One way to make your blog stand out from among the thousands on the net is to make it different. That's easy to say but the question is how to make it different. Of course the content and design are important but some bells and whistles can definitely make your visitors sit up and take note. I am talking about Widgets.
One fun Widget I just came across is the 'I Rate My Day' widget. This widget allows you to share your feelings with visitors to you blog.
Right now they are running the "IRateMyDay Contest!". Winners stand to win a Microsoft Zune media player. Check out their site for more info.