Thank you for the link to the tip page on Categories and Tags. It was very helpful but I still have questions about tags. It seems like the recommendation is to have a relatively small group of tags that are used to identify blog entries--but not to use the same ones every day. I feel like I either end up using the same ones every day--or that I create unique ones each day and end up with something that if it was an index would be very long.
My grandmother kept a diary from 1911 to 1914 and I post the diary entries exactly 100 years to the day after she wrote them. I also provide background information or commentary about each entry.
I think I understand categories. I use categories like Food, Education, Farming and Gardening, etc.
But the posts are across the board depending upon the content of the diary entry. For example, yesterday the post was about the last lynching in Pennsylvania and today it is about an old magazine called The Youths Companion.
Should the tags for yesterday be things like "lynching" and Zachariah Walker" (the name of the man who was lynched) and today something like "Youths Companion"? --but if I do this type of tagging my tag list will end up being huge.
So recently I generally have just been using tags like: "100 years ago", "hundred years ago", "diary". Now I think that's not right either--Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.