Tags vs. Categories
I love all of the features and little ins and outs I’ve learned over the last two years of blogging. Truly, in the last year I’ve learned the most. The first year I was just floundering.
Now that I’m moving forward with steam and working on cleaning up the blog, I’ve come to an internal blog crossroads of sorts.
I don’t know the best way to utilize my tags and categories. I see other blog posts and things are so neat and organized, a handful of super appropriate tags, and I look at my scheduled posts in the Post window and I’m like, “Uh, there are no tags.”
I started out tagging everything, so I have some odd tags like betrayal, travel, coming of age, as well as blog challenge, Sunday Post and Harry Potter. Obviously, I stopped using tags. Why, I ask myself. Why? I guess I didn’t think I was using them correctly, or to my advantage. I don’t even know when I stopped. Probably at some point during the summer, honestly.
I tried to keep my categories more tightly knit, with categories for genres, weekly memes and features, fiction and nonfiction, giveaways, cover reveals, and some generics for about, blog and challenges. I think I do OK with the categories, but…
I can’t help but wonder how this is not only not helping viewers and readers, but also not doing myself any favors either. I just don’t know what I need to do. I’m looking for some suggestions. I know I’ll have some clean up work to do on old posts, but it’s better to start sooner rather than later. Before I do, though, I need your feedback!