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San Carlos Real Estate August 27, 2008

Blog Tip #2: Don’t forget the widgets!

by Chuck Gillooley

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Editor’s note:  This is the second in an occasional series of posts that will include tips on how to get more out of this blog, and perhaps your other favorite websites as well….CG

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you have probably figured out that I post something new about every other day.  Some times more often, some times less.   It varies depending on what’s happening in the market, and how much time I can devote to the blog.  I also author The Emerald Hills Blog, so keeping both of these sites fresh keeps me pretty busy!

You may recall from Blog Tip #1 that subscribing to the blog is a great way to be notified when something new is posted.  But are there still reasons to check in with the site in between my erratic blog posts?   You bet!    That’s where the “widgets” come in.

“Widget” in web-speak is a generic term for a snippet of code that’s put on a website or blog to accomplishes a very specific function.   It can be anything from a local weather update, to showing the latest mortgage rates, or even news feeds from other sites.   So all of the items in the left and right sidebars of The White Oaks Blog are considered widgets.  I know this may sound really elementary, but you’d be surprised how many people skip the sidebars entirely because they think the widgets are actually advertisements.   Nooooooooo way.

I have done some considerable digging to come up with widgets that are relevant to real estate and local news.  I hope you find them useful and informative.  The  best part about them is that many are updated continuously.   So if you like the news on the “side,” you now have a reason to check back more often!

See you on the next Blog Tip….
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