Tag We’re It

Here on wordpress, the platform upon which this here “red” blog dwells, we are encouraged to group our pieces into “categories.” Which on other blogs are known as “tags.”

These are, like, general heads, that are supposed to encompass what we red manmost often scrawl about.

But, you know, these days, I just don’t write much, any more, about stuff that so easily fits into them Deked categories. That I myself created.

So, I am dumping the things.

I am not, today, the person who created this blog. And so I will no longer try to fit myself to it.

Embarrassingly appendi categories like “Iran” and “Asia” and “Israel/Palestine”—these are being given the heave-ho.

Thank jeebus.

Henceforth, I shall strive to wriggle myself into those categories that most often most aptly reflect what it is these days I most often write about: Animal Matters, Eros, La Musica (for when a piece is dependent on lifted music), Mammalian Politics, Oddbins (the catch-all), Science Men, There (into the great wide open), and Wyrds (for when I wantonly crib Too Many words from fellow travelers).

It will take a little time to effect the switchover.

And, of course, this latest resolution, is itself subject to revision.

For instance: I will know: that I am really where: I want to go: when each piece is tagged: solely: Into The Great Wide Open.

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8 Responses to “Tag We’re It”


  1. 1 possum April 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

    A bit of housecleaning and reorginization is good for the soul we are told by the likes of Marth Stewart. Maybe she is the one who led this effort. In any event it is good to see Science Men made the cut. Now maybe the addition of Science Women or some androgynous term would make the place more politically correct. But then it would not be the same place so maybe not after all.

  2. 2 Julia Rain (the deviant daughter) April 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I trust whatever you want to do with tags, since you have long since proven you are the master of them, with “brains are lying all the time doo-dah doo-dah”. 🙂

  3. 6 mieprowan April 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I thought tags were searchable from outside the site and categories were some kind of internal organizational tool.

    That said, some of the stuff you were posting on GOS in the last year or so had truly hilarious tag sets. You turned it into an art form.

    There are different ways to be searchable, and what you use as anchor text with links affects this. But I have never been sufficiently interested in how all this works to work it out. I am not all that long on going out of my way to be found, of late.


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