Monday, November 24, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: Blog Widgets

Today's question: Blog Widgets. Do you use them? Do you have them on your blog? Do you know what I'm talking about? :-) A blog widget is that list of books "From my LibraryThing" and such, that you'll sometimes see on someone's sidebar. If you use it, do all of your books show up or do you have it set to only show certain books? Do you have a search widget, which would allow your blog readers to search your library? Have you ever made a photomosaic of your book covers? You can find widgets and photomosaic information on the "Tools" tab in LibraryThing.

My Answer: I've got a widget that lists random books from my Library Thing bookshelf - it currently shows all my books as I'm adding to my library as I review them rather than adding all my books!

I've only been blogging for a little over three months, so I'm still learning about widgets and other neat things - so that is really the only one I have other than what Blogger has provided for me (archive, about me, links to other blogs, etc). Oh!! I did somehow add a page visit counter!! Yeah!!

I don't have a search widget - didn't know about it until today. I also haven't seen the photomosaic until today!! What a neat thing to do - I'm going to have to figure out how to make one. :)

~ Wendi

13 Comments:

BooksPlease said...

I'd never heard of widgets until I started blogging. My answer is here.

jlshall said...

Yes, the photomosaic widget is interesting - I might try to figure that one out, too. I've been blogging for about a year now, but I don't seem to be getting any wiser about the technology part of it.

Kathy said...

Morning Wendi! I like widgets and will always glance at what other people add to their side bars. Hope you have a great day. =)

Lenore said...

Widgets are fun - in moderation!

Melissa said...

I haven't seen the photomosaic either. I'll have to check it out.

Amy said...

I would have never guessed that you are new to blogging. Your blog is great!

Amy
http://readingtoolate.net

Cathy said...

Widgets can be fun--as long as you choose ones that don't make your page load slower!

Michele said...

The random thing is growing on me. Thanks for answering!

Susan L said...

I use the random cover widget too and really like it.

Cathy said...

Wendi--if you want to get the same sort of search widget I have on my blog, you can go here.

Cathy said...

That search widget's lookin' good, Wendi! I tend to look for easy add-ons to my blog. I don't always have time (or brain power)to sit and try to fiddle with HTML! LOL

birdbrainbb said...

Photomosaics are so pretty! I think they really spruce a blog up. That's why I keep checking LT to see if they've come up with a Wordpress-compatible widget for the random book cover generator, lol. :D

Alea said...

Your widget is looking good! I like how you can see the variety of someone's library just by looking at it!

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