This week’s Weekly Geeks
revisits one of Dewey’s original ideas. It’s an idea that I loved the first time I read it. And I love it still.
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!
However, I know me, and the chance of this happening is slim. You see, I’ve tried. I asked a couple of times for people to leave links to their reviews. And they did. But then I forgot to go back and edit my posts. To quote a wise man, “d’oh!”
even developed this spiffy new search tool
to facilitate the process. (And yes, I’m trying to impress with the big words. Either that, or I’ve been hanging out at work too much.) I think this is just the neatest thing, but I’m sure I’ll get to the end of my review and be so excited that I’ve finished that I’ll promptly forget to search for reviews.
So really, this week’s Weekly Geeks is just an opportunity for me to confess
two of my failings as a book blogger…my laziness and my forgetfulness.
However, I’ll definitely be appreciating all of you all’s hard work!
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