So for Bloggiesta I decided to tackle a task I've been contemplating for a while--indexing my blog. Though I don't think an index by title is desperately useful to either me or the larger world, I started with that, thinking I could build an index by author (which may actually be pointful) from that base.
Here's what happened.
1. It's taking a lot longer than I thought, partly because I am going in and fixing any typos I see. I have gotten through about 300 of my 2239 posts, which takes me to January of 2008, for a total of 57 indexed reviews
2. It was hard to get through those 300 posts. My first year of blogging was rather feeble, and I had no clue what I was doing. A number of posts I wrote about particular books I couldn't count as reviews, and so I didn't index them. Fortunately very few people read those posts. (I can remember when 20 visitors a day was exciting!) Things got better when I served on the YA Cybils in 2007--there are some pretty decent reviews of some of those books.
3. I wrote about some of my favorite books back then--books like The Little Broomstick, and Ludo and the Star Horse, by Mary Stewart. I'd do a better job now (although those posts weren't as bad as some)!
4. The first book I got from a publisher that I reviewed was Wiggle and Waggle, by Caroline Arnold, which I still think was a nice one.
Someday I'll get around to indexing the rest of them....