The OutTraining Blog is an example of a wordpress.com blog. This is the is the first post of the blog which is often used to set the scene, explain what the purpose of the blog is and what the reader can expect to find here.
It is recommended that Categories and Tags are used from the first post.
Categories are usually used to group posts together into related sections although they can be used however each blogger see’s fit and if preferred not at all. In this example categories will be setup for the main areas of interest (e.g. Training, Blogging, Social Media). Posts, if required, can be posted to multiple categories but it is often recommended that only one category is used:
Tags are usually used to add a more granular description to the post adding words that are related specifically to that post. so in the case of this post they could be wordpress, blogging and tutorial:
Tags can make more sense over time as they seen over a group of posts a ‘tag cloud’ is often used in the sidebar as a representation of the blog in tag form. Tags are being used lots of areas to allow seay earching of photos, documents as well as blogs and micro blogs (e.g. Twitter).
Not only will tags and categories become part of the navigation and arhitecture of your blog but it will help people find your posts and blog in search engines like Google. Using cateogories and post titles in your web pages will also help you being found.