I’ve been blogging for the better part of a decade, and I still don’t do tags well. I know they’re theoretically to help readers find your blog, but it’s probably the worst part of the blogging process for me. I feel like (and there’s a very good possibility that I’m remembering this wrong) back when I had the self-hosted WordPress site, there was like auto tags based on like keywords I was writing and honestly that would be super if that could be the case back here on regular WordPress.
WordPress offers this handy little blurb about tags:
Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for people to find your content.
Fair enough, though I already knew that much.
A quick Google search on how to use tags, comes up with a fair amount of articles (which is how I found the WordPress official statement on them) and what I realized is a) no one really knows what they’re doing, but b) tags are whatever the hell you want. They can be used to help people find your content if they’re tags like writing or books as I often use, but they don’t have to be anything serious. Like a Twitter/Instagram hashtag.
#icequeenrealness #transgoddess #amwriting
So maybe I have been doing them right all along. I just need to get more fun with it.