Part of the reason I have this blog is to remember/search for things I read or see and want to reference at a later date.

So when I find myself trying to remember something I read a week or so ago, I need to post it here.

Did I Instapaper it? Favorite it on Twitter? Share in Reader? Bookmark sync is in Chrome? Send it to todo.txt?

All of these are possibilites. Yikes.

Anyhow, here’s the thing had to go back and find today.
It wasn’t easy to remember where I read it. But I’m glad I found it.

http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/post-formats-vs-custom-post-types/

CUSTOM POST TYPES
These were poorly named. Think: Custom Content Types. That is, non-post content. Examples: employees, products, attachments, menu items, pages, pets. If you want it to show up in your site’s main RSS feed, then it’s probably not a custom post type.

POST FORMATS
A Post Format is a formatting designation made to a post. For example, a post could be a short “aside,” or a Kottke.org-style link post, or a video post, or a photo gallery post. The data you input might be slightly different — video post should contain a video, an aside should probably not be very long, a link post should have a link. And the way that the post is displayed on the site might be very different — an aside will typically be displayed without a title, a link post may have the title point to the link. A video post may be wider, or have social sharing buttons auto-appended. But they’re all still posts. They still show up in your feed, and you still find them in the Posts section of the WordPress backend.