I want to discuss with you a very important topic that has been weighing on my mind a lot lately. Categories vs Tags.
Working in the WordPress.com (and probably WordPress.org) constraints… How do you choose your categories? How many is too many? (not rhetorical)
I know on Blogger you basically only get tags. Where as on WordPress you have categories and tags. I use categories as if they were file folders. Everything about “writing” goes in that file folder. However tags are a loose concept, where they help bring traffic to your post. If my post was about writing a novel in november and I posted it in “writing” I’d tag it with “nanowrimo”, “writing”, “novel”, & any other descriptors of what my novel was about or what my post discusses.
I currently have nineteen (19) categories and I’m feeling that’s too many categories. I think I’ve had this discussion before in another post. I tried to downsize them, but ended up with more. I have 584 tags (30 pages) and I’m wondering if that’s too much or if I shouldn’t concern myself with the number of tags I have. I’m thinking I might be able to merge some more and eliminate others due to the two other blogs I’m keeping; one about Art & the other about Fitness. I don’t know. I’m torn. Obviously, since I’m blogging about it.
Have you developed a schedule for your blogging? Spacific types of posts on spacific days? Please share with me your way. Currently mine is a free-for-all.