How to create a Tackkboard.


Tackk vs. Tackkboard

First, a terminology lesson! A TACKK is a singular page you create from the editor. Choose a theme, add your content, click Finish and BAM! You have a Tackk. A TACKKBOARD is a collection of Tackks. Like this one.

Tackks are collected in two ways — by user and by tag. You can view a collection of Tackks by a specific user or a collection of Tackks tagged with the same term.

Here's the Tackkboard for user @gina. It's a collection of all Tackks by user @gina. And here's the recipe Tackkboard: all Tackks tagged with "recipe."

How to add Tackks to Tackkboards.

Select the 'Tackk Options' tab to add relevant tags.

Let's stick with the "recipe" example. You create a Tackk with your favorite raspberry pie recipe. When you're done, you tag it with terms "dessert" and "recipe."

Once you click Finish, your Tackk appears on the dessert Tackkboard and the recipe Tackkboard. By tagging your Tackk with a specific term, you add that Tackk to the board of the same name.

How to create a Tackkboard.

In the example above, each of the Tackkboards — recipe and dessert — already existed. But what if you wanted to use a new term, create a new board... make a Snickerdoodle Tackkboard? Tag accordingly.

Once you added the tag "snickerdoodle" to your Tackk, the snickerdoodle Tackkboard would be created. That's it!

When to create a Tackkboard.

When you're tagging, you'll see suggested tags as you type. The number next to each suggested tag (see the "recipe" tag image above) indicates the number of Tackks that currently exist on that Tackkboard. Recipe, as you can see, has 141 Tackks on that board. We show you the number of Tackks under each term so you can understand how others are naming similar content. It helps you categorize your content, and it helps your content get found.

If you're concerned with findability, select the terms that are more populated. More people are adding to and, likely, viewing those boards.

You would create a brand new tag if you're a) the first-ever person to tackk about that topic or b) using a personalized term no one else is using.

The latter approach is GREAT for communities. Think of it as a community bulletin board. Like this one. You can invite members from your blog community, group of friends, neighborhood or organization to use a specific tag to post on a unique board or about a unique topic.

RELATED: Tagging basics.