This is the week that Tuesday Thingers changes hosts. Marie, the Boston Bibliophile has been hosting this weekly meme since its inception 31 weeks ago; along the way she has asked interesting questions and we’ve all learned a lot about LibraryThing. Today Marie hands the mantle to Wendi at Wendi’s Book Corner; click here to read an interview between Wendi and Marie.
And now, Today’s question: Here is a list of the main areas of Library Thing:
1. Home (http://www.librarything.com/, before you log in)
2. Home (once you log in, contains Your Home, Your Profile, Connections, Recommendations, Reviews, Statistics, Clouds, Gallery, Memes)
3. Profile (Recent activity, tags, comments, members with your books)
4. Your Library
5. Your Tags
6. Add Books
11. Zeitgeist (Stats, Top Lists)
12. Tools (Widgets, Store)
What area are you most familiar with? What area is your favorite? What area are you curious about? Are there any that you have not really looked at?
I’m most familiar with My Home, My Profile, My Library, Add Books, Groups and Search; these are the areas I use most often as well.
I’m curious about the LT Author program. I’ve enjoyed participating in a few Author Chats, and know there are some other great resources in LT that I haven’t yet discovered. What’s involved in an author becoming an LT Author (do they pay a fee? simply commit to participate?). What does it mean, other than getting that LT Author logo on their page and holding an Author Chat? What does it mean to be Featured LT Author?
As for areas I haven’t spent much time looking at – local doesn’t seem to have a lot going on (is this is wiki? should I be adding info as I find it?); I’ve only used widgets the one time I needed to set them up on my blog; I’m not interested in buying LT merchandise so I don’t visit the Store. I do look at the blog periodically.
Thanks for the initial set of questions, Wendi. I hope it helps generate further Tuesday Thingers discussions!