This is a post in response to the Edublog Challenge #7
Being a novice blogger I am new to the term widgets and what they really mean and do. Having just read the post covering widgets by the Edublog Challenge I now have a much better understanding.
So what are they?
A widget is a fun tool that you can use to personalise your blog and make it more interesting. There is even a widget that lets you add HTML code if you find a third party widget. If you have an Edublog blog some widgets like twitter and Flickr require you to activate the Edublog widget plugin.
You can find the widgets in Appearance > Widgets.
Remember not to over clutter your sidebar with too many widgets. You want your readers to be able to navigate their way around your blog, read your posts with ease and hopefully subscribe to your Blog.
Some widgets I likes to use are:
Some third party widgets that I like are:
This widget allows you to link up all your other accounts. Great for getting people to connect with you and if you are trying to build up your PLN.
Just copy the code that it creates and paste into the text Widget.
Revolver Maps is another great one too.
Also visit Britt Gow’s Techno Science blog for her excellent post on widgets. This is where I got the idea for the ShowYourself widget.
Happy blogging everyone.
What widgets do you like to use?