So… college is a thing. Which means no posts, or books, or anything really. I have A BUNCH of wip reviews that I might finish if I have the down time. So… that’s what’s happening.
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Okay so, I realize that this probably sounds like a very stupid topic for a blog post but I am bored and I feel like walking you through this blog. Sort of like a virtual tour only not. So where to start… Well we’ll start with the Sidebar because that’s the title of the post. On the side bar there are a number of widgets, some of them are available on any wordpress blog, and others are my own special widgets put in a text box.
Starting at the top of the side bar we have my 2011 Goodreads Reading Challenge count, this is a counter for all of the books I read in 2011 and if I meet my goal or not. I personally like this because it’s making me focus on finishing all of the books that I have to return to the people I borrowed them from. This is hosted by one of my favorite sites, called Goodreads and I suggest you check it out. I have probably mentioned this site about 10o times on this blog, so it shouldn’t be unfamiliar to anyone who actually reads this.
After the Goodreads counter is my long list of Word Counters. These were coded by Diana Peterfreund for her website which can be found here: http://www.dianapeterfreund.com . Which I am very thankful for because I cannot code things at all, I am terrible at it. Anyway, these word count widgets show my current progress on books that I am writting, will they be published? Probably not. But still it’s nice to have a word count widget for them anyway. In order from top to bottom, the widgets are for my various Nanowrimo projects. The top widget is my latest attempt at Nanowrimo, this is a short story collection from my Utano universe. The next is 2010’s Nanowrimo, this is my first “book” in the Utano series that I had envisioned. And the third and final word count widget is for Sam’s Story, a story that I still have tons of ideas for. This last one was Nanowrimo 2009, and I think this one would be the one I would end up finishing. I shall keep you all updated on how it’s going and whether or not I’m going to publish. If I am not and you want to read anything I have a way on here to share them with you down lower on this sidebar which I will get to later. So comment or find a way to get at me some other way, and I shall throw them up there. Now moving on…
After the Word Count widgets are pretty little picture that have a title saying Fun Roleplaying Sites, these are sites that my friend and I use to get rid of our creative thoughts. If you go to the pictures and click on them they will take you to the sites and on the sites you will find a better description of what to do. These are very good for relieving boredom, and making friends, and getting ideas for writing. This is my way of advertising for the sites so go CHECK THEM OUT!
Next is this thing called The Box, and it is used for sharing files, so this is where I would put my stories should anyone want to read them. And the rest is really self explanitory. But there are two other things I would like to turn your attention to, they are both the other two pages found at the top of the blog. One is About the site, this is pretty much useless, so you don’t really have to look at it unless you really want to. But there is also the Amazing Books page, which says what my favorite books are of the time, if you are ever looking for book suggestions I suggest you look at that tab. These pages will probably be added to or changed over the years, but that is only when I feel like doing site updates.
Well that’s all I have right now… have fun surfing the site.