Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekly Geeks #12

I have been such a bad weekly geeker lately. Even on those weeks when the theme is one that I am really interested in (like last week's Historical Fiction theme) I just haven't gotten around to writing the post! So now that I am up at 5.15am on a Monday morning, this seems like the perfect time to write up a WG post! As to why I am up at this time, I went to bed early to read, fell asleep and then woke up at just after 4am and couldn't get back to sleep!

This week's theme is revisiting a theme that Dewey had last year about linking to each other's reviews. Here are the details:

1. Write a post encouraging readers to look through your archives (if you have your reviews in a particular place on your blog, point them there), and find the books that they have also written reviews. Tell them to leave a link to their review on your review post. For example, I've written a review for Gods Behaving Badly and Jane Doe leaves a link to her review of Gods Behaving Badly in the comments section of my review.

2. Edit your reviews to include those links in the body of the review post.

3. Visit other Weekly Geeks and go through their reviews. Leave links for them.

4. Leave a note somewhere on your blog to let people know this is your new policy.

5. Write a post later this week letting us know how your project is going!

This is a big undertaking but as Dewey put it, it's 'community building'. Have fun!

I have instituted this as a permanent policy on my blog, as evidenced by the "Linking Reviews" statement on my sidebar, and the feed footer comment that goes out on my RSS feeder every time I post! Having said that, it would probably be a bit more effective if I had actually written any reviews lately. Anyway ... I have an alphabet index that you can access here. Feel free to have a look through them and leave a comment either on this post, or on the actual post and I will add the links in as soon as I can.


  1. Hi Marg, have been checking out your back list of reviews, I really liked your extensive alphabet index.

    Have left comments/links on 3, Elizabeth Chadwick - The Wild Hunt & The Greatest Knight &
    The Bride Finder by Susan Carroll.
    Not sure I've done it right but thanks for looking :-)

  2. This is such a great idea!!!! I attempt to do something like this on my blog, but having an index like this is so much easier to sort thru things!! I think I am going to slowly work on transitioning over to this way for the alphabetical list . . . as long as you don't mind a copy cat!! :)

    As I get the time, I will peruse your list and give you the links to my reviews!! It's a bit hectic around my place these days, but I will eventually get to them all!! :)

  3. Wow, we actually had 3 or 4 books in common! That's the most I've found with any one blogger so far. I left comments on all the relevant reviews.

  4. Teddyree, I have gone through and added the links!

    Tif, I don't mind a copy cat! Mine was inspired by someone else anyway. I got your email, and I will get back to you tomorrow!

    Dreamybee, I will go through and add your links shortly.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Hey, I found a few books that I talked about as well. Will link to your posts on my blog.