Thursday, November 13, 2008

Widget Yourself

While hunting for widget-making freeware, I came across an article, How to Create a Widget Featuring your Blog, Content, Or Website by Ariana Cherry-Shearer. Sounded pretty simple, and as we all know I am completely hopeless when it comes to this sort of thing, I thought I'd test it out personally and see just how easy it was.

Took me about a minute to make this:

Note: you do have to join before you can use their widget-maker/designer, but all they ask for is a sign-in ID, password, and e-mail addy. Otherwise it's free.

I used my blog post headlines for my example widget, but there are all sorts of options and templates, sizes and colors, bells and whistles etc. This could be useful for writers who want to create a promo-type widget for their blog, web site, latest news, posts, upcoming releases, freebies, contests and so forth.


  1. i think its kinda cool...currently i have a couple on my desktop and a few on my iGoogle page including the countdown widget to the new Twilight movie (I cannot wait for this movie)......

    It makes it much easier to stay on top of things,blog updates, movie news,Email...etc,etc

  2. That is wa-ay cool!

    But... I've got this Nano thing going on; can I afford to take time out to play?

  3. I'm not at all widget savvy but if you say it's easy I'm going to take a look. Love the way your widget turned out!

    Thanks for the link. :)

  4. I don't know much about widgets but I have seen them popping up all over the place. I may go to the widget website just to find out more information. Thanks!

  5. That is way beyond cool. I love it.

  6. Very neat :). Now maybe I'll do a better job of keeping up with your blog. And it'll prove handy once I get my new website up and running (in the year two thousand of never :P.)