After almost one and a half years of writing articles and tutorials on art at KalaaLog.com, it has resulted in more than 180 blog posts at this point in time. Around 100+ of them are all tutorials.
The tutorials range on different difficulty level and different styles, apart from taking up different subjects. It can be quite a lot of them, if you are trying to focus on only one type of tutorials. Hence, I am trying to find a way to better organize these tutorials, and present them in an accessible manner.
After a recent upgrade to WordPress, the blogging engine that powers the site, I was able to make use of the tag features and it has turned out quite well. As I explain in the post, Tutorials, Tags and more, I have basically categorized the tutorials based on their difficulty level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and the style (vector or painting). Apart from that, I also have another tag to identify if the tutorial consists video content or not.
It is quite manageable now, and function flawlessly. But when it comes to seeking tutorials on specific subject - I am not sure how I can use tagging. The number of tags would make it too cluttered by sheer number. Moreover, art is quite subjective, and the subject matter of a particular artwork might depend from person to person.
That is when I took the effort to ritualistically tag and bundle all the tutorial links at del.icio.us - the social bookmarking site. I created a separate account for KalaaLog to be solely used for organizing the tutorials written at that site.
I now need to find a way of coaxing the readers to file these tutorials the way they want it. This way, at least for the subject matter, the community would decide how these tutorials should be organized.
It is too early to say how it will go.
For those curious, head over to KalaaLog's del.icio.us page.