Thanks for all the advice. I’ll apologize upfront for not crediting each of 
you for your individual contributions in my response—I’m feeling a bit 

I just made a repository of 23 directories of poems, and yeah, it’s 
unwieldy. Thanks for the info on multi-repository tools that will come in 

Too many commits do get out of hand quickly, I should save commits for those 
breakthrough moments in a project, not when I just change a comma—unless 
it’s an extremely important comma, in which case it better be commented.

It just hit me, in my current workflow file names serve as comments I’m 
working on a file called /ladybug/ladybug new 3 past tense.markdown: that 
shows me the branch, version, and the major change: The third version of a 
new branch in which I move to the past tense.

*Git compares lines:* I just diff’ed versions of a poem and wondered why it 
appeared I had deleted a block and replaced it with an identical block.

I appreciate the git-show code, but I’m looking for a batch operation, but 
that’s best addressed in another post which I’ll make here in a few minutes.

I’m moving toward a stripped down all text workflow using minimal 
text-editors, open/libre/neo-office is a bit…full-featured…for my sanity.

I need to rethink my organization structure. My short-stories are arranged 
by series, but my poems are scattered about under whichever parent directory 
grabs my attention at the time—they’re in this order of priority, level of 
surrealism, emotional content right now and I find them by openmeta tags 
(which, yeah, can be convenient until you start using git).

*Don’t have chaos:* I like that. I’m happy I decided to address my issues 
upfront instead of waiting until I went into production with it, these are 
some amazing insights you guys have, it saves me from walking blindly into a 
mine-field! I like the idea of a local master with local individual repos. 
It’s gonna take me a while to find a good balance to fit my needs.

Wow, this has been the most fun I have ever had in a tech forum. You guys 
should form a comic troupe.

Thanks for the wonderfully detailed and insightful comments,


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