Internet, Networking, & Security Web Development 10 Fun Widgets For Your Blog Great Blog Widgets for Adding Bling to Your Blog by Daniel Nations Writer Daniel Nations has been a tech journalist since 1994. His work has appeared in Computer Currents, The Examiner, The Spruce, and other publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Daniel Nations Updated on December 19, 2019 Web Development CSS & HTML Web Design SQL Tweet Share Email Blog widgets can be productive and provide utility. They can also be very entertaining. These fun widgets are sure to entertain your readers and allow you to express your personality. So add a little bling to your blog with these blog widgets. 01 of 10 Cyber-pet Image of Widgetbox. Description: 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! 02 of 10 Funny Quotes Image of Widgipedia. Description: 9.3 times out of 11.78, simpler is better. 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. 03 of 10 Etch A Sketch Image of Springwidgets. Description: 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. 04 of 10 Magic 8-ball Image of Widgetbox. Description: 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. 05 of 10 The Official Dilbert Widget Image of Widgipedia. Description: 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. 06 of 10 Secret Message Scratch Card Image of Widgetbox. 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. 07 of 10 Cool Site of the Day Image of Springwidgets. Description: 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. 08 of 10 Roaches Image of Widgipedia. 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. 09 of 10 YouTube Recently Featured Videos Image of Yourminis. Description: 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. 10 of 10 Text Scroller Image of Widgetbox. Description: 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.