200 for Dickens 200th Birthday
If you are interested please leave a comment. If enough people seem interested I will try to figure how to set up a Mr. Linky for the event around the Jan 1, 2012.
Any and all suggestions for the observation of this day are appreciated.
Post BBAW Observations
Here is my one line summery of all the posts for BBAW-"If you want to get good comments on your blog, then you must leave good comments on the blogs of others".
I have decided to participate in some memes. In two years as a blogger I never did a meme until a few days ago. Lots of bloggers suggested they were great for community building. I am looking for a few good memes. I will have to see what seems right for my blog and I.
I also have added a tool bar to the bottom of my blog that allows reader to do more than they could before at and with my blog. It even has chat capability! Please let me know how you like it. It is for now an experiment but I am pretty sure I am keeping it. It is a free add on with lots of options. Readers can chat with each other or with the host, up to thirty at a time. If you want to chat with me send me a message in Tweeter at @thereadinglife to alert me.
Tip I Forgot to Mention Last Week
Set up a private test blog. This is easy to do on Blogger (I do not know if other platforms allow multiple blogs). Make the test blog private. Copy part of your content (or all) over to it. Anytime you want to change the design, template, or add a gadget to your blog, first you try it out on the test blog. It also allows you to ask your blogging buddies if they like the changes before you go live with them. Plus you can be sure it does not mess up your blog. I always do this before I alter my blog.