New Categories: Blogging, Search and Internet

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After blogging for several weeks I noticed that I write rather often about certain topics that were not reflected in my categories. Moreover as time went by I and my blog evolved.

For instance when starting SEO 2.0 initially I did not expect to write a lot about Google or about search in general. After all I planned to establish a new kind of SEO that does not have to rely on search engines.

Also I realized that I can not blog about SEO, design and usability without writing about blogging itself. Thus I decided to add these new categories: blogging along with another one that matters – search.

  • Blogging, see above for explanation
  • Search – The Google dominance is not as complete as you might think, and as an SEO I know what’s going on here. I’m always on the look out for alternative search engines. I’m a big fan of DuckDuckGo and Yandex.com for example.
  • Internet – I often cover issues relevant for everybody out there or rather the Web as a whole. Thus I needed an “Internet” category.

My WordPress theme had a very unique way of displaying categories but now with new ones added it looks quite cluttered. Don’t you think I should drop some redundant categories? These seem to be largely irrelevant to me, but I’m not sure:

  • Bullshit – sounds great to scare off the business people, but basically it’s mostly the same as the “fun” cat don’t you think? On the other hand I often like to cover some nonsense other people spread.
  • Google – I did not expect to cover the search giant. I hardly mention Google. Why? Google sends me just a bunch of visitors while social media do send me a lot more each time I publish something. Why should Google play such a prominent role?
  • SEO – with SEO 2.0 as a category, having two search engine optimization categories might seem like too much. I am not sure. Of course most SEO is not SEO 2.0 but does this categorization add real value for you, the users?
  • whatever – well, this is a non-category from the start. WordPress forced you to use a default category in older versions but now does not anymore as far as I can see

I know that many of you are experienced bloggers, designers and other experts, so what do you think? Do you still use categories at all? Should I switch to tags anyway? SEO 2.0 is about communication, so please tell me.

Last updated: July 15th, 2015 – Removed defunct categories and broken links, added “Internet”.