We've been toying with the idea of converting some of our tags — at least the most popular and most used ones — to categories. Examples might include "War on Drugs", "TSA", "Cops", "Free Speech", "SLAPP", "Nanny State", etc.
The thought is that (1) this would improve visibility of the taxonomies by moving them to the top of the posts where categories go, rather than to the bottom of the posts where tags go, and (2) we'd be more likely to be consistent in our usage, since categories come from a drop-down menu and tags must be typed in (albeit with a slow auto-fill).
Question: do folks think it's worth it?
I see categories and tags as a way for an interested reader to browse other posts on the same topic — and a good way for new readers of the blog to view the sort of things we've written before. However, I'm not sure they're used all that often — perhaps I use them most in constructing posts.
Thoughts? Opinion? Experiences from your own blogging? Rants about site design?
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