I was looking at someone's and they had Tricky Loki, Trickster Loki, Prankster Loki and another had stuff like fluff, fluff and smut, fluff and feels, fluffy smut.
One person who was saying they absolutely needed more than 75 tags to get all the characters and relevant tropes and kinks etc in so people can find stories or filter out triggers had a story tagged with things like "he's hard headed" , "but we love him anyway" .
I wanted to say you really think someone is using those to search or filter.
And then last night I was just reading on my phone and had to scroll through 2 1/2 screens just of tags. I had no desire to read that after I went through that many tags.
I did end up going and adding a couple of tags to my little stories on A03 and then changing a summary. Not that I think it will do anything to get people to read it. They are all older, although I occasionally get a kudos for Vecchio's Keys.
Variations of a Kiss it the most popular with 10 kudos. But Biogenesis has the most hits.+
I've been trying to branch out my reading by finding authors I like and looking at their bookmarks and checking out stories from those. I've found some really great ones that I hadn't run across before and I was looking at how various people tag their bookmarks so now I'm thinking about doing something like that.
I'm so terrible awful about tags. I do search on about four that are ultimate nos for me, and a couple that I love. But having your story told in the tags is so stupid. Why would I read it after slogging through the tag farm?
I do tag for character death, and four or five possible objections, but I'm not telling the story in the tags, I'll invoke Choose not to warn. On other sites? I'm still on Tumblr and I rarely, if ever, tag any darn thing on a post or a reblog. I'm sure other people hate that, but oh well.
I sometimes enjoy tag-fic on AO3, when it's clever, but I rarely read it on my phone. That probably makes a difference. And clever is in the eye of the reader. I've started tagging art when reblogging it on tumblr, because some of the artists who post suggested it was nice when people did so.
That makes sense, and I'll try to remember to do that, thanks!
Goddamnit I did not think I was in the market for Ted Lasso fic but this one is legit ruining my ability to work today.
I've been waiting for that to finish.
Oh dear, now I need to go read whatever that is.
Ted Lasso/Trent Crimm The Independent.
I've never seen this show, and yet!