I’ve been tweaking the blog layout lately, and now I want to sort out the whole category vs tag thing. I started this blog on a platform that doesn’t exist any more (I think, I honestly can’t remember what it was), then migrated to Blogger, then here to WordPress. Between those two moves, and the fact that once upon a time WordPress didn’t have tags, just categories, I’ve got a big category list.
If you look at the drop-down over on the left, you can see exactly how many I have! I want to streamline, because with tags, I don’t need a category for every knitting project. Now instead of ‘Dollar and a Half’ being a sub-category of ‘Sweaters’, I can just tag it ‘dollar and a half’.
I’m undecided on if I should just have a giant ‘KNITTING’ category, or have ‘Knitting’ as the parent, and the children be sweaters, socks, shawls, mitts etc. Thoughts? I also realize that this whole debate could be moot, due to the popularity of Ravelry, but I still want to have my kniting on this blog. I like writing here better than mashing everything together in the project description.
The other categories are doing fairly well already, I’ve got ‘Baking and Other Food‘ for all kitchen-related things, ‘Wedding‘, ‘Etsy‘, ‘Fashion‘, ‘My Home‘, ‘Papercrafts‘… those all make sense and don’t have 500 child-categories.
It’s going to take a while to go through and edit everything so it’s pretty, but it is something I really want to get done. I also want to categorize the 100+ posts in the ‘uncategorized’ category.
This post doesn’t fit anything I currently have as a category, and I’m loathe to add a new one, so I’ve filed it under ‘life’.
How many categories does your blog have? How many is too many? What do you do with category vs tag?