I have found the Technorati tagging service a convenient way to emulate the categories function which is found on blogs serviced by WordPress and some other blog providers, but not yet on the free blogspot.com service.
If you go to the right margin of my blog and scroll down to the "Technorati categories" section you can see that I have manually posted the category tags which I've been using with my blog posts. By clicking on any of those links, you can find other posts throughout the blogosphere on the same topic. I think the tags I am using are fairly safe right now, but I noticed on one blog today that the blogger was using inappropriate tags to bring in more traffic, and it was working. Hopefully, that inappropriate means of building up traffic for a blog will be squelched by blog and search services, just as there have efforts by search engines to thwart the efforts of some to draw more traffic to their website by posting "hidden" (or even not hidden) key words, typically pornorgraphic. Use of inappropriate tags results in false positive hits when someone is truly searching for a specific topic.
Well, maybe some of you would like to tag your own blogspot.com blogs. There are directions on the tags page of the Technorati website, which you can read by clicking on the title to this blog post.
I've been tagged. Oh, now you're it!
Categories: blogs, tags