Re-organised weblog categories

The list of categories on my weblog was slowly growing. So I overhauled them. I’ve reduced them to a set of six, and converted the others to tags. I noticed that, for a long time now, when it comes to publishing an article, I’ve been fighting the urge to add a new category. Now I choose a single category for the post, if I can, and then just add a bunch of tags, which is pretty much whatever flies out the ends of my fingers as I type. If I can’t choose a category, it gets filed as a Random Observation, and tagged as just described. If you read The Thin Line web site as opposed to the RSS feed, you’ll notice a tag cloud on the left, and a much shorter list of categories. I don’t know whether this will help you navigate, but it removes a mental hurdle for me.