I like tags. They make it easy to search via known (or expected) main categories. As I write this note, this site is still somewhat using tags to organize topics. But I question whether a site designed for organic linking should use tags for organization.

An alternative approach would be to essentially turn the tags into topical pages linking to related content, like any other note.

This approach has similarities across several note-taking systems such as Zettelkasten, Luhmann or PARA, such as a “Hub Note”, “Map of Content”, or a “Table of Contents” for a PARA area.

The basic idea is a note that acts as a hub, attracting links, and linking out to other related notes.

On a site with easy access to full text search, and a web of links between notes, using tags to relate content becomes less important.