If you're like most bloggers, you're constantly on the lookout for things that can enhance and improve your blog in one way or another. Some deal with the visual and aesthetic aspects of your blog, some are entertainment-based, and some are purely functional. Either way, they're all enhancements.
And this is where widgets come in. A widget is basically a mini-application you can put in your blog that can quickly and easily provide your readers with your page information, extra functionality and even a bit of fun and games.
Enter, Widgetbox. Widgetbox is basically a directory and syndication platform for widgets that can be used on blogs and other web pages. The Widgetbox widgets work with TypePad, WordPress, Blogger and MySpace (and some others) and require no plug-ins. In addition, they're all free to use.
As for widgets in general, some allow people to bookmark your blog via the various bookmarking services on the web, some display photos on your blog, and some let people play games right on your blog or web page.
So far, Widgetbox has eight different categories of widgets: Bligets (your blog as a widget), Blogosphere, Communication, Fun & Games, Interests, Information, Media and Money Makers. I haven't gotten through all the categories yet, but I like what I see so far. It looks like Widgetbox should certainly have a good future.