Anyone who is here reads blogs (at least one) and some of you also write your own blogs. I am curious about the use of tags in blogging.
It seems to me that the main point of tags in blogging is to drive page hits, up a blogs interaction with search engines, and generally drive traffic to a blog.
It does not seem to me from the blogs that i read or use in research that tags are particularly useful as navigational tools within a blog. I believe this holds true for regular as well as new readers, but these are just my impressions. It is also conceivable that tags could be useful for navigation on a complex or poorly organized blog as well.
So far, i am not using tags. I am using categories and i believe that is working well for now, and i think that the structures i am building will work well into the future (granted that i do still need some re-writing/re-design on my static pages).
What have your experiences been? What do you think? Do you use tags on your blog(s)? If so, why (driving publicity, navigation, organization)? Do you use tags to navigate blogs you visit? Have you wished there were tags on my blog? Would it be helpful to you if there were tags here? Do you want to see tags here Do you not care about this subject in the slightest?
Any and all feedback will be welcome and appreciated!