WordPress w/Tags

Updated to WordPress 2.3 without too much difficulty; seems like things are running pretty cruisy around here, without too many headline changes beyond the tags.

I’ve always been a little skeptical of tags, as it seems a little bit of categorical overkill, so for the moment I’m holding back, tagging posts but not showing the tags until I convince myself that they’ve got a point. Maybe I’m missing the point; tags are pretty useful over on flickr, and I’ve even embraced them somewhat on del.icio.us, but for some reason the blog seems like a last-bastion.

What else has been happening? Not too much. Spent half of today working, unfortunately – Reuters decided nigh on 4000 of their identification codes for stocks had to be changed this weekend, and so more than a few IT teams around the world would have been scrambling to change. To make things worse, some codes were reused. For example, on Friday, BAY.DE meant one thing (a bank of some sort) and on Monday, i’tll mean British Airways stock on the German exchange. Reuters, truly you are messed up.

Other than that, I’ve been using my tumblelog a little like Twitter, and that’s got me thinking if this twitter nonsense has any point; again, it comes back to the “overkill” theory, not to mention the sheer inanity. A blog might be a diary, but a twitter is akin to a running commentary – and who wants that? (Clearly a whole lot of people, though I would suggest the web geeks for the most part yet. Twitter will not get you laid. At this point.

I have a month to reenew pushingthesky. Should I?

2 responses to “WordPress w/Tags”

  1. I agree with the whole “tags” business… it’s really useful on people who have a blog on music as it makes finding more songs by the same artist or genre really easy – i don’t think it’s so necessary on more “personal” blogs, though maybe people could just have a “juicy stuff” tag :P

    also, i like reading pushingthesky! i don’t want it to go!! i know i don’t post comments often (i think that’s party the fault of using RSS readers), but i do read it and all the comments :)

    “twitter will not get you laid” – Mr K as a geek I almost feel like taking you up on your challenge ;)

  2. i’m not saying i’ll stop blogging! it’s just whether it’ll continue at pushing the sky or not. I’ll keep y’all informed.

    if you get laid because of twitter specifically, I’ll stump up 50 quid.

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