Why I Love These Little Guys

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Missy Caulk TEAM

Before I did this little post, I went to the Activerain Search and typed in Widgets. I wanted to make sure the information was not already out there about this. I did find tons of posts on widgets but none that really talked about what I wanted to say. Widget GallerHowever, they are all worth reading.

Widgetbox is a really fun site which has hundreds of widgets you can import to you Activerain or outside blog.

Some of you are asking?

What the heck is a widget ? I'm just learning to blog and now a widget.

A widget is a mini-application that you can put on your blog or web-site. It is a fun little application that can provide your readers with some information, or just fun on your web site or blog.

I just added the widget to my web site about Find A House Value Instantly, which is in my side margin or my profile. You add the html you get from widgetbox.com and it appears on the side bar in Activerain. ( Go to setting and add the html in there.) There are soooooooooooooo many to choose from and it is really easy to do. Widgets to Use

Brad Anderson wrote a post in June about Widgets can be Hazardous To Your Health. If you look at Brad's blog you will see many types of widgets.

Oliver at Vflyer.com wrote a post about the Inman Conference where he spoke and talked about widgets. So I went over there and realized I had registered in January.

Well, in January I had only been blogging since December so I had no clue what I was doing. But, I registered so now I find 8 months later how many widgets there are and I wanted to let everyone know about this cool site. Widget Box Page ViewI don't recommend cluttering up you blog site but you may want to add a few to make your site more original and I'm sure the consumers that we want to attract from Localism will appreciate some of them.

They can be put on any blog, myspace, or web site you want to put them on.

 

HAVE FUN  !!!!!!!!!!!

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Missy Caulk, Ann Arbor Realtor

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Joe, they are fun, aren't they.
Aug 12, 2007 05:05 AM #88
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 Missy, I can't seem to leave your blog this morning.  And I've gotta go!  Just wanted to thank you for the usefulness of this blog; Active Rainers are closet educators, I'm thinking.  I bookmarked it and intend to set aside an hour to learn to use Widgets today.  Thank you for USEFUL content!

Mike in Tucson

Aug 14, 2007 12:34 AM #89
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Hey I like it......closet educators. Your welcome, enjoy all the widgets just don't go overboard.
Aug 14, 2007 12:53 AM #90
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Missy, so that's what a widget is!!
Aug 14, 2007 03:32 AM #91
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Amazing how many are just learning about widgets! Thanks for helping them!!!
Aug 14, 2007 03:35 AM #92
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Stephen, Yes that is what a widget is.

Barbara Jo, your very welcome.

Aug 14, 2007 04:07 AM #93
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Stephen Joos & Chris Brubaker- HouseFront
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Missy,

Loved the blog, widgets really are fun and can be a great tool.  My company actually just developed a widget of our own for real estate professionals and consumers.  If anyone is hungry for more widgets they can check out ours here.  We would love to hear comments about how our widget is doing too.

Aug 14, 2007 07:23 AM #94
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I already have your widget in my side bar. I like it the valuations are better than zillow.
Aug 14, 2007 09:02 AM #95
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Thanks for this great post - I had been playing around with widgets for the first time yesterday - found one at mybloglog but not sure if I am doing it right. I will definitely check out widgetbox.com. Also, Trulia.com came out with new widget tools to post market data. I got it to work - but it didn't play well with my other widgets and pushed everything way way down - have you tried using that one? 
Aug 14, 2007 12:42 PM #96
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Erica, I have the Trulia one on my http://MissyCaulk.com site, check it out. I had my webmaster load it there. I like mybloglog alot.

Aug 14, 2007 12:45 PM #97
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Missy - thanks I Will check it out - You have the best blogs!!! I also just posted an apology comment on the blog about widgets in the sidebar where I called you ANN!! So sorry!!!! 
Aug 14, 2007 12:52 PM #98
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Missy, I keep looking at widgets thinking I'm going to start using them, but for some reason I have a mental block to them.  I'm a pretty technical person too, so I'm not sure why I'm resisting.  I think I'll make a point to really look at these this weekend.  Thanks for posing about them!
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Great Post.  I guess this is why you have 100 comments.  
Aug 24, 2007 11:45 AM #100
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Erica, no problem it happens alot.

Kelly, hummm mental block, maybe just one more thing on your to do list. I have many posts bookmarked to do later.

Adam, wow I had NO clue !

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Missy,

Thanks for this information.  What a great tool.

Pat

Aug 25, 2007 12:45 AM #102
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Pat, you are very welcome.
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wow for a little bit I thought I was a bad friend the first couple posts on your 6 pack I had never seen - I remember this one well.... I still need to learn some of this stuff
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Thanks for the info...I'm off to check out the widgets!
Nov 17, 2007 10:53 AM #105
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Krista, have fun I do !!
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I am one of those that is fairly new to blogging, AR, social networking, and I think the widgets are pretty cool.  I will check out your references to see which ones I might want to add to my AR blog page.  Thanks.

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