Categories organize the stuff you write in your blog. Actually many folks can relate to a category like the chapters in a book. Ah, does that mean you could blog your book easily by managing your categories? Ummm
Here is some talk about categories given by WordPress.(08)
“Each post in WordPress is filed under one or more Categories. This aids in navigation and allows posts and to be grouped with others of similar content.
Each Category may be assigned to a Category Parent so that you may set up a hierarchy within the Category structure. In creating Categories, recognize that each Category Name must be unique. Thus, even if two Categories have two different Parents, they must still have different names.
Links to your Categories are, by default, shown in two different places on your blog (assuming you are using the WordPress Default 1.6 Theme “Kubrik” theme). First, WordPress lists these Category as links in your sidebar. Second, WordPress shows all the Categories to which a given post belongs under that post. When someone viewing your blog clicks on one of these Category links, an archive page with all the posts belonging to that Category, will be displayed.
This SubPanel allows you to create new Categories, edit or delete existing ones, and organize your Categories hierarchically.”
Ok, more talk on that in the next post. Now let’s see what Blogger has to say:
“When you’re writing a post, you’ll have a space at the bottom of the form marked “Labels for this post.” Enter whatever labels you like, separating them with commas. You can also click the “show all” link to display a list of labels you’ve used previously. Then just click on the labels to add them.
When you publish your post, the labels will be listed with it. Clicking any of the labels will take you to a page containing only posts with that label.”
Peter from Dummies Guide to Google Blogger, wrote an interesting tutorial on adding labels to Blogger blogs. Check it out here.
More talk on categories next time, but a wee bit deeper.
PS I put this post under Blogging Basics and Blogging Terms.