“As usual for a Squares Challenge month I will be sharing squares daily, and I would love it if you did the same. However if daily sounds too daunting, don’t worry. It is fine to join us weekly or even just pop in occasionally with your squares. The frequency of your squares depends on you and also your blog. All I ask is that your image has 4 equal sides, and that it reflects the theme of bright.“Becky B BrightSquare
Searching for YOUR Bright Photos
A follow-up to Finding Photos: do you have a search box?
Becky suggested that Lisa Coleman and I do a post on the importance of having a search box. Having a search box for your blog is worthless if your media and post tags and categories are messed up. This is what I found on my blog.
- 1,149 published posts
- 56 drafts posts
- 4 trashed posts
- 40+ categories
- 3,369 tags
- pictures identified with numbers
- full sized pictures with no identifying water mark -They were so bad, I don’t think they were in any danger of being stolen
- Titles that had nothing to do with title of the post
- Alt texts with no key words, but fluffy description for example “dog on blanket.” Accurate – yes helpful – no
- Similar/Duplicate tags Why not stick to just one?
What Becky B. Said Clicked With Me
How do I trim down the number of categories when I only want to add more. I start writing tags as anything that comes in my mind.
I came to the same conclusion on discussion about number of tags and categories, it is max 15 per post, which still seems a lot to me! It is sensible though not to have too many categories overall, with many guides advising to keep total amount for whole blog to around a dozen. So I have now reviewed mine, and cut out a few or converted them to tags instead.Becky B.
Don’t do this, but last night I stayed up till 3:00 am trimming 40 categories down to 18 by taking my sub categories for Writing and Photo Challenges and using tags to identify those posts instead. I searched for those topics and it worked just as well as having categories.
Do you know how to fix your categories and tags? Are you interested?
The tag for April is BrightSquare. I still haven’t decided if I can post one a day! Can you?
Have a happy Easter and a great month!