Tags are wonderful ways that us bloggers connect with one another and share common posts that are fun and interesting to do. However, sometimes they can get repetitive and that’s why I don’t always enjoy doing them.

When I first started blogging I adored tags. I did them all the time and had fun doing them, but very quickly I found a trend. There were different tags carrying different names but the questions seemed to be all the same. Favorite book (in any genre), favorite author, favorite character, favorite and least favorite of everything under the sun. I found myself time and time again using the same books over and over to do different tags and after a while I had had enough.

For me, variety is important. I hate doing the same sorts of things with the same sorts of questions all the time and so I had starting dwindling with my tags and it wasn’t long before they completely stopped being featured on my blog. However, I do miss doing tags and every once in a while I do find one to be unique and I do my best to participate.

The other thing I did to combat this boredom I had gained from tags was to create my own. The Dreamy Book Covers Tag. It was a lot of fun to create my own tag that I felt showcased a love for something that we don’t always appreciate enough, beautiful covers! However, I think I got to the point were I was so exhausted with doing tags that any tag was no longer fun to do.

Even though this post is about why I sometimes don’t like tags it is also here to say how I will approach them in the future. I will try and participate in tags as much as I can, but I am going to be a bit more choosy in the tags I do. I like tags that engage me and force me to really think about what answers I am putting out there. I also really want to start creating more tags. I’ve always been told to “be the change you wish to see in the world” and I think that helping to create a new variety of tags can help keep things fresh.

Thanks for reading! Have you ever gotten tired of doing tags? What are your thoughts on this topic?

-Till next time!

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21 thoughts on “Tags and Why I Don’t Always Like Them

  1. I’ve never been fond of memes and tags, though I DO know that they can unite the blogging community. We book bloggers are stretched for time as it is. Blogging, READING, and social media take up a lot of our free time, so tags just add to the stress of it.

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  2. I read this entire post nodding my head. Sure, there are definitely pros to tags, but yes a lot of the questions are the same, they can feel repetitive and I have realized that when I’m blog hopping I tend to skim over other people’s tags.

    I tend to use tags as filler, tbh, if I am behind on scheduling posts. They are quick and easy for the blogger. but now that I’ve been blogging for a few months I am starting to save only the tags that REALLY interest me and stand out because they differ from the standard.

    PS I actually love your tag because it’s easy and engaging because who doesn’t love staring at book covers?!

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    1. I can see using tags as filler. I was never one to schedule posts as I like doing things on a whim as much as possible because for me that’s what makes things work the most. But in the beginning tags were super fun and I loved doing them because they were so new to me. Now, I will do my best to do the tags that actually interest me.

      Also, I’m really happy to hear that you enjoy my tag! I had a lot of fun creating it! It felt good to put something just a little bit different out there.

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  3. I stopped doing tags a while ago, a lot of them are the same with different names. I stopped doing them because they weren’t fun, and some of them took way too much of my time. A lot of tags lack originality.

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    1. It’s so true. I enjoy tags when it feels like there is something unique to them, but when I’m sayin g the same things too often it gets tiring and boring. As for now I’m going to do my best to do tags that I think are different and ones I can enjoy.

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  4. I feel similarly as you do. It can get very repetitive and boring to see the same questions again and again. And I always feel very flattered when I get tagged for one, but they also tend to pile up & then I’ll get a bit overwhelmed.

    I do think they’re a great way of getting to know a blogger better, though, and I’ve found a lot of great blogs thanks to tags. ❤

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    1. Because I used to do tags so often I got tagged a lot (and really I still do) but I prefer to do more unique tags instead of showing the same content and I hope that I can create new tags that are also unique and interesting to others as well.

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  5. See, I’ve never actually done any tags so I don’t really have an opinion either way. They seem like they could be fun and time consuming, like the awards. But I don’t really know because I haven’t been asked to do them before.

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  6. Hmm, same. I think I don’t do many tags because for one, I like to keep my selection of books very close to the chest (and forget the ones I don’t really care about), so my answers would be quite limited and repetitive. Thus, I’d similarly like to create my own tags in the future as well. 😉

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