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Do you click on tags in the tag cloud?

Do you search tags in the reader?

What are your favorite tags to follow in the reader?

ETA: The tags I follow are: Blogging, Children, Environment, Family, Great Outdoors, Hiking, House Guests, Humor, In-Laws, Love, Marriage, Mother-in-law, Motherhood, Nature, Nerd, New Blog, Parenting, Pets, Pop Culture, Public School, Sharing, Spirituality.

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72 comments on “tags

  1. dosirakbento
    November 13, 2014

    Am definitely a tagging person! Mainly all things food related, Korea and Japan. But I also sometimes tag: tea, postcrossing, cartoon, random, art, home made and haiku.
    I find tagging is great tool to find other blogs 🙂

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  2. Hodgepodge 4 the Soul™
    November 10, 2014

    Thanks for the follow…

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  3. gh0stpupp3t
    November 10, 2014

    Yeah, I definitely click on tags. 🙂

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  4. Kimberly
    November 10, 2014

    I do click on some tags out of curiosity. But, in general, I do not follow any tags. They’re simply a tool to go down a rabbit trail when I’m researching a subject. 😉

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  5. NotAPunkRocker
    November 10, 2014

    I searched tags way back when I first joined but now not so much. I stick with the stuff I subscribe to and blogs they recommend.

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  6. Very Bangled
    November 10, 2014

    Here’s a question: do you alter your tagging depending on which tags get you the most hits? One of my top three is “silver” so now I more consciously tag silver related posts with the word silver.

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 10, 2014

      I try to choose a couple from the WordPress list of most common tags – what you get if you click on “explore” – for each post, as well as more specific ones related to my topic. But I don’t really pay attention to which ones are my most popular.

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  7. Fannie Frankfurter
    November 10, 2014

    I’m always looking for new, interesting blogs to read so I search through tags regularly. I follow quite a few tags. Some of my favorites are humor, movies, lists, books and horror.

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  8. talkin2missie
    November 10, 2014

    I use tags as well. I like family, dogs, children, blogging

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  9. Supriya
    November 10, 2014

    yes, use tags (a lot) to find other blog posts of my interest

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  10. The Otaku Judge
    November 10, 2014

    I haven’t used this search feature much. Sometimes when I post a review I’ll search for the series I covered to see what other people thought of it.

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 10, 2014

      Yeah, I like to see what other people are writing about the topics I’m covering too, but only sometimes. Sometimes I like to pretend I’m the only one covering a certain topic.

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  11. T Ibara Photo
    November 9, 2014

    I’ve never searched tags, but maybe I should start… 😉

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  12. mjmsprt40
    November 9, 2014

    I use tags occasionally, don’t follow them much though.

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  13. PsiFiGal
    November 9, 2014

    I have never searched for tags, I often forget to put them on my posts, and I rarely click on tags in tag clouds. I guess because I’m lazy 😉

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 9, 2014

      Sometimes I use them to see what other bloggers are posting about topics that I’m writing about.

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  14. Quan
    November 9, 2014

    I like tags. It helps me see what other people are up to.

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 9, 2014

      That’s why I like the tag cloud, it gives me a quick visual description of someone’s blog interests.

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  15. dbp49
    November 9, 2014

    If I use the tags at all, it’s so intermittent that I don’t even notice I’m doing it. I think I still scan the beginning of articles to see if they catch my interest, and I return a lot to favorite writers (I follow approx. 150-160 Blogs, and I like to keep up with all of them at least a little).

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 9, 2014

      I see you are making good use of tags on your posts. I like how yours look, on your theme too, the way they are shown each inside its own box. It looks nice.

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      • dbp49
        November 9, 2014

        I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that you noticed far more about my tags and my tag use than I did. Does this mean I have to put you on the payroll?

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  16. annj49
    November 9, 2014

    I guess I have tried to use them as I post something, in a limited way but I have no clue about using them to search or really using them to advantage on my offerings…..

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 9, 2014

      I also like to see the tag cloud widget on other people’s blogs because it gives me a quick idea of the topics they write most about.

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      • annj49
        November 9, 2014

        Not sure i have that. Will need to look…..

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        • thehonkinggoose
          November 9, 2014

          Mine is on the right sidebar of each post, under the title Honking Tags

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          • annj49
            November 9, 2014

            I will look. Is that a free feature?

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            • thehonkinggoose
              November 9, 2014

              Oh yeah

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            • annj49
              November 9, 2014

              I think I found it and did it, but it does not show on main page, only on selected articles.

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            • thehonkinggoose
              November 10, 2014

              Right, you use the same theme I use, Suburbia (which I think is a great theme), which doesn’t have a sidebar for widgets on the main page. I think it works fine that way, since the reader is going to spend most of their time on the individual post pages anyway.

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            • annj49
              November 10, 2014

              Yes, I liked your page layout, which is why I switched to that one 😉 I found the feature and I’ve begun using it. I think I need to find more tag words though. I’ll look at yours for ideas! 😉

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  17. Sandi
    November 9, 2014

    If I see the name of an author (whom I like) in a tag cloud, I’ll click on that. I usually do give a tag cloud a quick glance. I would be more likely to click on a proper noun than a common noun, for whatever reason.

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 9, 2014

      Interesting. I only have a couple of those in my tag cloud and they are not authors. 😉

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      • Sandi
        November 10, 2014

        I probably click on a specific author’s name because it suggests that I might connect to the blogger through that shared liking for the author? But it certainly doesn’t mean that there aren’t many other ways to connect to the blogger; in fact, that has been one of the exciting things about blogging: discovering how similar bloggers can, despite different nationalities and ages

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  18. annj49
    November 9, 2014

    I don’t know about them yet!

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    • dale harkness
      November 9, 2014

      Same here. I’m aware of tags but not a tag cloud. Time to go do some Internet research for the both of us I think.

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      • thehonkinggoose
        November 9, 2014

        The tag cloud is a WordPress widget. It is in the right sidebar of this post under the title Honking Tags. Each word is sized in relation to the number of posts tagged with that word.

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        • dale harkness
          November 9, 2014

          Cool! Thanks for the pointing me in the right direction for understanding the tag cloud.

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        • Very Bangled
          November 10, 2014

          Does clicking the tag cloud pull up all your posts tagged that way? Or does it pull up all WP posts, including yours, that are tagged that way?

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 9, 2014

      Tags can help your posts show up in the WordPress reader when people are searching by subject.

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      • annj49
        November 9, 2014

        I guess I have not tried to do that, since i do not know how yet….

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  19. rabbiadar
    November 9, 2014

    I use the tag cloud if a blog has one. Yours has, and I’ve used it.
    I don’t search via tags, although goodness knows what Google gets up to.
    Favorite tags? Don’t have any.

    Good questions all. I might try a similar survey on my blog. Thanks!

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 9, 2014

      I use the tag cloud on other people’s blogs as well. I think it is an interesting reflection of what each blog/blogger is all about.

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  20. Norbert Haupt
    November 9, 2014

    Do you click on tags in the tag cloud? – Never.

    Do you search tags in the reader? – Never.

    What are your favorite tags to follow in the reader? – See above.

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  21. John
    November 9, 2014

    I stopped using Tags about three months ago and concentrated on just the use of Categories. You will find there is a bit of debate about this if you Google it… I’ve noted no difference in my view count per day over the last weeks.

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  22. Your Moderate Mama
    November 9, 2014

    I try to check out the tags every few weeks.

    Right now I am looking for new mom bloggers… I’d like to think the things I’ve learned by fire when it comes to motherhood can be used for good!!

    Plus… I remember feeling really lonely as a new mom and I want these ladies to know there is a community who is there for them!!

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 9, 2014

      Tags relating to moms and parenting are my most searched tags as well.

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  23. Jill's Scene
    November 9, 2014

    I follow tags in the reader but I don’t usually click on tags in a tag cloud. I don’t have favourites, or at least not many, apart from Travel and Humour. I like the image by the way 🙂

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  24. kleighann
    November 9, 2014

    I use tags a lot. I have a handful saved in my reader. Motherhood and vapes are the main ones. 🙂

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    • thehonkinggoose
      November 9, 2014

      really?! *goes off the search tag: vapes*

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      • kleighann
        November 9, 2014

        Or “vape life” 🙂 that is the actual tag I believe 🙂 have fun!

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        • thehonkinggoose
          November 9, 2014

          I don’t smoke anymore, but I used to. I liked using a vaporizer once in a while, but mostly I liked the sensation of the smoke itself. 😀

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          • kleighann
            November 9, 2014

            I just quit smoking. I love love love my vape! I plan on weening off the nicotine gradually, but just having the sensation of the vapor and the nicotine still have sold me on quitting. It really is so much better!

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            • thehonkinggoose
              November 10, 2014

              Oh, I didn’t want to ask, but I was wondering what you used it for. I never smoked cigarettes, just marijuana. Sometimes a little tobacco with the weed.

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  25. Victo Dolore
    November 9, 2014

    I do search tags in the reader sometimes. I have a list!

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