Recently, I asked you to answer the following question:
Who thinks these are effective post categories?
- I’ve Been Thinking
- Some Blog Stuff
- More Blog Stuff
- My Thoughts
- About My Car
- Dreams and Wishes
- Left Over Junk
There were some interesting answers.
1 – too vague, they don’t give any clues as to what is covered by them.
2 – The category title should be directly related to the subject matter.
That’s very close, and part of the problem.
I think it’s a matter of people using their categories as tags. It’s okay if you’re not much for organizing your blog posts under particular taxonomies. But if you’re strict with categorizing content as such, then I think categories should be more descriptive of the general topics of the blog posts under them.
Categories are tags, but tags aren’t always categories, so that’s a good answer.