While hunting for widget-making freeware, I came across an eHow.com 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 Widgetbox.com 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.