Indivine Categories- Suggestions Invited!

Arti
Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Of late, there have been many requests for addition of new categories and subcategories in IndiVine and this thread focuses mainly on that. Below are some of the ones I can think of right now that have been pending for long! (Appreciate any suggestions on these as well):

  • (New category) Literature/Creative Writing --> (Subcategories) Satire, Fiction, Poetry, Spoofs...
  • (New) Reviews --> Tech, products, movies, books...
  • (New) SEO and Promotion --> Contests, Giveaways, Traffic generation tips and tricks...
  • Festivals/Culture (Subcategory under Lifestyle)

We have a Google Spreadsheet Category Layout (Thanks to Hemal Shah) which will be updated periodically depending on the suggestions received and the ensuing discussions.

Contribute freely if you feel there’s need for any additions/changes in the present categorization module of the system (If you have already done so before, rqst you to please do so once again in this thread for ease). While voicing out your opinions, it would be appreciated if you could check out the existing structure of IndiVine and give a thought on where and how your proposed idea is fitting in, in the current structure itself coz at the end of the day we dont want to see Indivine turning into a mess!

So, go ahead.. give your category/subcategory suggestions, and also participate in discussions… lets all help the IndiTeam make Indivine a better place for all of us Smile

Sheet Updated based on discussions till now! Any more suggestions are welcome.

PS: If you have any suggestions on the forum, you can check out this thread by The Sorcerer.

Edited 8 years ago
Reason: Excel Sheet Updated
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Mohini Puranik
Mohini Puranik
from Dhule
8 years ago

Category for Defence, strategic affairs.

Mohini Puranik
from Dhule
8 years ago

Philosophy too.

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Hey Mohinee,

Do you think defence/strategic affairs can come as a subcategory under Nation and Politics?

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

And Philosophy, yes that is missing too but we need to have some more responses on this one...

yeah defence/strategic affairs should be one of the subcategories under nation and politics.

Ajay Handa
from Gurgaon
8 years ago

infomation tips too

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Hmm I think it still can be covered under Nation and Politics. 

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Yes, Nation and Politics will be good and what about philosophy?

Leo
Leo
from Bengaluru
8 years ago

Arti, I'd like to make a notion that allow one Indivine post under two categories. Suppose I use one of your travel photographs to write a poem, I'd love it if it can be put under both "Photography" and "Poetry", since the post gets complete only with both aspects, doesn't it?

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Yes Leo, a very good point suggested there. Another way to this cud be by utilizing the tag feature. Like take the example you gave, the post can be put in one of the poetry or photography section as best suited and can be tagged as the other.

As of now, however, this tag feature has no meaning and is a huge waste. We need a dedicated tag cloud search In IndiVine. If put to good use, i feel it can solve a lot of these categorization issues and can help in the betterment of the post classification structure...

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Add this as an issue on TS's thread: Indiblogger needs a serious overhaul 

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Yes, this - adding a tag cloud search in Indivine- needs to be done on an urgent basis.

umesh derebail
umesh derebail
from Mumbai
8 years ago

My take is that one should have user experience on new products or service, this is where bloggers will log in their genuine user experience.  It will be useful for corporates to have a look at the feedback on their offerings to consumers.   So sub category BRANDS under BUSINESS.  LAUNCH NEWS by Corporates another sub category can be added under Business.

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

A seperate section for reviews is already being talked about. I think that will handle a lot of things you have pointed Umeshji...

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Umesh, I think we already have broader categories here. For Brands which is effectively a Marketing and Advertising actvity, we already have a category. 

Hemal Shah
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Good Work Arti, I will provide my feedback once we have more people on board. (time constraint right now)
Avra Kay
Avra Kay
from Chennai
8 years ago
I think one category tht should be included is 'Love & Romance' - I guess majority of bloggers at some point or the other, sometimes predominantly write poetry and prose on love, romance, relationships and heartbreak and everything. Further, readers have a one-stop place to browse similar poems and write ups on this topic!
Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Again, something where tags can come in handy to group all similar type of poems and prose under a single tag cloud.. I can think of this as an alternative solution to instead of creating a seperate category for poetry altogether and then creating subcategories under it.

Ajay Handa
from Gurgaon
8 years ago

agree with you ! finaly

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

There is already a category called Love & Relationships and which achieves this purpose. 

DS
DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
There could be a section called Indiposts, where any post related to Indiblogger can be posted like Indimeet, etc...
Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

hmmm.. can be considered... but where do you want to see it exactly? offbeat and personal?

DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Yes, can be in offbeat and personal.
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Hmm, nice idea. This would mean we are loosing no posts. +1

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

how about naming it IndiPraise? Innocent

DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Indipraise is good but there will be nuts who will use it to post their disgraceful rants against Indi after contest results, like we saw some time back... Indipost will be better, what say?
Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

We will leave the title name open for discussion... IndiPraise is good too but I think IndiPosts would be a better option because the title should be self-explanatory for clarity even to the newbies...

DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Plus 1 Arti
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

IndiPosts can be confused with forum posts as well, and hence my suggestion. If you feel it does not fit in there, we can go ahead with IndiPosts as well...

GeEtS
GeEtS
from delhi
8 years ago

shed some light on my amazing facts..there is no such category Undecided

DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Well, do we have a GK section... That would be the best.
Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Where do you submit your articles right now then?

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Facts can be represented in their respective sections as well Geeta apart from the GK section.. 

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

@Geets I checked out, Youth and education is quite an ok category for your topic and you can also consider putting them under wildlife Innocent

Firoze Shakir
Firoze Shakir
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Strret photography.. by itself is a very important genre different from the other schools of photography.,,a suggestion from the barefeet blogger of mumbai....and of course hijras might have to end up as a self improvement here at Indi Blogger

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Anything and everything in Photography has one category Firoze, and I think all kind of Photography fits in here nicely. 

We immediately need a non-sense category.for abstract non-sense.

atleast i do. Cool

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Are you serious Tongue out

Well, we already have a wierd category.. Dunno much abt it but how will nonsense be different from this one Innocent

well weird can be ... umm... just weird, but probably has some meaning.

nonsense = makes no sense.

DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Haha :D
Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

@Xeno Can the two be clubbed as in one subcategory -- 'Wierd/Nonsense'. What do you say of it?

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Wierd/NonSense makes perfect sense to me! Wink

Hemal Shah
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Arti, can u either highlight the ones that are added or the ones that already exist so that wecan differentiate?
Rajeevan
Rajeevan
from Kerala
8 years ago

Please add few more sub catogories like 'Thoughs' , ' immaginations'  ' Experiences' 'Philosaphy' etc under the category   ' Offbeat & Personal' .  The given sub Categories  are not enough to contain all the posts coming under 'Off beat and personal'. So they tend to be either 'mis-categorised' or misplaced . Please consider,  and also a fecility to edit the (wrongly ) added category would be appecaitable. ( Is this posted in the right catogory ?) 

 

 

Ajay Handa
from Gurgaon
8 years ago

i agree with you !

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

I think the sub categories you mentioned can be achieved using the stories section. if they are not stories, we have other categories where they would fit in. Blogging is all about Thoughts and Imaginations, our day to day Experiences with these is what we blog about. And for each thought we have some or other category. 

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

@Rajeevan In case of experiences, thoughts and imaginations.. it has to have a theme. Like, for eg. What kind of experience you have had, related to personal life, travel, etc? They can then be categorized acc. as @indi has said above, we do have a wide variety categories and subcats where these cud fit in.

We would appreacite if you could clarify further as to what is the exact problem you are facing right now with posting in IndiVine, with an example, so that we can understand it better.

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Agree with @Arti, if you would like to bring in more clarifications, please do provide us more insights.

@Arti thanks, I missed out saying that.

Hemal Shah
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

More or less, we have an updated list which I feel can work better. If there is more, I request all of you to please contribute here. The aim also is to make as little changes as possible and keep the categories to cover as much as possible. We dont want many categories which will beat the purpose. More categories, more confusion for user as well as the person who is posting it, also can lead to more mistaken postings in wrong categories. 

@Arti you have access to edit the sheet now. 

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Thanks Hemal, will check it out in depth soon.

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Welcome. I have seperated the existing categories. U can keep adding new ones below it.
Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Rightly said and thanks again, will update it..

SBasu
SBasu
from Weston
8 years ago

Hi, I am a personal finance blogger. I write about getting ahead financially. Ther's no category as such here. Like to know your opinion about it.

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

@SBasu you already have a dedicated category. Please feel free to look around the available categories before you submit so that you dont submit your post in a wrong category. 

Under Business > Personal Finance

 

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

For reference, please open the  Google Spreadsheet Category Layout and check for yourself.

DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Yeah personal finance category already exists.
Hemal Shah
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Arti,

If you want to keep this open for long please do let me know. Else, we can start discussing the categories we have shortlisted and see if we can reduce some or add more. 

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Your call.

DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
I think we should now start shortlisting.
Dhiraj Shenoy
Dhiraj Shenoy
from Bangalore
8 years ago

I think travel is missing or is it clubbed with Family and parenting travel , under main catergory of Lifestyle.

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago
I think travel should be a independent sub category Arti, need ur views here...
DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
At present travel is a sub category under lifestyle.
Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

@Dhiraj I had observed it earlier, but missed correcting it, my apologies.

@indiano I get what dhiraj is saying, will do it..

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

@Dhiraj one more thing I wanted to ask you, should we place a demand for a seperate travel category or are we happy with it being a subcategory under lifestyle? Your views pls.

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
8 years ago

I think a Subcategory will do.. (emotions apart Wink)

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago
@Hemal haha, yeah right, but still I would love to hear dhiraj on this.. :-)
DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
So whats the latest on this?
Santosh BS
from Bangalore
8 years ago

Yes, I too would suggest Travel being a separate category.. No idea why it came under 'Lifestyle' Undecided

Dhiraj Shenoy
from Bangalore
8 years ago

Travel sub category gets more post than two Main categories , Science and Sports .  So don't it deserve a separate category-ship ? I think photography should also be a separate category , since it would be one among the largest Sub categories .  I still don't know why do you want to add a separate review category , when these already there in different categories , eg.. Books and Movies already there  under Entertainment .

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

@Santosh: Travel a lifestyle choice for people like us na Laughing

@Dhiraj, Santosh: Yes, even I was thinking that travel cud have a seperate category. But what could be the subcategories? (Any suggestions there) and I was just a bit confused on whether it could lead to confusion which we really dont want.. Same applies to photography as well.

And Dhiraj, your point about reviews is very valid, point noted.. thanks for the valuable feedback :)

Shubham Choudhary
Shubham Choudhary
from Pune
8 years ago

Sorry i couldn't read the comments so replying on the basis of post only, but i think News Satire is a subcategory we need in offbeat or it can be a part of creative write ups as well

DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
I think satire is covered above.
Dhiraj Shenoy
Dhiraj Shenoy
from Bangalore
8 years ago

Sub categories under travel - Pilgrimage , Trek , Wild life/Nature , Historical , Architectural, International , Back packing , Road trips, etc .

Sub categories under Photography - Sky watch , Mono chrome , Macros , Portrait , Landscapes , Photography tips , Abstract , Wildlife/ Nature , General , etc .

Arti
from Mumbai
8 years ago

Thanks a lot Dhiraj, definitely worth considering in my opinion and very valid too. This will ensure better structure and classification and will help the readers too in deciding for what they want to read. I will see, if I can or club some or add some more to the list provided by you.

What do the others say? I like the idea and it has a +1 from my side.

DS
from Mumbai
8 years ago
Yup makes sense to me too...
Nonsense Girl
Nonsense Girl
from Vishakapatnam
7 years ago

I see no categorry for pets. Under personal/off beat there is nothing for pets.

Aryaansh Sood
Aryaansh Sood
from Chandigarh
7 years ago

Satire.....

there should be sub-categories for that too.....


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