I love widgets! For anyone who doesn’t blog, “widgets” is the term used for all of the applications that appear on the sidebars of blogs , such as subscription buttons, image boxes, lists of recent comments, and so on.
Widgets are wonderful ways to strengthen connections in the blogosphere and to share links to other resources. For example, I recently added a couple of widgets to the right sidebar that I want to call your attention to.
- Recent Comments. Here you can not only see at a glance the most recent comments made on this blog, but, more important, you can click right through to the blogs of the commenters, if they have provided a link.
- Featured Blogs. Each week I’ll highlight two or three blogs that I enjoy, and, again, you can click right through to their most recent posts. This week’s picks are Wisconsin writers Pam Parker, E. Victoria Flynn, and Christi Craig.