How I created a blog widget, gadget, snippet, blidget of my crap for you to add to your blog/website.

How sexy is this Blidget? Widgetbox is one of those easy to make widget sites. A blidget is a widget or gadget (a box with RSS feeds, like MyYahoo or iGoogle) – people can subscribe to your blog and put your headlines in a box on their page. Pretend you are the Washington Post and a press feed or news feed company like Reuters or AAP are delivering your articles to the Sydney Morning Herald and other newsources. There ya go- citizen media distribution!
Put in your blog URL – http://laurelpapworth.com in my case – pick a default colour (your readers can change it) and pick a picture. Actually I am going to chop SilkCharm’s head off and just use Titles.

Publish it, don’t publish it, in widgetbox public gallery. Doesn’t matter to me.

When people click on it, to add it to their blog, they get a nice little pop up thingie:

It took me longer to write this post than it did to make the blog widget. Blidget. Whatever.

I also added an “email signup” box so that you can get my blog – the full thing – emailed to you on Mondays. I went to FeedBlitz, signed up, filled in the form. In return they gave me some code to copy and paste into the box on the right. No clue if it works, will know on Monday I guess.

EDIT: Forgot to add this bit from the welcome email:

Turn your blidget into a Facebook or Bebo App.
http://www.widgetbox.com/appaccelerator

Learn how Widgetbox has made your blidget ready for OpenSocial.
http://www.widgetbox.com/opensocial

Not bad.