Do you take the time to add 'Labels' or 'Categories' in your post settings?
|Labeled: T Tuesday, watercolor, Art Journal Pages|
For quite a while, I didn't. Because I didn't really understand what they are for. After a bit of research online, I am starting to 'get it.' I think.
Categories (or Labels) that are added to each of your blog posts, help your readers search for more posts on a particular topic.
In the right margin (Side Bar) of my blog is a 'Search This Blog' Feature. Type in a word, hit the Search button, and all posts labeled with that word/topic will come up in a list. There are more Labels on my posts than are shown in the Categories list. If you don't see what you're looking for in the Categories list, use the Search box.
The list of Categories includes the main topics (or descriptions) of post content that I've created. Click on any Category and all posts with that theme/description will be listed. Then you can click on and read any in the list that interest you. I've reduced the number of topics to 15 or so, just so it doesn't get ridiculous!
There are quite a few in the 'Collage', 'Art Journal Pages', and 'Watercolor' categories!
I've labeled my 'T Tuesday' posts too. 51 of them!
It's a simple tool to help your readers focus on a topic, and a good way to make your blog a bit more organized. Different blog hosting sites may be organized differently. Since I use Blogger, my Labels are shown on the right as I create each new post. (I chose to use the word Categories in the Side Bar on my actual Blog Page) If you forget to add Labels (like I often do) you can always go back and Edit to add them.
If you understand Labels differently, or have more information to add, please leave a comment. I am always interested in your opinions, and getting feedback about Blogging helps keep me learning. That's a good thing!
Linking up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Tuesday.
Join us for a beverage, or just to see what we are up to!
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