Iā€™m stripĀ­ping out catĀ­eĀ­gories. On my blog, I had a two-tier catĀ­eĀ­goĀ­rizaĀ­tion scheme for arĀ­tiĀ­cles. Broad topĀ­ics called catĀ­eĀ­gories; and smaller, speĀ­ciļ¬c topĀ­ics called tags. A topic on JavaScript might be catĀ­eĀ­goĀ­rized as JavaScript and tagged as seĀ­cuĀ­rity, es6, and so on.

This was very cumĀ­berĀ­some to mainĀ­tain not just as an edĀ­iĀ­tor, but also as a deĀ­velĀ­oper. So I deĀ­cided to take a look at my Plausible anĀ­aĀ­lytĀ­ics and ļ¬nd out if anyĀ­one had ever even visĀ­ited a catĀ­eĀ­gory page. Turns outā€¦ not a sinĀ­gle visit! Tags? Yes. Categories? No.

In this process, I reĀ­alĀ­ized many of my arĀ­tiĀ­cles also had the same catĀ­eĀ­gory and tag - for exĀ­amĀ­ple, 11ty, or JavaScript.

A deĀ­ciĀ­sion was made to reĀ­move catĀ­eĀ­gories enĀ­tirely from my site. Now I just use tags, and use 11tyā€™s in built methĀ­ods for tags as opĀ­posed to mainĀ­tainĀ­ing my own. After all, that is the whole point of usĀ­ing an SSG built and mainĀ­tained by someĀ­one else.