Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tuesday's Tip - Organize Blogging Labels
Having been a library cataloguer the philosophy of providing readers efficient search tools has been firmly entrenched. One of my favorite lines from an instructor was "the catalogue is only as good as the cataloguer".
Thinking of this statement I reviewed the method of labeling (or lack there of) while creating blog posts. What a surprise to discover the degree of usage from the vague to over wordy. Reviewing my labeling with a critical eye I realized that my label cloud was a big old mess. This would either confuse or discourage readers from delving further into my blog. With this in mind May's goal will be to clean up my cloud.
Here are a few articles with excellent advice:
Blog Labels and Tags by Thomas MacEntee, GeneaBloggers
Ideas for Blog Labels by Todd Bowerman, eHow Contributor
Today's tip - reevalute labels to determine if they help or hinder.