Sometimes you just want to have fun. Even on a business site, because we all love a little fun. From About.com Web Trends, these are 10 Fun (and I think “cool”) blog widgets.
What better way to spice up your blog than to have your very own virtual pet hanging out in the sidebar? The Cyber-pet
blog widget lets you choose the type of pet you want, name it, and customize it. You can even have a pair of flying scissors as a pet!
Here’s a real blast from the past. Get your own Etch A Sketch for your blog and let your visitors draw to their hearts content.
Turn your sidebar into a comic strip with the Official Dilbert Widget. Everyone’s favorite office cartoon will provide a nice distraction for your readers. The only downside: Trying to compete with Dilbert by writing something interesting enough for your visitors to read your stuff instead of just laughing about Dilbert.
A neat little blog widget that pulls up a posting of the cool site of the day. This is a great way to introduce your readers to interesting spots around the web.
Nothing says you’ve made it like your own television station. And, while that might take a while to come true, you can at least have popular YouTube videos on display on your site with this blog widget.
Funny Quotes is a simple blog widget that displays humorous quotes to your visitors. It can also be quite addicting flipping through the quotes, so if you install this widget, you might want to use caution when visiting your blog at work.
Who says you can’t help your readers out with a little bit of creative problem solving? This 8-ball is not only attractive, but it’s also magical, and is able to answer any question posed to it. This is a great blog widget for those that want to put a little nostalgia into their blog.
Description: What would happen if you pulled a widget out of a box of cereal? You might get something like the secret message scratch card widget where you can write a secret message and your readers can reveal it by scratching around with a penny.
Description: Bring your blog to life with this widget. Unfortunately, the lifeform happens to be a pack of roaches that readers can scare away with their mouse pointer.
10. Text Scroller
Caution! You have entered the dangerous land of text-scrolling. One half fun, one half annoying, the text scroller should only be used in emergencies. A great way to celebrate an event on your blog, but avoid keeping it there forever.