Author Index: My Next Big Project

After finishing up The Hotel Bookstooge Project, it was evident that I needed another blogging project to keep me busy in the background. But something that wouldn’t disturb everyone quite so much. Bormgans gave a good suggestion that should help anyone searching the site, ie, an Author Index.

While I never use an index if a site has one (I always use the search bar), I’ve heard that other people DO use them, to good effect too. So instead of alienating these good folk of the internet and impeding their unquenchable thirst for all things Bookstooge, I have decided to begin work on an Author Index.

I’ve created a new page and posted the link to it at the top of my home page along with all of my other Important Things. It will slowly fill in over the upcoming year/s. If you are that kind of person, I hope this helps you out a lot. If you are not that kind of person, it will be going on completely in the background so you won’t be bothered or notice a thing. You’re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

So Stay Calm & Index On

52 thoughts on “Author Index: My Next Big Project

    1. Thanks C&M. It’s relatively easy as I’ve tagged most of my posts with the authors already. So it is just going through and making sure I actually did it for every single one. I can handle that kind of tedium, kind of thrive on it if I manage it correctly ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. It helps that I started adding the author as a tag soon after I came to WordPress and then the previous project I simply carried on w that.
      So this is more of just checking every review and if necessary adding that author. Tedious but very little typing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Been working on this and I’m cross checking everything against Calibre (my Holy Grail of database information) and I just found a handy feature where Calibre shows me how many authors I have. According to it, I have 944. That might be off a couple as I might have some duplicates where letters are substituted for names (CS Lewis and Clive Staples Lewis for example) but that gives a pretty good idea…

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          1. Jeroen uses html anchors so I’ve seen how they work and for whatever reason, I don’t like them. I’ll probably end up having to do 26 pages and then use the index to link to each page by letter.

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              1. And an A-Z list is now created. SO glad you mentioned this now because if I’d had to copy/paste everything after I’d done all the work, well, that would have been back breaking (or finger breaking really).

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            1. I’m just using tags, so once I check that all the posts have that particular author’s tag, then I just have to link it in the Index page. Whether I do that in one page (like I’m currently doing) or on 1 of 26 pages, it ends up being the same. Once the Index becomes unwieldy and scroll’y, then I’ll probably stop and do the 26 page thing though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. In a way, that is what I’m doing. Every author will link to their respective book/s read and recorded by me. At over 900 authors I’ve already realized I can’t list all the author links on one page, which is what I was originally hoping to do. So trying to do 4100+ links to titles, well, I am not sure how I would do that without it bloating up into utter uselessness.

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