When I first started blogging, I heard the word “tag” thrown around a lot and thought to myself, “What the heck is a tag and why do I need to tag my writing?” As some of you are first-time bloggers and users of Web 2.0, I thought I’d share with you what I have learned about tagging.

A tag is a keyword or short phrase that writers assign to articles to describe or identify the content of their post. Tags allow readers to quickly locate topics of interest. So by tagging your journal with appropriate keywords, you allow your post to quickly be found by members who are browsing or searching for posts on those specific topics.

For example, if you are writing a journal about an amazing woman named Sally Nguyen who runs a shelter for victims of sex trafficking in your community, you can tag your journal with the following keywords: Sally Nguyen, sex trafficking, human trafficking, shelter, women, rehabilitation, and any other words keywords that describe the content of your journal. This way if someone is searching for information on human trafficking, your journal entry will come up in the search.

When creating a new journal, the “Tags” field is listed under “Title”. Here you can write your keywords and short phrases, each separated by a comma, to draw more traffic to your journal. The tags will appear in a list on the right side of your journal post, under your profile picture.

If you’re reading someone else’s journal and want to find other journals that discuss similar topics, you can click on any of the tags listed. This will take you to a page of all journals that have been tagged with the same keyword.

Happy tagging!

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Hi Jade

Thanks for your helpful guidelines. I will go for it.I might come back to you.

See you soon

NI NI AYE

Congratulations on Very Happy Teachers Day through ten years journey!

Very helpful information on tagging.

Thanks.

Karambu

Dr. Karambu Ringera Founder and President, International Peace Initiatives Vice President, Global Ecovillages Network (GEN) Africa Advisory Board Member, Women Human Rights Institute, University of Toronto Member and Delegate, Soroptimist Internationa

Thanks for the great post about Tagging sahar

Sincerely

Sahar Nuraddin

follow me @ssnuraddin--------------"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."- Helen Keller

Jadefrank,

A lot of thanks for tagging information.Am really a first-time boggers first time user of Web 2.0 and beside the fact that I have a limited time for using this laptop because mine is still not working/defective.If I'm out, I maximize using my sons personal computer at their home which also requires me to be in a hurry also because sometimes he had a take home job and he also use it in connection with this. Regards and more power.

Hi Darling Jade,

I appreciate you and your guidance in World Pulse. You really care. How are you, Jensine and our visitors to Kenya? hope they are all fine.

Pass my warm regards to them.

May GOD BLESS YOU. AMEN.

Teresa

TERESA KAGECHA i would like to use the new password and email to participate in the WORLDPULSE VIEWS - COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION MOBILISING

Hi Jade, I must confess you made it very simply and easy to understand. i did exactly as you explained. But i am yet to see my article. Please help me. Thank you.