer and technology categories.  Fortunately OCLC maintains the DDC on an ongoing basis.

I’ve used a number of sites to help me create the taxonomy.  I’d like to share them in case anyone else is considering standardizing their categories.


Any thoughts on how to categorize self-referential blog posts, the category I’m presently calling “META”?

It has also dawned on me that I have not been adding metadata to the pictures I’ve uploaded.  That’s another problem for another day.

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