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Ok, what’s a widget?

According to Wikipedia, a web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. They are derived from the idea of reusable code that has existed for years. Nowadays other terms are used to describe a web widget including: gadget, badge, module, capsule, snippet, mini and flake.

YIKES!!! What does that mean to you? It means you can easily add fun stuff to your blog without having any programming knowledge.

Today I’m going to share with you a fun “widget” I recently discovered, My Blog Log. My Blog Log is more than a “widget”, it’s also a social networking site.

If you have a blog, well with the exception of wordpress.com blogs, you can add this “widget” to your blog. It shows which members of My Blog Log have visited your site. This is a great way to expand your online community. Why not try it out on your blog and participate over at My Blog Log by visiting other members logs.

I’ve written a “how to” for grabbing the code you need (it’s generated for you after you do some things, like pick colors) and putting it into a text widget. Try it out and if you have any questions, IM me at magicinwords on Skype or Yahoo, or comment on this post. Let’s hear from you. Did you try the widget? If you did, how do you like it?