From The Boston Bibliophile - 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 use a Library Thing widget on my blog! It's over there on the left. Under the list of blogs I enjoy. Did you look? If you are reading this in email or a reader, you'll have to click to my blog. C'mon, you know you want to see what I am talking about!
It's the listing of my most recent books. I originally had it set up to show all the books I've read this year, but now that I am almost to 100, I thought the list was way too long. I couldn't show off other things over there that I wanted folks to see. So now I just highlight the latest 10 that I've completed, searching on my 2008 tag.
Does anyone ever look at it? I have no idea. I've wondered about that. I've also wondered about whether I should have the book covers there too - especially since I went down to just the latest 10 books. Might be more colorful to look at.
I've not played with the photomosaic feature, but I think it looks cool. I may just have to honor everyone with my mosaic some day soon!
Check out how other folks use the widgets! And let me know if you want me to change or add anything to mine.