Hmm. This week’s Weekly Geeks topic didn’t have title, so I made up my own. According to the post, a non-book blogger said that book blogs were “confusing”. I wonder if he/she was referring to book blogs in general, or just one he had visited? Oh well, I suppose it doesn’t matter. This week, the Weekly Geeks team asks us to work on our blogs to make them more reader-friendly.
Looking at their suggestions, then at my blog, I noticed some things I could do. I added a “Meta” widget in my sidebar which, when really considered, is a repetition of the info bar at the bottom of this page. Below see a screenshot of my “meta” and “RSS feeds” widgets.
These can be found at the bottom of my right sidebar. Was the picture needed? I don’t think so, but I like to throw in a splash of color.
Another thing I thought could be done: Specifying my book reviews from personal thoughts, since this is a part book- and part personal-blog. Certainly my Weekly Geeks posts are separated by the title and category. My book reviews are lumped into my “Bookishness” blog category, which is good enough, I suppose. I think even new readers would be able to distinguish my reviews from my random ramblings. Earlier in this blog’s history, I would title reviews “Review: [insert book name here]”, but I’ve gotten more creative since. Perhaps to differentiate I could create a parent category? What do you think?