How my bloggiesta goal--indexing my blog--went

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....


  1. Wow. Over two thousand posts. Give yourself a pat on the back for that! You're doing great on the indexing! Keep going!

  2. Good for you! I only have 750 posts (in 9 years) and when I went to try to index them a couple months ago quickly realized that it would take me a couple of weeks of blog time doing nothing but indexing... and gave up the project. I'm really impressed that you're going forward with this!

  3. Yeah, I've thought about going back and better indexing my review posts, too, but the quantity of posts makes that a daunting idea. I have just over 2500 posts, of which at least 800 are reviews ... I personally wish that I had indexed by publisher as I was going, and also done more to index by subject. Ah well, perhaps in another lifetime.

  4. I'm impressed with the fact that you've gotten over 300 posts indexed. You're off to a great start even if it takes you longer than you thought.

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