One concept that is often overlooked is to use parallel paths for pedal wiring. This method keeps the signal from adversely affecting an effect. “That Pedal Show” on Utube did a great job of covering this technique.
For now, the best advice is to try different options and use what you like.
If you really want to get crazy, you could venture into the use of microprocessors, digital switching and CV applications. But, I think I’ll just stay with simpler analog techniques.
“I just LOVE wires and sparks!”