Sunday, October 15, 2006

Categorizing, Labels, and Indexing

I spent way too much time over the weekend looking at my old blog posts and labelling them into different categories. I also fixed a bunch of broken links. I think I like the new beta Blogger. I've been wanting categories for a long time, as you might guess from my cobbled together "Index of Books Reviewed Here" and "Feminist Ponderings" at the top of the right column of my blog. I'm not ready to get rid of those links yet, but the more encompassing organization of labelling posts was a lot more satisfying and thorough.

Is it weird that I really like indexing things? When I helped edit a book a few years ago, I was one of the people that poured over the annotated bibliography and thought of all the different key words that a reader would use to find each entry. And I loved doing it, just as I still love researching different topics.

3 comments:

Ann D said...

I've got that kind of brain, too. And don't even get me started about the office supply/label/container addiction.... It's a sickness.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

That is weird. But thank you. I'll go read the four posts labelled "anthropology" right now...

Julie said...

I'm always classifying things. My "inner librarian" is a standing joke around here. When I migrated from Blogger to Wordpress (this was before Blogger Beta came out) I had such a blast going through and classifying a year and a half's worth of posts. :)