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Be a Better Blogger: Choose Your Own Challenge

Posted 6 July, 2015 in Features / 1 Comment
Be a Better Blogger: Choose Your Own Challenge

Hey there! Welcome to this month’s Be a Better Blogger Challenge. Holiday! Celebrate! Well, just one of the two for now since my vacation doesn’t start until Wednesday. Until then, it’s just celebrate, because we’ve officially gone through 5 Be a Better Blogger challenges! Yay! Participation has been down the past few months and I’ll be honest with you: it’s hard. But instead of quitting or complaining, I want to adapt and figure out what kind of challenge you all will join in with month after month. So this month’s theme is wildcard. The purpose of this is two-fold: I […]

Be a Better Blogger: Clean Up Your Tags

Posted 3 April, 2015 in Features / 6 Comments
Be a Better Blogger: Clean Up Your Tags

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 […]

How to Keep Tags and Categories Organized

Posted 24 March, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 14 Comments
How to Keep Tags and Categories Organized

This Bumblings Blog Tip is part of March’s Be a Better Blogger challenge: clean up your categories. Do you need to reorganize yours? Join the challenge today! As daunting as it seems to clean up your categories after months of them getting out of control, that’s the easy part. Hell, I changed the categories on over 100 posts, and it maybe took an hour total. Add to that the 5 minutes I took at the beginning of the month to plan out what changes I would make. But that didn’t address the root of the problem: how easy it is to […]

Categories vs. Tags: What’s the Difference?

Posted 5 March, 2015 in Blogging Tips / 7 Comments
Categories vs. Tags: What’s the Difference?

Welcome to the first Bumblings Blog Tip of this month’s Be a Better Blogger challenge: clean up your categories. In the 10 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve seen so many things about categories and tags. Most of the conflicting advice stems from the fact that people think they’re basically interchangeable. And while you can certainly structure your own blog however you want to, there are certain things to understand if you want to make your blog as browsable as possible. In my opinion, you have three options: Use categories but not tags Use tags but not categories Use them both […]