fuzzy categories and tag clouds
I have trouble keeping my categories stable. Evolving categories. By using mini-series such as ‘cute accent’ and ‘dreamy cheese’ I’ve tried to curb my tendancies to create categories and re-assign posts. The WordPress categories are painfully insufficiently fuzzy for my taste.
The new version of WordPress (2.3) has support for tagging and tag-clouds. Tags could easily evolve to replace my categories because they support the natural emergent and fuzzy quality of both my categories and interests. Hoorah!
Replacing my categories with tags could clean-up the Wendy House archive navigation for you and me. Tags do not yet offer some of the useful properties of the category system such as hierarchical relationships and hence similarity groupings. I’m starting to use tags on my new posts but old posts are not tagged.
Will adding tags to old-posts spam your RSS readers? I’ve asked the WordPress support forum to clarify before I start wrecklessly adding tags to past-posts to while away the long winter evenings.