Sidebar changes for Blogger Challenge and Lijit Search

If you read these posts in a reader and never see the sidebar, I hope you’ll click through and take a look today. I’ve added two features.

The first is a skyscraper ad for the BlogHer DonorsChoose Blogging Challenge in support of public schools. It’s part way down the sidebar under the images of my books. You can click the ad to donate to numerous projects selected by BlogHer Contributing Editors that are part of the donorschoose.org program. My supported project is “Computer Needed for New Student-Run Newspaper!” I hope you’ll give a dollar or more to help some hard-working journalism students who need a laptop. I’m working on a post for Oct. 4 that will explain more about this project.

The second sidebar change is that I’m trying the Lijit search again. I’ve finally made peace with the terms of service, but so far I’m not impressed with the search results. I listed everything I wanted searched in my “content.” When I test it, things I know are there don’t get found. So, that may or may not remain after a period of trial.

2 thoughts on “Sidebar changes for Blogger Challenge and Lijit Search

  1. Virginia, thanks for giving Lijit a second try. I’m going to do some test searches to insure that you’re getting the search results you should be. Give it a day or two and you should start seeing an improvement in the results we bring back.

    If I find anything wonky, I’ll send you an email with more details. Also, if you have other feedback or questions, feel free to send them my way. I’m tara at lijit dot com.

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