Some of you may already have noticed that I have put a “Shared Items” widget in my sidebar; basically what it does is show my “shared posts” from Google Reader, which I’m currently using as my RSS feed reader. These are articles or posts that I came across in my subscriptions that I thought were interesting. If I find something really interesting or that I have any comments about, I’ll still make a separate post in the shorts section (or the main blog if, you know, I have a LOT of comments), but I thought this might be a way to share a little bit of my feed-reading activities with the rest of y’all.
Also, I just added the ability to subscribe to comments via e-mail on every post. Now there’s a check box below the comment box on every post asking if you want to subscribe to the comments. If you check it (whether or not you leave a comment), you will get subsequent comments e-mailed to you. This can be helpful if you want to know whether I’ve replied to you without checking the post constantly (I try to reply promptly, but I’m not always as good about it as I should be), or if you’re interested to see if anyone else comments and what they say. You can also do this by using a comments tracker like co.mments (which you can easily do using the “track and bookmark” icon on each post), but more ways to do things is usually good.
Finally, I’m sorry I haven’t updated the music player in FOREVER. The plugin I use for it is a little unwieldy when it comes to updating the playlist…I’ve been looking for another option and haven’t been successful yet. I’m going to try to have a little more fun with music, though, by offering a few tracks each week that I’m either really into or have found recently on mp3blogs. I shall call this…Music Monday. Because alliteration is fun. I shall also try to post the Trailer Watch on Thursdays so I can call it….Trailer Thursday! I thought about doing Tech Tuesday, but if I held tech news over for up to a week, it would be old by the time I posted it–tech news ages reaaally quickly on the internets. And I want do so some sort of recurring Film Guide thing, showcasing specific directors or genres or movements and stuff, but to keep with the alliteration that would have to be Film Friday, and I’m not sure I can guarantee to get that done before the weekend; at least, not with the level of quality I’d hope to achieve. Anyway, it’s dangerous to say things about what I’m planning to do, because then I look like a doofus if I don’t do it. That’s part of why I’m doing it, though…maybe the fear of being a doofus will motivate me to actually follow through on these planned postings. So hold me to it, people.
Oh, and also, Abby and Jennifer tagged me for the “7 Things You Might Not Know About Me” meme…I’m working on it, I swear. I’ve just only thought of five things so far that people probably wouldn’t know about me. When I think of two more, I’ll post it.