Desire paths through your website

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How do you create pathways (and desire paths?) through your site?

This desire paths question gets at what I’ve been trying to make happen on this website. This spring I’ve added an index to make it easier to see topics I post about frequently, and a random post plugin to inspire backwards exploration, but I still don’t feel like that accomplishes the ease of discovery and serendipity I’d like.

I also wonder if I have too many reviews mixed into the stream, disrupting the flow of other material. I might consider excluding them from the main feed — I’d have to do that via post kind, or add a new category for reviews and then exclude the category.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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