I’m contemplating what to do with my “Writing Group” category tag. Should I retire it?
After filling in for my main writing group’s facilitator from time to time (yes, the group I grouse about), I was handed the reigns. It was something the facilitator had mentioned, but things were moving so slowly that I almost didn’t expect it to happen at all. Then, boom: an announcement last night.
There were gasps and murmurs when the facilitator began with “it has been an honor…” because you know those sentences never end well. There was clapping when she announced I would be stepping in, so my latest fear of a pitchfork and torch-wielding mob attack didn’t play out.
What this means: I have to find another group and I can no longer gripe about this group to my blog. So, do I retire the Writing Group tag? Or does the tag just switch meanings into something more akin to “The Empty Pen searches for” rather than “The Empty pen bitches about?”
I guess I’m wondering how people think about tags. If you’re on a blog for a while, do tags take on certain meanings? In the past, when I added the Writing Group tag, the post had always been about my writing group, yes, but usually in a complaining, non-flattering way. Is just mentioning a writer’s group somewhere in the post enough to warrant that tag or am I messing with perceptions? Does a Writer’s Group tag signal an Empty Pen vent session?
Granted, there are only a few of you and it’s not like I’m changing my name from the internationally-known Sears Tower to the Whatcha Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis Tower. Apparently, this is what I worry about when the pitchfork and torch-wielding mobs don’t materialize.