Are you familiar with the Widgetbox? It’s the leading online resource to find and create widgets for your blogs and websites. Flickr, Twitter, Hulu, Youtube and many others are among the most renowned widgets that are offered by Widgetbox. This time in the honor of Blogger’s 10th birthday, widgetbox has announced partnership with Blogger that will allow anyone who has a blog on blogger to quickly create a widget of his blog.
The best thing about Widgetbox is the impressive collection of widgets available on it, as well as the ability to create your own. It’s remarkable how easy it is to make a widget of your own in Widgetbox. Furthermore, when the ease of embedding the widget you have created or chosen into your site is a breeze too. With the new Blogger integration, this is a completely automated process.
You don’t need to manually write or maintain any code; this widget takes care of the blog updates itself. This widget can help your blog getting easily discoverable across the web. The widget will showcase posts, images and branding etc.
Here is a widget that is created in seconds for the Google Blogger official Blog.
Widgetbox let you build your blog widget easily and within seconds. You can customise the widget as well. For example, you can change the default colors and background with the help of themes and patterns provided by Widgetbox. Your widget will be automatically updated as you create a new post. Another benefit is that you can put this widget on different sites that will eventually drive more traffic back to your blog.
As you can see in the screenshot above, making a widget of your own requires only your blog’s URL or feed address. All the rest of the customization is optional. Once you have made the widget, you will get a line of code that you can simply copy and paste into the HTML of any website or web page that you want this widget to appear on. This is probably the only technical aspect to it, and even this doesn’t involve any code editing on your part.
Ready to put Widgetbox to work for your Blogger blog? Simply visit this link, provide your blog feed address, update the look and feel to your taste, publish the widget, and start getting more traffic. Don’t let us know of your experience in the comments, and also feel free to share any alternative widgets or similar tools you know of that you use and that you have found to work well for you.