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 know what the blog widgets are, but I do not have one. I don’t think they’re LJ compatible; at least, they didn’t used to be. The only information I could find on LJ-blog widgets is from 2006, and looks like WAY too much work (I’m all about simplicity; my HTML skills are pretty minimal). However, I do link to my Library Thing account in several places: on my top bar, on my links list, and on my user information page.
If anyone knows of an easier way to make the blog widgets work on LiveJournal, please feel free to share the information. Or, link me to the appropriate place. Whichever.
I do have a widget on my Blogger account, but I don’t use Blogger anymore. I had an account there for a school project, but now it just links to my account here on LJ.