Fellow Blogdriver Seige and I have been talking about social networking and category tags in the BD Help Forum recently. You can read a short introduction to this topic in "Tagging the Blogosphere."
Seige discovered a very interesting, and free online service called ZoomClouds that displays a nice tag cloud through the use of a simple script. I do appreciate the automation of a script.
Like Seige, I always try to experiment with ideas that enhance my own fun here at BlogDrive. So, until BlogDrive actually codes any given idiot-proof feature into their entry editor, like a dropdown menu or form field for these things, I try to come up with simple manual methods for doing some of it.
I had two similar ideas for this. The first idea involves tagging entries with BlogDrive's own established category system, which I tediously compiled for you in the table below.
The way to tag your entries would be as simple as including the links to these established categories. By doing so, it would group your entry with other blogs and individual entries with these same category names. It might look something like this:
Use your right mouse button to click on my little icons, and "save as", if you want them. I think they should look fine on both light and dark background colors. Also, right-click and select "copy shortcut" from a category in the above table, then use that as your link URL in the BlogDrive entry editor to categorize an entry.
The other idea I had concerning tagging BlogDrive is very similar, but more flexible. Explore the links in your own BlogDrive Profile page. If you tagged certain entries with phrases and keywords --and then linked them into the BD Profile section -- you would show other people who are talking about the same thing.
While my first idea for tagging our BD blog entries has fixed category names and displays a BD blog listing, my second idea and method is more people-oriented and flexible. For example, you could tag an entry as uniquely as this:
I hope this tutorial gives you some good ideas and new friends who also like sleeping chocolate vampires. Or something.