A New Direction

I have been trying to figure out how to improve my website beyond what I have today. For years, writing tutorials for people wanting to get started in various topics has been useful and it’s driven traffic to my website. That said, it’s time for a change.

The problem is that these tutorials need to adapt to changing times, but really can’t because they’re based on technologies rather than practices or ideas. Going back to update them is arguably difficult and most of the time not worthwhile.

I’ve been reading on the concept of a bliki lately and the more I think about it, the more I like it. It really strikes at what I was trying to do with my website all along.

What is a bliki?

Martin Fowler originally introduced me to the idea and you can read more about it here. In essence, it’s the RSS power of a blog but with updates to posts and the power of a wiki without the rambling.

I have a tentative plan:

  • Bliki articles will be adapted from my current tutorials
  • All future bliki articles will be filed under the “Bliki” category and will use tags
  • Eventually, the tutorial category will be delisted
  • Tutorials will remain intact since search engine links live on forever
  • Migrate this site to a multi-author system