Posts Tagged ‘flickr’
For the Quest we were challenged with the task of adding 5 or more ‘widgets’ to our blogs. For me this was a daunting task as I realized how easy it is to get a little widget-happy. At one point I think I may have had close to 10 widgets before I came to my senses and got rid of them. Currently I am satisfied with the amount and quality of the widgets in my blog and think that they are a great addition to the overall atmosphere.
My first widget is the ‘pages’ widget which I think it a really great widget for anyone’s blog because it really adds depth to the site. I made two pages; one is my ‘about me’ and the other has my information on Flickr and a few of the pictures I have taken. I personally believe having an ‘about me’ section is a must for any blogger so that the readers can get a sense of who the writer is. The Flickr page was just something fun for me to add… I am very interested in photography and I am always linking my Flickr site to my other social media outlets.
My second widget is my Tag cloud. I must admit the initial reason I added the tag cloud is because it looks pretty neat once you have a few posts on the site. But secondly the tag cloud comes in handy for the reader to get a sense of what most of the posts are about.
The third widget I added is the archives drop-down. The archives drop down widget really flowed nicely with the tag cloud and I thought it would be a good addition to the organization of my site.
Next I added a ‘quote of the day’ widget. I have this widget on my other blog that I have for my job and I think it’s just something fun to add to the site. It is powered by thinkexist.com and generates a new quote each day.
The last widget I added was a link widget in which I linked everyone in the classes blogs. I thought this would give good dimension to the site so people would understand ‘why’ I am blogging and to be able to view my classmate’s blogs as well.