Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Which Widget Is It?

The topic for the July 7th edition of the EtsyBloggers blog carnival is to discuss your favorite widget. If I didn't like the widget, it wouldn't be on my blog, but which one is my favorite? It's like a seven way tie. I'll just talk about three of my favorites and why I love them. You'll have to be patient to see them all, my recent blog carnival is slowing up my page.

One of my most favorite widgets is the chat box in my left hand column. If you like it, you can actually get one yourself, the link to get one is towards the bottom of the widget itself. The chat box is great because I can use it to help promote other Etsy sellers. If you are having a sale, feel free to shout out your shameless promotion in my chat box. At least I'll look at it anyway! If you don't have an Etsy shop, or don't wish to promote it, I always get excited when I see a new message from someone saying hello anyway.

By now my page has hopefully caught up with your reading. On the right hand side I have my Mini-Me as I call it. It showcases my three featured items in my shop as well as my 13 most recently listed items. It's a little free advertising for my shop. By clicking on each picture, you will be brought to the listing of that item. I also have a ginormous mini (oxymoron?) at the bottom which shows a lot more items in my shop.

Another widget that I love is one that I made myself. It is on the right hand side and shows me dressed up like an Eskimo in front of a fire tower on Hurricane Mountain. If you click on it, you will be directed to all my blog posts related to the Adirondack Mountain Club Fire Tower Challenge. The Challenge is an endeavor that my sister and I are taking; the goal is to climb 18 of the 23 fire towers in the Adirondack Mountain range and all five in the Catskills. Within each post are links to my Flickr sets for each mountain.

While you are here, feel free to check out all my widgets or comment about which one your favorite is. See one you like? You can ask me about it and I'll give you information on how to get one for your blog.


storybeader said...

I always wondered how you got so many images on that bottom mini. Is it because it's a bigger space, or is it a different mini from Etsy? That's the whole store! Love reading your tower challenge. Great pics.

Thanks for participating in the carnival. {:-Deb

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Oh, you want to know my dirty little secret? The most Etsy lets you put in a mini is five columns by five rows. I edited the html once I pasted the mini code into my blog to 8 rows and 7 columns which is the most that my blogger element would allow I guess

storybeader said...

that is quick and dirty. Yeahhhh!