When I removed the long list of labels from the front page of my blog I spent quite a while thinking of a set of categories to add to my blog posts. Recently I realised that I was often forgetting to add these to my posts. I am wondering if I should go back and retrospectively add these categories to my posts.
Do people visiting my blog or stumbling on it as a result of a search with Mr Google find the categories useful or necessary? I believe in using lots of descriptive labels so that my posts may be easily found by search engines.
In reflecting on my behaviour I realise that I use the search facility on my blog if I need to find one of my posts but if I want to find a post on another blog I always use Google or some other search engine.
When thinking what descriptive elements or finding aids we need to include on our blogs we must put ourselves in the shoes of our readers.
So, dear readers, how do you find the blog posts you are seeking? Which of the above elements are most important to you as a blog reader?