Monday, July 13, 2009

Tuesday Thinger: Tag!! Your It?

Welcome to another week of Tuesday Thingers! We always love to hear from regular participants as well as new people.

This week, I will share my last little bit of wisdom remotely Library Thing related from our Seattle Blogger/Author/Publicist get-together.

We actually talked about the Early Reviewers program, and one lucky attendee shared a piece of advice. She told me that the more you tag your books, the more likely you are to snag a similar Early Reviewer book! For example - if it is a historical fiction book, and you have a bunch of historical fiction tagged within your library, you are more likely to get chosen.

Now, I don't actually know if this is true, but the attendee we spoke with seemed to be having a lot of luck snagging review copies! SO. . .

Questions: Do you tag? If so, do you tag for your own purposes (make lists, sort, clouds, etc)? Do you tag to help classify a book (historical fiction, self-help, sci-fi, mystery, etc)? What is the most helpful thing for you about tagging?

My Answer: Until now, I have very rarely used the tagging feature. That said, I do want to use the feature - I'm still kind of learning my style and how I want to use it. I do plan to start tagging, as I love seeing the clouds, which help to see what my most numerous tags are. I think the most helpful thing for me about tagging will be the ability to sort using the tag feature (I'm pretty sure you can do that with Library Thing Widgets).

On a personal note - I have to apologize to everyone! I am normally much better about visiting everyone's posts, and leaving comments. Upon returning from our vacation, I have not been feeling the greatest and my energy has been pretty low, so some things have been slipping. I hope to be back to my normal self shortly. . . so stay tuned!

Looking forward to reading everyone's answers!!

~ Wendi

If you are new to Tuesday Thingers: Welcome! The meme was originally created as a way to network with other bloggers and to learn about Library Thing! I'd like to encourage you to join us. If you don't know what Library Thing is - you are in a great place to learn about new things, and if you are an old pro, stick around and share your wealth of information! Visit Library Thing here. To join in, copy the picture and question into your post and link back here so people can read other responses. Make sure you leave a comment here with a link to your post so we can stop by! If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave a comment here!

12 Comments:

Caty said...

I'm first? Oooh. I'll have to remember to come back again later and read all the comments.

Here's my answer.

bermudaonion said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. Take care of yourself. I've never tagged on LT, but will do some tagging now!

Elena said...

I do tag, but I wish I knew of a better way than typing them in every time. I went back last night and found that in many cases I had two or three different ways of tagging for the same thing: classical history, ancient greece, ancient romans, roman history, greek history, etc.

Blogger and LiveJournal both have tag lists you can choose from for each post, is there such a thing hidden away in LibraryThing?

Lenore said...

My post is up! http://presentinglenore.blogspot.com/2009/07/library-thing-tuesday-62-picture-of.html

Laura said...

My first time posting although I have been a LibraryThing user since 2007. Look forward to reading others comments on tagging.

www.donurareads.blogspot.com

Missy said...

I try to remember to tag. I uaually forget to! When I have some time, I need to get on Librarything and tag all of my books.

caite said...

Not surprisingly, my inner OCD loves the tags! For many reason, a few of which I mention HERE

jlshall said...

I'm a little late this week, but here's my answer.

Hope you start feeling better real soon.

nicchic said...

Here is my post.

Linda Ellen said...

Wendi, I have an award for you. =)

http://bambireads.blogspot.com/2009/07/heartfelt-award.html

Florinda said...

Tuesday Thingers on Friday.

Book Dragon said...

I'm a little late... Here's my first ever Tuesday Thinger.

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