This week, Marie at Boston Bibliophile has this question for the Tuesday Thingers group:
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.I guess I should start by confessing that I suffer from severe techno retardation. Just the terms "search widget" and "photomosaic" are enough to make me start pacing the floor, and sputtering gibberish. And, in addition, I really don't like a lot of clutter on my blog.
So, no I don't have many widgets (actually, I usually refer to them as "thingies"). Not here on my main blog, anyway.
The only LibraryThing widget I've got in my sidebar is just a link to my LT profile page. I used to have an Early Reviewers widget, too, but I took that off because Blogger said my page might load faster if I stripped off as much html as possible. Or something like that (see what I mean about my techno problem?).
All my other
I'm not totally opposed to widgets – in fact, I wouldn't mind putting a photomosaic of some of my book covers up. But that would involve spending the time to figure out how to do it. And I'd probably just end up getting frustrated and pacing the floor, and sputtering gibberish again.