It seems that you have three choices in deciding how you write tags for your blog posts:
- Make them user friendly
- Make them highly searchable
- Combo of the two
For example, let's say that I have a blog post that has write-ups on the top 10 ipad apps for business travel (e.g., Evernote, Dragon Diction, Instapaper, etc.).
- User friendly tags: ipad apps, business travel
- Searchable keywords (analyzed with Google Keyword Analyzer): ipad apps, ipad travel apps, evernote ipad, instapaper, instapaper ipad
- Combo: ipad apps, ipad travel apps
So my question comes down to this: which is really the best choice -- 1, 2 or 3?
Note: this visible post tags will also serve as the meta keywords for the post page.