Blogger Tutorial 2: Adding gadgets.

In the previous tutorial you learned how to create your blog and how to publish posts. If you didn’t watch it, you can find it here.

In this second video, you will learn to add static and interactive gadgets (widgets) to your blog.


If you don’t want to watch the tutorial, here is a list of what you have to do to add gadgets onto your blog.


  1. Go to your blog page. You should currently have two gadgets on your blog’s sidebar. They are Followers and Blog Archive.
  2. Click on Design. (You have to be logged in to see this button.)
  3. You should see an outline of your blog’s format. Click on any of the buttons that say Add a Gadget.
  4. You should see a list of all the available gadgets. Let’s choose Blog List. This gadget lists what blog’s you read. Click on the + sign next to this gadget.
  5. Next you can edit what this gadget will look like. I like to call these gadgets blog rolls. You can type that into the title. If you want you can change other aspects as well.
  6. Click on Add a blog to your list.
  7. Type in the url for the website you want to add.
  8. Click Add.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Click on View Blog.

You should see your blog roll on the sidebar. Congratulations! Now you know how to add static and interactive gadgets onto your blog, and how to edit their options.


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