September 12, 2006
We've added a bunch of new Widgets to the TypePad Widget Gallery recently, and we thought we'd share some of our favorites with you in case you've been too busy blogging to follow along.
Poll your readers
Interested in gathering some data from your readers? The Vizu Polls Widget makes it easy for you to add a simple questionnaire to the sidebar of your blog. You can use it to learn about your readers or learn from your readers, and with Vizu you can show off both the poll and its results in the same Widget.
Share your calendar
In addition to the Trumba Upcoming Events Widget we've blogged about before, we've recently added Widgets from 30 Boxes and Google Calendar. Even if you don't use one of these web-based services for your primary calendar, any one of them would be a great choice for sharing a list of your upcoming events, travel plans or other dates your readers might be interested in.
Bluff your readers
One of our favorite new games around the office is blufr, a site from the folks behind Answers.com. Blufr is a free, addictive trivia game that challenges you to identify statements as true or false. They've turned the game into a Widget that you can place on your blog to bluff your readers.
In addition to those new Widgets, our friends at del.icio.us and FeedBurner have added new Widgets to their offerings. The del.icio.us network badge is now a TypePad Widget, which allows you to display details about your del.icio.us network as part of your blog. And with FeedBurner's new Widget, you can now add an email subscription form to your blog with just a few clicks.