Here's a question for everyone:
Since switching over to using Markdown for writing my blog, I've been pretty happy with the overall workflow:
Now that I've written a few posts (about 15 total, not all published and not all pushed to github), the "place everything in a single folder" approach is starting to get a bit hairy, especially with the default sorting by name. Alphabetical ordering is sometimes nice, e.g. for posts in the markdown series which are named in a way that lends itself to ordering, but it isn't especially helpful otherwise.
My question, then, is this: how do you all arrange information like this?
I can always, with my current approach, sort by Date Modified in the File->Open dialog, Explorer, or Finder, but it doesn't help me keep track of yet-to-publish and already-published and doesn't help me when I'm looking at things on github. I've considered using a separate folder for "not yet published" and leaving the published stuff in a giant mess, but I don't know how much that will help. I've also considered putting month-year in the name to marginally help out the default sorting, but haven't taken the plunge yet (I'm not too excited about renaming my existing posts).
I suppose this is another opportunity for new features for Markdown Mode, though I'm somewhat loathe to solve this problem with a custom tool; if I do stop using Visual Studio to edit these posts, will I have to write a plug-in to handle my magical blogging format? It doesn't seem like I'd come up with a general enough solution to warrant a tool/feature to handle it. On the other hand, the database of common links that I mentioned before would save me enough time to be worth the mostly throwaway nature of the solution. This is Larry Wall's laziness, I think/hope.
My general belief is that tools exist to make jobs easier, but the job should never require the use of a tool. Having Markdown Mode provide handy features is nice, but I could get by writing my blog without it (is is just text, after all). However, if my organization depends on having a custom tool to make it work, then that makes me a sad panda. So my hope is to solve the organization problem in a way that tools could possibly make it easier, but doesn't require the use or creation of a new tool.
Anyways, answers/thoughts in the comments, or on twitter (@noahsmark), if you can fit your advice into 140 characters. I'd appreciate any thoughts, as my organizational skills are, well, garbage.