I have found, when I am reading blogs, that I can be swayed by a mere random tag. I have followed blogs based on tags alone. I am not really interested in the tags that will drive traffic (why is the blogosphere so reflective of car culture?); I like weirdness when it comes to tags. Why, I asked myself earlier this week, has it never occurred to me to tag my work as “bullshit,” as blogsister Ambling and Rambling did? It’s because I like randomness, but I don’t think of tagging anything as “randomness” either. TheFurFiles remembers, all the time.
“Satan’s microwave” is one of my favorite tags, from my post about making Caprese Salad . Tags referring to cured meats? Magic.
Are there ethical questions surrounding tagging? How random is too random? Could I legitimately tag a post as “Area 51” and go on to write about my classroom? Wait. Bad example.
“Quilting” with no quilt?
“Ultimate Cheesy Goodness” with no cheese?
“Trouble in the Middle East” with a Prince clip? It turns out that Prince clips have all been hijacked, so no worries there! Sinead shall be called into service.
I think that I need a tagging tutorial. Also one about tag sales, please.