I got a new plugin called In Series today. There have been a few times when I have written a series of posts that should be linked together. In the past I have tried to tie things together by referencing previous posts in the series, or by manipulating the tags so that the other posts in the series dominated the list of related posts. Neither of these methods is completely satisfactory because I prefer to avoid the “(here, here, and here)” links (not my style) and it’s hard to work in references to all the old posts if a series gets long – like my candidate endorsements series. Manipulating the related posts list only works for a series of less than 8 posts and it skews my tagging so that it is not truly representative.
After installing the new plugin I went back through my posts and added posts to various series’ as appropriate. I learned something interesting about my voucher posting, all my voucher posts have been in the last six weeks and I have written 15 times on the issue. Also, as I have read the news I have discovered that I am no longer interested in writing about vouchers ever since I came to my final decision. Like some other people I am ready to put this referendum behind us so that we can move forward on something better than HB148 and HB174.