Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday Thingers!


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 do have a LT blog widget posted here. It is currently showing random books from my library. I have been thinking about doing something slightly different with it, but haven't found one I like better yet.

I don't have a search widget currently. I honestly didn't know that there was a widget that would let you search. That could be interesting, as long as it isn't slow. I hate slow moving web pages.

I was recently browsing LT and saw the photomosaic feature, but didn't have the time to try it. I may just have to take the time and see what it does!

6 comments:

Book Lover Lisa said...

I want to try the mosaic also. See my answer here.

Lenore said...

I'm not sure how useful a search function would be for others. Might be useful to me, but then I can just go to LT for that...

jlshall said...

I didn't know about the search widget until today, either. I learn something new about LibraryThing every Tuesday!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I started to check the Photomosaic last night but didn't want to install software on my computer last night.

:) Here's my Thinger!

Wendi

Cathy said...

I dislike slow-loading pages, too, which is why I have to rework some of my sidebars!

Meghan said...

I probably wouldn't put on a search bar either. Not only would it slow down the page but I think anyone interested enough can click through the widget to get to my catalogue on LT anyway.

- medieval bookworm