Reorganizing My Reviews

In another inspired round of organization, I spent a few hours working on some new search options for my book reviews.  Until now, my book reviews were organized by review date, an extremely limiting way to order them.

I started thinking about other ways to categorize my reviews.  Maybe visitors would be interested in seeing reviews by ratings.  What about searching by author’s name or book title?  The possibilities seemed almost endless, so I jumped right in and got to work.

In the blue menu bar of my blog, there is now a tab for Book Reviews A to Z which offers readers a few different options for viewing my reviews.  Simple click on Book Reviews from A to Z and you’ll be magically transported to a new page with even more options!

On the review main page, reviews are sorted alphabetically by title.  But wait, there’s more!  If you take a closer look at the page, you’ll find three sub-pages titled: Book Reviews by Review Date, Book Reviews Alphabetically by Author, and Book Reviews by Rating.  Now you have the freedom to peruse my reviews with ease.

So, how about you?  How are your reviews organized?  Did I overlook other ways to organize my reviews?


  • At 2010.04.07 14:22, vivienne said:

    That is just so organised. I just have a search button and hope they can find what they want.
    .-= vivienne´s last blog ..Happy Easter =-.

    • At 2010.04.07 14:23, Cathy said:

      Let’s see… Author, Title, Genre, Setting for me. Once I got that done, I really felt as though I accomplished something! LOL I’ve noticed that most people seem to choose Author or Title.
      .-= Cathy´s last blog ..Scene of the Blog Featuring Callista of SMS Book Reviews! =-.

      • At 2010.04.07 14:30, bermudaonion (Kathy) said:

        Mine aren’t organized at all. Will you come organize them for me?

        • At 2010.04.07 15:53, Literate Housewife said:

          I’ve been thinking about doing something similar for a long time. I love what you’ve done! I just have mine alphabetical by Title right now. Because there are a lot after 3+ years, I do like my little link bar at the top. So, if you’re looking for a book starting with an N, you can click on the N in the top bar and go directly there. That’s the only “snazzy” thing I have at this point. Congrats on all of your hard work!
          .-= Literate Housewife´s last blog ..Wuthering Heights Wednesday ~ Week 1 =-.

          • At 2010.04.07 20:06, softdrink said:

            Mine are by year, in the order read. Because I’m lazy. If people want more, there’s the search button. 😀

            • At 2010.04.07 20:47, Jessica Kennedy said:

              Mine are not organized at all. There are just too many! Using the search option would be the safest way to find something on my blog. 🙂
              .-= Jessica Kennedy´s last blog ..Giveaway: Designer (Birdie) Stacking Mugs =-.

              • At 2010.04.08 00:54, rhapsodyinbooks said:

                Great job! I did a similar index and it took forever, so I know how much work went into it!
                .-= rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog ..International Children’s Book Day =-.

                • At 2010.04.08 04:13, Jackie (Farm Lane Books) said:

                  Congratulations! It is really nice to be able to search for reviews in this way. I don’t think there are any other ways to search for reviews – you have everything covered – perfect!
                  .-= Jackie (Farm Lane Books)´s last blog ..Seeing – Jose Saramago =-.

                  • At 2010.04.08 10:03, Savvyverseandwit said:

                    That must have taken forever. However did you have the patience? I have just switched servers and redesigned the blog and added new features, but I haven’t done the review organizing yet. Maybe I’ll start on that next. You wouldn’t want to do mine would you?
                    .-= Savvyverseandwit´s last blog ..Poetry Speaks Who I Am by Elise Paschen =-.

                    • At 2010.04.08 17:03, Natalie said:

                      lol! it’s all in a day’s work. i love to organize things and my blog is no exception. maybe i’ll sort them by genre next. mwa ha ha! never…

                      • At 2010.04.08 21:55, Jess - A Book Hoarder said:

                        You are so organized. I love the smiley face in the screen shot…what wonderful Paint talents you have.

                        I like the reviews by rating, but we need to find you a 5 bookmark book.
                        .-= Jess – A Book Hoarder´s last blog ..The Girl Who Chased the Moon – Sarah Addison Allen =-.

                        • At 2010.04.08 22:45, nat @book, line, and sinker said:

                          yes, my artistic skills are not to be believed, right? lol. i like the reviews by ratings myself and felt a bit pathetic that i didn’t have a 5 bookmarker! i’ll have to get to work on that. i’ve read some really great books–even 5 bookmarks worth–but don’t always review everything i read.

                          i’ll submit that ‘the help’ and ‘the gargoyle’ were pretty close to 5 bookmarks for me…maybe 4.75 bookmarks each. ahhaha

                      • At 2010.04.09 01:16, bybee said:

                        I’m not organized at all and I’ve got 17 years worth scattered over two blogs. Chaos!
                        .-= bybee´s last blog ..Readathon: Snack Coach =-.

                        • At 2010.04.09 08:52, Care said:

                          yowza! I added an A-Z tab but I keep forgetting to add to it. I agree with Jill about searching for a book if you need to find it! But I am very impressed with you and your skills here. VERY
                          .-= Care´s last blog ..Chow Hounds =-.

                          • At 2010.04.09 09:04, Jenners said:

                            Well done! I’m sure this was a lot of work but it will help everyone to find what they want. I appreciate the search box too.

                            I currently just rely on my labels … I try to sort by authors, my “star” ratings and genre. I also have an ongoing list of reviews as I publish them so I guess that is chronological.
                            .-= Jenners´s last blog ..I’m Back! My Week In Review =-.

                            • At 2010.04.12 17:04, Lisa said:

                              What a great idea! I’m inspired although I doubt I’ll be as ambitious!
                              .-= Lisa´s last blog .. =-.

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