I should be done with this. The answer I got to the question Can I use the same word for both categories and tags was clear. I can't. I think it was clear. Was it actually, 'You can but it 'might' lead to problems'?
So I changed my 'Romance' category to 'Romantic' and tag posts that are in the category with 'romance' and anything else appropriate (and acceptable on WP dot com). I just now noticed that I've got a 'Coffee' category and I used the tag 'coffee' on all of my posts about coffee that I placed in the Coffee category. If it's been a problem, I don't see it. Possibly I've lost traffic and don't know it. Anyway, I thought "Better to be safe than sorry," and changed my 'Coffee' category to 'Beans', since I'd rather keep 'coffee' for my tag. Then I noticed that not only did the name change for my category take, but it also took for the tag in my tag cloud, where 'coffee' is now 'beans'.
It's WP's (as in someone in the forums) advice to me that I was following. Why would WP (the programming) act, seemingly, counter to it's own advice here? I won't play with this until I get an idea how to proceed. I want to blog, not experiment with the program that allows me to.
Thanks in advance.
The blog I need help with is arrby.wordpress.com.