- Engagement with the community
- Interaction points
Since this blog is hosted on Google's Blogger platform, as are millions of others, I will be talking about some of my favorite Blogger templates, widgets and plug-ins.
Google offers some basic templates for a blog upon its creation. These are standard templates that can get the job done, but can easily be replaced if you are looking for something a little more unique or aesthetically pleasing.
There are a number of fantastic resources out there that have pre-made Blogger templates and directions in how to apply them to your blog:
Keep in mind that you can try a template out and if you don't like it after uploading the code to your blog can always change to another.
The conversation about columns brings us to widgets, gadgets and plug-ins. Blogger offers some standard widgets that can be applied to your blog with a single click. These might include:
- Post archive
- Basic Text
- HTML box
- RSS feed
Again, there are great sites and posts dedicated to showing you the best widgets and plug-ins for your blog: