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Checking in on my non-resolution resolutions, check-in one

We're now in to the second month of 2018.  In some ways, it's unbelievable that we're already here; in other ways, I'm incredibly grateful that we are.January was a difficult month on campus, because we've already got so much going on that I'm feeling...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 3 Feb 2018

My non-resolution resolutions

I am always hesitant to pick real resolutions every year, because I am terrible at keeping them. Last year, I instead picked a few projects, which I completed with varying levels of success (though I feel like I get something of a pass on not finishing...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 1 Jan 2018

17 projects

2016 was brutal in many ways. I am, like many people I know, worried about the future, given the political climate. Two of the musicians who were most influential in my life died. My father died. My husband was diagnosed with cancer (again).But amidst...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 31 Dec 2016

Some familiar c18th New Year’s Resolutions

Struggling to come up with some New Year’s Resolutions for 2014? Here is some eighteenth-century inspiration (and some of them seem terribly familiar…) 1. To sort out your love life (whatever form that may take) Resolv’d to be Married!!...
From: The History of Love on 31 Dec 2013

Getting ready for 2014: resolutions on bookkeeping and book-making

We just got back from a wonderful if somewhat stressful week in Toronto due to the horrendous ice storm plus bouts of the nasty food-poisoning-like stomach flu that’s going around. Even so, we had wonderful family fun and many charming moments....
From: Baroque Explorations on 30 Dec 2013

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.