Desmond has written a great overview of the current state of "post types" within the IndieWeb community, but the takeaway that struck me as most interesting/valuable is their distinction between original content and derivative content. The former encapsulates most "traditional" blog content: articles, notes, photos, reviews, even check-ins. The latter contains anything that needs additional context: likes, shares, bookmarks (to a degree), comments. That feels like a clear and logical division worth remembering 👏
On the scheme they settled with:
With that in mind, I came up with the following scheme:
- Posts. This is my original content, and includes my notes, photos, and articles.
- Blog. This is a separate feed of just my articles, so that my original blog can live on. I could make an argument that some people may just want to read my essays, but really this is all about nostalgia, pure and simple.
- Links. These are my bookmarks. This feed is mostly for me, since I tend to use bookmarks as a "read later" pile.
- Everything. This is a feed of every single post. It's currently the only feed where you can find my likes, reposts, and replies, but they're mixed in with everything else, and I'm making a bet that this is acceptable.