The Topical Guide is back up, thanks to the efforts of J. Stapley, D.E. (I’d love to announce your name, D., but I haven’t asked your permission), and many late-night hours of my own this week. There are still a few tweaks to make but it’s usable now. Due to all the manual processing involved, you may find a few links that don’t work – please report those so I can fix them. Whew!
The Topical Guide, if you haven’t noticed before, is always available through a link near the top of the sidebar, and is a convenient to find all the parts of a series or multi-chapter story, or to relocate something that you remember reading. Or, if you’ve been assigned to give a talk or lesson and want to build it around, say, the story of one of our lesser-known Latter-day Saints, you can skim the list of posts under Latter-day Saint Lives and be reminded of a suitable story.
I suspect that Latter-day Saint Lives may be the most used part of the Topic Guide. Three other categories that might be useful:
“Doing” History – posts about doing family history, or solving historical problems, or evaluating evidence
The Mormon Past – posts about specific events or moments in history
Mormon Life and Culture – posts about more general topics, not tied to a specific event
In this iteration of the Topical Guide I’ve split out the lesson series and other multi-part series where each part has its own title. I’ve also grouped the sugar advertisements together … you know, for the convenience of somebody who … well … just because.
It isn’t always easy to decide where to list a post, and I suspect you probably use the Ctrl-F search feature of your computer anyway.
So, there it is. And I’m going to get a full night’s sleep tonight, for a change!