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Finding widgets

So now that you know how to install widgets, it's time to deck out your blog. Widgets are available from individual developers and from online collection sites such as Widgetbox. Not sure where to begin? Here are some ideas.

General interest: A number of all-purpose widgets can take your blog to the next level. With Widgetbox's New York Times widget, for instance, your blog can be your newsroom, updating visitors not only about what's going on with you but also about the world at large. To add the local forecast, check out the teeny-tiny WeatherLet widget.

Perhaps you'd like to add a calendar with iCal data so visitors will be able to search for upcoming events. With the YourMinis Calendar widget, you simply enter the web address of your published iCal calendar – above the widget, click on Edit Me and then on Edit, and enter the URL where people can subscribe to your published iCal calendar – and then copy and paste the code to your blog.

Or if you're an avid runner and use the iPod Nike+ Sport Kit to track workouts, the Nike Plus widget is a great way to boast about your mileage total, challenges, and goals.

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  1. PC Advisor guide to blogging
  2. For the personal blog
  3. For the business blog
  4. For the community blog
  5. For the mobile blog
  6. Private blogging
  7. A domain of your own
  8. Widget wonderland
  9. Finding widgets
  10. Music widgets
  11. Keep it fresh

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