Two years ago when I began blogging for the Gilbane Group onenterprise search, the extent of my vision was reflected in the blogcategoriesI defined and expected to populate with content over time. They represented my personal “top terms” that were expected to each have meaningful entries to educate and illuminate what readers might want to know about search behind the firewall of enterprises.
A recent examination of those early decisions showed me where there are gaps in content, perhaps reflecting that some of those topics were:
- Not so important
- Not currently in my thinking about the industry
- OR Not well defined
I also know that on several occasions I couldn’t find a good category in my list for a blog I had just written. Being a former indexer and heavy user of controlled vocabularies, on most occasions I resisted the urge to create a new category and found instead the “best fit” for my entry. I know that when the corpus of content or domain is small, too many categories are useless for the reader. But now, as I approach 100 entries, it is time to reconsider where I want to go with blogging about enterprise search.