Thanks everyone, I’m so glad you enjoyed the article!
@ben, that’s a great point about obscure fields. Meta tags and taxonomy can seem so disconnected from the “actual” content; it’s really important to help everyone understand what functionality is enabled by their being filled out correctly.
Everyone, please feel free to share any tools, modules, plugins, or tutorials you’ve come across for your favorite CMS that can help improve the authoring experience!
For example: there’s a great little Drupal module called Label Help that adds help text between the label and the field (in addition to the default help, which displays after the field). It’s a tiny change that can make a big difference!