In his latest 24 Hour Blog Question, Rory wants to know…
Do you use Tags on your blog posts, and do you find them a practical resource for you or your readers?
Yes, I use tags on my posts, but more for myself than for others. I use tags to search my posts to see if I’ve previously posted using specific words or names. For example, in Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday prompts, I always tag the post with the artist’s name so that I can search my old posts to see if I previously used any songs by that artist. Or if I want to know if I’ve recently posted about a particular topic in the news (e.g., abortions, mass shootings), I’ll search for my posts with relevant tags).
It’s also interesting to see the tag cloud associated with my blog.
Do you think your readership takes any notice of the Tags you have added to your published content?
That’s a good question. For those of my readers who are reading this post, do you take any notice of the tags on my posts? Let me know in the comments.
If you are a regular ‘user’ of Tags, do you randomly add them or very specifically optimise their use with your content?
Why would anyone just randomly add tags to their posts? My tags are specific to the content of each post. They’re not to “optimize” anything. Just to remind myself the key items the post covers.