Blogger is a great free blog platform that is improving every day. New useful hacks and widgets are being created on a regular basis. Here is a list of some of the very best blogger widgets and blogger hacks that will improve the usability of your blog.
Related Posts Widget
Display related posts beneath each of your blog posts. Links are displayed based on labels given to each post.
Tag Cloud Widget
Display a simple tag cloud in your blog’s sidebar. The tags are displayed based upon the labels given to each post.
Random Posts Button
This widget creates a link for your template that directs users to a random post when clicked on.
Change the Favicon
Are you tired of the regular organge favicon provided by blogger? This tutorial will teach you how to display your own customized favicon.
Top Commentators Widget
Reward your readers for commenting on your blog with this widget. The widget displays the names of the top commentators and will direct you to their website when clicked on.
Change the Title Tags for More Search Engine Traffic
This tutorial teaches you how to make your post title show up before your blog title in Google search results. This is very important when it comes to Search Engine Optimization!
Recent Posts with Thumbnails
Grab your readers attention with an appealing recent posts widget which includes thumbnails.
Recent Comments Widget
Make your blog look alive by displaying recent comment discussions.
Digg Vote Button
Let your Digg readers Digg your posts directly from your blog with this handy little widget.
Search Bar for Blogger
This widget displays a small search bar in your blog’s footer. Your readers will be able to easily search your blog for specific content.
Table of Contents
Allow your readers to easily navigate through your site with an interactive Table of Contents.
Connect your blog or website with your Facebook Account using these powerful widgets.
Currently Online Readers Widget
A small widget which display how many users are currently online. The widget also indicates which pages are currently being looked at.
Contact Admin Widget
Let your users stay in touch with you with this contact form.
Post Ratings by Outbrain
Let your users give your post a star rating from one to five.
Social Bookmarking Widget
This widget lets your users to easily bookmark your blog posts at the bottom of each post.
Showoff your blog’s Google PageRank with this small widget.
Google Talk Chat Back Badge
A Google Talk chatback badge will let visitors to your web page chat with you. They’ll be able to chat with you whenever you’re signed in to Google Talk.
Twitter Widget Tools
A great post containg 502 twitter widget tools, buttons, and icons for Engaging your followers.
PayPal Donation Button
If you’ve got a loyal reader community that might be willing to sponsor you as a blogger, this would be the way.
Google Buzz Share Button
Another way to share your content across a great social network.
Performancing Ads Widget
Another way to make some money from your blog by letting others advertise on your site.
Sudoku Puzzle Widget
Have some fun on your blog with this interactive sudoku game that will easily go in the sidebar. The sudoku has five different levels of difficulty.
Change Your Template
Choose from a huge list of custom blog templates. Providing your blog with a new design will make it look fresh and new.
Switch to a Custom Domain
Upgrade your blog to your own domain name such as YourDomainName.com