I need to decide on a new system for organising the posts on my blog. I have been very random in my use of tags and categories, but I think this blog is getting to the size where this isn’t good enough any more. I have looked at a few blogs, and everyone seems to use tags in a different way. Some people display tag clouds on their blogs, and the only ones which seem to be used are ‘review’ and ‘audio book’.
Do you ever use tags on other peoples’ blogs? If so, which words are the most useful?
Categories seem to be used even more infrequently. Is this because it is an option not available to everyone?
At the moment I am mainly using the category section for my challenges, but this isn’t going to be useful in the long-term when I start to repeat challenges, for example the ‘pub challenge’ category is going to be redundant at the end of the year, so perhaps I should have a ‘Books Published in 2009’ category?
I was thinking of just having categories for each of the book prizes, but I’m not sure how to split tags and categories. Should I be using them for two separate things?
What categories would you find useful?
Have you seen a blog which makes really good use of tags and categories?
All thoughts and opinions very gratefully received!