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Categories, is 21 too many?

I think so. If you could make the category list smaller, what would you add or take away?

Here is the current list of categories:

  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Beauty and Health
  • Business and Finance
  • Celebration and Events
  • Culture
  • DIY
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Food and Drink
  • Home and Gardening
  • Home Decor
  • Lifestyle
  • Meme
  • Other
  • Science and Technogy
  • Sports
  • Travel

I could condense a few and add one.

My first time on the site, I had problems finding where I should put my photographs. So I end up using Animals, and Science and Nature. There didn’t seem to be the perfect place for photography, so that is one I would add.

My list would be 12 Categories and would go something like this.

  • Animals and Wildlife
  • Architecture, and Technology
  • Art
  • Beauty and Health
  • Entertainment and Celebration
  • Food and Drink
  • For the Home (gardening, home decor and DIY)
  • Lifestyle, Culture and Travel
  • Sports and Auto
  • Photography and Nature
  • Quizzes and Tests
  • Other

#2 Art

I also think that certain categories should opt out of the 50-100 word post. Like Art and Photography. As art is in the eyes of the beholder. We artists sometimes have a problem explaining the piece. When you walk into an art museum, aren't the images left to be interpreted by the guest? Drop the words to 20 on these, or 10!

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Written by Kim_Johnson


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  1. Yep, I frequently struggle with how to categorise my quizzes. Or should they all be ‘Entertainment’, since quizzes are for entertainment? Your rejig looks about right, but it would require looking through to see how much, and how accurately, each existing category is being used now (which I haven’t done!)

  2. Some valid points. I agree. Another thing that bothers me is that some of the view and share ratings are way out of sync. Some people get thousands of shares but only 20 views. To me, that is ridiculous and also a bit dodgy. If a link is shared 2000 times then presumably a few hundred people, at least, would click on that link, which would take them to the Virily post, in turn, creating views for that post. 1.3k shares also seems to pop up a lot and I don’t believe that is a coincidence. Incidently, why don’t we get paid for shares? I just wonder how real these shares are because, as I alluded to, some people have a few thousand shares and hardly any views, which doesn’t add up at all. I realize that shares count differently and don’t neccessarily equate to views but surely you would get a lot of views from a couple thousand shares?

  3. Even with so many categories, I sometimes have trouble with posts related to education, children or parenting. I think fewer categories with sub categories might be a good idea.

    Does literature come under Arts?

  4. Nice post but. I don’t think you can actually merge architecture and technology. Technology is quite a very broad topic. Technology is involved in almost everything these days.
    Photography- like you I was looking for this category on my first day. Since I did not find it, I looked for the category where my subject belongs to. The way I see it, the subjects in our photos could be categorized in one or more of the existing categories. 🙂
    I agree with you though that some categories should be combined, like For The Home.

    How about putting sub categories, perhaps?

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