Widgets – What Are They?
Blogging has become a massively popular way of getting a message out to the people who may be interested in reading it. As a result, it has taken off into the mainstream in the last few years, and people who would have got all their information from newspapers and magazines five or ten years ago now add to this by reading blogs regularly. This has had the knock-on effect of making blogging profitable for people and companies who are internet experts.
On many blogs these days, you will see at the bottom of the post that there is a list of different icons which, if moused over, will give you a range of options. Among these options are the chance to add a post to one’s Facebook feed or to post a tweet on Twitter encouraging people to go and read it. There are far more options besides this, and each of them gives the reader a chance to alert other people to this site. You can add these options to your blog posts by placing what is called a “widget” on your blog.
There are various sources for widgets on the Internet. A quick Google search for the term will give you a vast range of options, and when you add a widget to your blog you will give yourself more exposure to Internet users. This can create a domino effect, too. If one person Tweets one of your articles, the people who read their feed are liable to read it and if they like it, they may continue the chain. In this way, a single click on a widget can lead to tens, even hundreds of visits to your site.