If you are interesting in adding high level of interactivity to your Blogger Blog, you may consider embedding one of the free chat widgets to your web pages. That will give your visitors an opportunity to discuss in real time the blog content, share ideas, and provide instant comments.
While there are multiple services offering their products to the blog publishers, we will review just few selected.
- Chatroll (http://chatroll.com/)
Chatroll allows adding chat room to your blogger blog with great ease, in matter of minutes. First, go to Chatroll, enter your community’s name in the “Name Your Live Community…” box and click “Create”. Choose a name that fits your blog, and this name will serve as a title for your chat box. It is recommended to invest some time in writing an attractive and detailed description for your chat room purposes, so that people can easily find your new Chatroll community. Detailed instructions on how to embed your new chat room into your Blogger blog are provided here.
Free plan allows chatting in your chat room for up to 10 users simultaneously. Any time, you can upgrade your plan to the payable more features-rich plans, and even utilize the income sharing moneymaking opportunities, offered by the service developers.
- Shoutmix (http://www.shoutmix.com/main/index.php)
Shoutmix is one of the most popular on the market services, adding live chat capabilities to your blog. You will be able to get instant feedback and great user interaction with this shoutbox chat widget. As with most of the chat room widgets, you will have to register your shoutbox widget first. Detailed instructions on how to embed your new chat room into your Blogger blog are provided here.
Basic free account gives you comprehensive set of features and capabilities to start with, like supporting up to 100 users and storing 150 posts in your shoutbox. You can always upgrade to the Premium account, which will cost you $2/month for more capabilities.
- Freeshoutbox (http://www.freeshoutbox.net/)
If you prefer service which is totally free with no free and paid plans, as in most other offerings, you may take a look at Freeshoutbox.net. Integration is fast and simple, and you have multiple (more than 200) templates to choose from in order to match the shoutbox design to your blog structure. Detailed instructions on how to embed your new chat room into your Blogger blog are provided here.
Service is free, with unlimited bandwidth and auto-refresh rate 6/minute, but you will get unobtrusive advertising at the bottom of the widget.