I have a site with a large number of blog channels (literal blogs in this case).
Each channel has a number of pieces of information I need to associate with it - a summary of the channel, an image that displays as a header, a feedburner link, and a couple other text fields.
Currently, I'm storing that information in a matrix in a low variable, and tying it to the channel manually with a text field containing the shortname of the channel.
The problem is that when I use this matrix a lot (for example on a page that outputs entries from every one of my channels) this matrix ends up being hugely inefficient and boosts my memory usage significantly.
So my question is this - how would you store this type of information that relates to a channel as a whole, not an entry?