Why birthday and community member's names are not good tags
Clearly with community member names or things like birthdays, the answer is no. No one will have a general interest or want to follow "all topics about birthdays." But they will want to follow "all topics about Windows 2016".
It's a tag for speakers and content creators. e.g. if someone is looking for content by "Jared Busch" in the context of conference speaker, book writer or so forth - not as community member. If that makes sense.
Thank you for the advice! I look forward to learning more from you
As you learn - don't forget that sometimes you have to question. There have been countless times that I have 'taught' something only to learn of a different and sometimes better way of doing the same task.