Sunday, January 3, 2010

Simple Subject Sunday: Links and Tags

Doesn't each writer hope that people find their blog interesting and helpful? I believe the answer is yes. Besides writing an interesting article, it helps to make the blog posting accessible through the reader's use of search engines and access to related articles as they read your blog posting.

One way to do that is through the use of links. Links related to other posts pointing the reader to the topic of interest. Since time is of the essence, links need to be accurate.

The link in a posting should take the reader to the exact posting the blogger wants them to access. When reading your posts, a reader should not have to wander through the desert to find your blog posts related to the search topic, because they will often give up....due to lack of time to focus on this effort.

I also discovered, through my own research, that blogs need to have layers of organization for ease of access. Links and appropriate tag clouds can represent a necessary equivalent of an online bibliography.

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