Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Widgets are very, very...

...distracting!

Lovely Caroline has a new blog widget for her beautiful new book Black Boxes.

<---- There it is! (possibly down a little bit too)

This is a brilliant widget because:
  1. You get to go and visit loads of blogs that you may not have been to before.
  2. Loads of people come and visit your blog!
However this is also a very bad thing because:
  1. You get to go and visit loads of blogs that you may not have been to before - therefore you spend all your time reading so that when,
  2. Loads of people come and visit your blog - all they get to read is a post from me saying I'm busy and not actually writing anything new (plus a scary Maths post).
So thank heavens for the Google Reader. Everywhere new that I end up I am adding to it (in a new folder called Widgetness) and everyone new that comes here and comments gets added too!

This way I still get to read lots of lovely new blogs and meet lots of new people, but when I decide to have one last go on the widget before bed, I can just add the new blog and read it when I have time.

I now have to go and read some of the 178 posts (!!!) that are waiting for me in Reader, so I shall leave you with a picture of some of the planes that hang from the ceiling at the Imperial War Museum.



(I am working on the rest of the London pictures, but you might get to see a few this week...if I can tear myself away from the widget!)

18 comments:

trousers said...

...and the power of the widget has brought me here x

trousers said...

(not for the first time either!)

nmj said...

hey kate, i love planes hanging from ceilings, they have one in kelvingrove art gallery, glasgow, i took my wee nephew last summer ... i came via Black Boxes in case you are wondering!

spacedlaw said...

I am starting to resent the addiction...
Guess how I got here?
Right.

Michelle said...

Oh my god, that is SO addictive. I quite like the Imperial War Museum. I've been twice and loved it both times.

Ken said...

Man this widget is a bad thing. i'm going to close this comment box. Because I'm more addicted to WWII planes that this game... I hope. THANKS

Susan said...

Agh, another one caught in the widget vortex!
(Enjoying your blog too)

Lady in red said...

widgeter wishing I had a plan like yours. I have added a few but not many, I just keep forgetting where I have been

Country Girl said...

Hey, Kate. I'm Kate, too. I came via the Black Box I found on a friend's post. I know this sounds crazy, but I have no idea what a google reader is. And I'm not even new to blogging. Cool site you have here!

Ashley Ladd said...

Ditto! This widget is so good and soooo bad all at once. I haven't done a stitch of work all night. My editor's gonna kill me. I'm enjoying finding all these lovely new blogs, too.

Kathryn said...

I seem to be following other black box-ers around! This widget is great fun and I've really enjoyed your blog. Widgetness is a great word, isn't it?

Caroline said...

I love this post and your comments.
It's all a bit magical and clearly this is because it is nearly Christmas :)

x

Papercuts said...

Another one from the black box of widgetness here!

I'm going to have to start copying you and bookmarking blogs to read later, or else adding them to my blogroll. There are bajillions out there to read!

I can tell I'll be back because I love booky/writery blogs.

Brom said...

Yes, me too via the widget - Helooo

Oh, can I corret you on your grammar regarding your picture at the Imp. War Mus. I quote "planes that hang from the ceiling ", no no no. I'ts planes Mustang from the ceiling" ... Mustang, geddit.

*Runs off manically*

Hullabrouhaha said...

Hey Kate, I came via the Black Boxes widget too.

I have never visited the Imperial War Museum, but I did go to a 1940s re-enactment day at Stirling. Does that count? They had a fashion show any everything ;).

H
xx

liz fenwick said...

It's too bloody addictive......nice to meet you!!! On to more black boxes...

Gran said...

Just another addict stopping by to say hello!

Sheila said...

Me too, me too! Widgets will be the death of me. How do you stop? Is there a cure?