How organized are you when it comes to blogging? Do you have a blog schedule or do you play it by the ear?
I write all of my posts in Microsoft Word and they are organized in folders according to prompts that they were written to satisfy, which match the Categories and Tags that I use for WordPress. I understand that categories are general labels, while tags are more specific, but I can’t be bothered with all of those details, so my categories are exactly the same as my tags. Supposedly this organization makes it easier for the reader, but I don’t see it and I am looking for things that make it easier for the writer. I write for my own enjoyment and I have never used category or tag searches on any other blogger’s posts, so I really don’t see how this helps anyone. If some users don’t find my posts in their searches because of the way my categories and tags are organized, that is no skin off of my back.
How often do you ‘tidy up’ your blog? e.g. go through your Drafts Folder, or go through old posts checking for broken links etc.?
None of my Drafts stay around for very long, as when I write something, I want to post it, except for some of the challenges that I run and although they are written, they need to be released at specific times. I know that there are a lot of broken links in many of my old posts, usually Youtube videos that have been taken down, but I have better things to do with my time than going back to review old posts and fix broken links.
Written for Blogging Insights #60 by Dr. Tanya where this week she is concerned with blogging organization.