Since writing my two posts above, and as a newbie to WordPress.com and finding out about the power within the dashboard, I have come to recognize the benefits of Blog Surfer and Tag Surfer within the dashboard. They do as their names suggest -- search for a WordPress blog/post either by name or keyword. This is terrific as, so far, have subscribed to three WordPress blogs and also found WordPress posts relating to the tag I was looking for. The Tag surfer then adds that tag to my Category list, if I wish to use it for a future post -- cool! Nothing like making it easy for us, eh?!
The intention of my original idea about having a search box is for the *visitors* to the WordPress.com home page. For instance, I notice that the tag 'Life' has a large number of posts. I'm not sure I'd want to download all those posts (thinking about bandwidth allowance here), and then having to struggle using Related Tags that may not be what I'd be searching for. I certainly don't have that sort of time, nor inclination, to browse through a whole host of posts I'm not interested in!
drmike's latest post (june26 at 12.55pm) says:
"I don't want to see them put up a search box on the front page though. Maybe a box where you put in the keyword you're looking for and it drops you into the tag page."
Mmmm? Where does drmike suggest this box for our keyword search is to be placed, if not on the front page? LOL! Mixed/confused message here, I think...