I just wanted to know your view on the best way to sort reviews. Should I do it by author’s last name, first name? Title? Rating?!
I would love to do more than one way but I honestly don’t have the time for that.
Thank you so much!!
Harman @ Little Bookworm Reviews
Hi Harman! I have a theory about this: I don’t think it really matters. If someone wants to find a specific book in your review archive, which is more likely:
- They scroll through the whole archive in search for that book (in which case “by title” or “by author” would be best).
- They do a quick CTRL+F and search for that book title?
I would CTRL+F that review archive!
If they’re looking for something specific, I’d say #2 is more likely. And if they’re just doing a CTRL+F search, it doesn’t matter how they’re ordered because their computer will find it regardless!
Now let’s look at the other side: when the reader isn’t looking for something specific, but just wants to peruse through your archives. Now, if they’re not looking for something in particular, surely the ordering doesn’t really matter? You could argue that by title or by author would be best here because even if they’re not looking for something specific, those ordering methods would make them more aware of when to expect certain titles/authors to show up if the person has reviewed them.