If you’ve visited the South Asian Review Database today, you may have noticed a change. As I’ve been perusing the database lately, I’ve been struck by the disorganization and clutter of the Mr. Linkys and have realized that it can be difficult to find a review or see what the database has to offer, as well as what it’s missing. I like clean lines on blogs, and I discovered that the database was driving me slightly crazy but I didn’t know what to do about it.
Then, suddenly, I found inspiration. Audiobook Jukebox, the audiobook review site that I contribute to (and is a great resource, for those looking for audio reviews) has one central Linky, posted each month, that people can post their links to. Then one of the administrators goes through and adds the links to the individual pages, creating an easy-to-read and streamlined site. I knew I could adapt this idea to work for the South Asian Review Database, and I’m thrilled to say I have!
Now, there is one Linky on the main page of the South Asian Review Database where people can link up their reviews. I will periodically go through the Linky and add the links to the proper pages. While this does create more work for me on the back end, it also gives me an opportunity to explore the new reviews coming in, as well as creates a much better experience for those who use the database.
I hope all of you will take a look at the new South Asian Review Database and let me know what you think!