Beth Fish Reads is hosting a mini-challenge explaining this topic and you can click on this sentence to go read her post.
I have a dilemma but also want to take time to think about the best way to address this issue of tags and categories. I have too many categories. I want to limit or refine my categories but don’t quite know how.
For example, HUNTING DOGS. I have a category called HUNTING DOGS but I would prefer it just to be DOGS. I have this category so that I can quickly find posts that feature my dogs. Sure, my dogs happen to be of a hunting dog breed but so what? It is not relevant, really. But I find that I cannot change it.
I hoped I could just edit the category just to DOGS but it keeps switching it back. I will try one more time to see if sticks…
YES! So, I created a new tag DOG and then looked for all my posts that I had categorized with HUNTING DOGS and edited it by unchecking HUNTING and checking DOGS and…
WA la! It seems to have worked.
Now I have to wonder if my FAMILY
tag category is a bit redundant. I seem to check this when I post pics of my dogs…
This is ONE tedious task.
SO, let me explain my tags!
I do not have a problem with tags and I fully realize that I do not utilize tags in the recommended SEO-optimizing (redundant, I know) way. I like to be chatty in my tags and count Jenny of Jenny’s Books as my inspiration. Her tags are AWESOME.
Tags are supposed be utilized more like sub-categories from what I can gather from the techie sites attempting explanation. But I do my own thing. I don’t care about search optimization nor attracting high traffic. I like my little amusing corner of the blogosphere and if you find yourself here and enjoy yourself, hurrah. I doubt it was any tag that got you here but I do hope ‘tag amusement’ might encourage you to come back by another time.
Happy Categorizing and Tagging!
Thanks to Jessica over at the Bluestocking Society, I now know the code behind these stars: ★ & ☆
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