Today we are not going to talk about this, What we going to talk about is Why a Blog should have Widgets? My Aim for this post is, first we are going to talk about widgets and what mistakes newbies make, then lastly I will list some reasons Why a Blog should have widgets. So Let’s begin.
Why are Widgets Important
Widgets are Important because they make things easier for the visitors. People don’t like wasting time and if they find your site harder to navigate then they will just leave your site and go to some other (Competition is high). So in order to glue you visitors to your site you’ll have to provide options which ease the tasks for them.
Mistakes New Bloggers Make
I’ve seen many blogs and most of them are of newbie bloggers, The most common mistake I see is Over-using widgets. Many blogs have so many widgets that instead of making things easy they make things worse. Many of the widgets are useless and not necessary but still people use them. Having too much java-script / widgets will make your blog slow.
Reasons Why a Blog Should Have Widgets
Reason 1: They Make Things Easy
People are so lazy that they don’t even like to scroll page after reading article, that’s why nowadays bloggers install ‘Back to Top’ or ‘Scroll to Top’ widget. This small widget can be very useful. Other useful widgets are ‘Labels’ ‘Archive’ etc. So this proves that some widget are really useful and worth installing.
Reason 2 : They Helps Increase Page Views
Another widget which I found useful is Random Posts widget, This widget helps visitors explore more categories of your blog (for example: If you run a mult niche blog like me then this widget is very useful as it will direct visitors to other categories of your blog by displaying other interesting posts.
Reason 3 : They Help Increasing Followers
Suppose you have a Facebook fan page but how will people know about it? You visitors will have to search on Facebook in order to follow you, Same goes for Twitter and other social networks. But if you have a Social Subscribe widget installed then your visitors will not have to waste time by going to social networks and searching, What they have to do is a simple click and they will be able to get updates.
This will also help increasing your social following, as people will be just a click away. This was an example How widgets can be useful.
Reason 4 : They Make a Blog look Professional
So these were some reasons why we should have widgets on our blogs. I hope this article was interesting. Please let us know by leaving comments and don’t forget to share it with your friends.
About Author: Jimmie Luthra is a Deck Cadet in Merchant Navy, Studying for an officer Rank. He resides in Mumbai, India and in his pass time he manages his blog The-Area51. He is also the founder of TrickyBlogger where he posts Blogger Widgets. You can also contribute to OSH by “Write for US”.