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Be a Better Blogger: Clean Up Your Tags

Posted 3 April, 2015 in Features / 6 Comments

Hey everyone! Welcome to this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge!

Before we get started, I want to let you know about a feedback survey I set up to help me make some changes to the challenge format. You can take the survey here.

Continuing with the theme of “spring cleaning,” this month’s challenge is to clean up your tags. If I thought my categories were out of control, my tags are going to be so much worse. Because tags are lower down on the blog organization hierarchy, they get more specific. That deep drill-down ends up with a lot of useless tags.

Yes, it’s good for tags to be specific, but if they’re so specific that tags only apply to one post each, they’re not actually making it any easier to browse your blog. Which is their whole point in the first place.

Let me tell you, it’s a good thing that a lot of the advice posts for this challenge are already done, because this month is going to be crazy. I’m going to be spending it packing up my life in Delaware and getting ready for a new job and life in New York.

Because of that, the blog won’t be as busy as usual. But I do promise you one or two new tag-themed Bumblings Blog Tips, and in May I’ll be digging into your survey results to add more to this challenge!

Advice for Cleaning Up Your Tags

How to Participate

If you want to clean up your post tags with us this month, here’s how you join us:

  • Write a post on one of your public profiles (blog, Facebook page, etc.) with your to-do list for the challenge.
  • Add the link to that post to the linkup below.
  • As you get things done throughout the month, update your to-do list. You can simply cross out list items, or use it as more of a journal.

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6 Responses to “Be a Better Blogger: Clean Up Your Tags”

  1. I think that’s the issue with book blogging – it’s just NEVER over! You spend all week reading books and writing notes and commenting on other blogs and writing posts and engaging on social media… and then you forget that actually, you have a list as long as your arm all about the things you need to improve on your blog.. Which is kind of demotivating, actually… So your link up plan is a good idea!
    Beth x

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