Today while browsing through my daily feeds, I noticed a great post over at Performancing about getting your blog organized with categories and tags. This post got the creative juices flowing a bit and got me thinking about both categories and tags.
I make it a point to engage in discussions regularly with my fellow bloggers about a variety of topics I have an interest in, including blogging, affiliate marketing, internet real estate, etc. One thing I always like to find out from fellow WordPress users is whether or not they’re using the tag system that was introduced in WordPress 2.3. What I’ve found are some very diverse responses, ranging from them not understanding how tags work, to some people that actually prefer to just use tags instead of categories. Of course in the middle are the people that are attempting to use both.
I personally use categories on all of my sites, but only choose to use tags on a few of them. For the ones that I do use tags on, I make sure to use the Recommended Tags WordPress plugin so I don’t go overboard with the tags I use.
I’d love to get your take on this. Do you use categories and/or tags on your blog?