What is a tag and how does it work?
A tag is used to describe your post in greater detail so that search engines, such as Google or Bing, can find your blog post in relation to a person’s search terms. You can have as many tags on a post as you want to have, but I usually stick to about 6 or so.
I recently made some of my past blog posts private because it is a chapter in my own life that I am closing for good. Unbeknownst to me until yesterday, the tags I had put on these 3 posts were causing the subject matter a great deal of embarrassment and she was trying desperately to gain cooperation from outside sources, as well as from WordPress, to have the tags removed. Since I wasn’t breaking any laws and had merely connected to entities that she herself had connected me to in an effort to cyberbully and defame me, no one was interested in helping her out. In fact, she wrote to WordPress several times and got absolutely no response from them at all. That had to sting a bit 🙂 Kudos to WordPress!!
If you blog, use your option to tag. You just never know who might find your blog because you picked the right tag, and become a fan of your writing. Using tags is a great way to get your message across and either make someone’s day brighter, or teach a cyberbully that sometimes it doesn’t pay to be mean. However it works out, consider the tag a gift you give yourself for having the guts to write about it and hit Publish.
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