The Compulsive Reader: I Am a Guinea Pig

Friday, April 4, 2008

I Am a Guinea Pig

If you are an astute and cunning reader, you may have noticed that The Compulsive Reader has taken on a few new gadgets. It's all because Blogger sent me a nice little email asking if I would try out a few of their new features that are still in beta stage. And since I am accustomed to subjecting myself to these types of confusing technological things, I said yes. The things I do for you, I know.

I was expecting some frustration, at least two phone calls, one email, and an IM to some nerd friends of mine in order to get these spiffy new features to work. But no! Blogger Draft has made these wonderfully fun new features FOOL PROOF. So even the most technologically un-savvy person can run their own website. Without exasperating her computer genius friends. I love you, Blogger.

So now, if you scroll down to the bottom of all the little fun things to the left, there is now a search box! I was quite thrilled with this, as I am a little tired of people not going to the ARCHIVED REVIEWS link under all of the review listings and looking for the review they want in the convienantly alphabetized list of books that just happen to be hyperlinked to bring you straight to the review you seek, and the emailing me saying, "WHERE DID THAT REVIEW OF NOT ANYTHING GO?" No! Instead, all you have to do is type what you want into the box, and scroll to the top for results! How cool is that?

Also, right below the search box, you can subscribe to The Compulsive Reader. That way, whenever I update, or when someone posts a comment, you'll know about it. This makes it a lot easier to check for updates.

Since I am being Blogger's guinea pig, these new features aren't all the way complete. They might still have some kinks that need to be worked out. Email me at thecompulsivereader@gmail.com if you experience any problems or something's not working so I can let the awesome folks who power Blogger know.

Thanks guys!


P.S. So my friend gave me this nifty little stat counter thingamabob that counts how many hits this site gets. I think it's rigged...it says that I have like 120 hits, but it's been less than 24 hours since I put it up! Am I really this popular, or should I find a new stat counter? I'd really like it to be the former. Either way, if you are reading this, THANKS FOR READING! You guys are AWESOME!

1 comment:

Em said...

wow, i love the idea of a search feature! I can't tell you how many times I've had to sift through old posts to find the one I want. Do you know when these new features will come out?

As far as stat counters, I use sitemeter. Their basic service is free and I think it's used frequently enough that it's accurate.