I am in the process of redesigning my blog (cathyscholl.wordpress.com) and turning it into a website with an attached blog, using Fusion theme.
I am playing around with a test site at nagababas.wordpress.com.
Fusion has the option of having no sidebar or footer.
When I am finished most pages will have "website" content vs "blog" content so I think it may look unprofessional (crappy?) to have "blog" footers on each page, at the bottom of my photo galleries, etc. Ideally I would like to have ONE FOOTER on the blog page ONLY and no sidebars...at the moment this is not an option so I am wondering whether or not I need a footer on my site at all.
I am questioning the importance of widgets and would like to hear about your experience with them. Are widgets absolutely essential for a blog? Which ones can't you live without?
Here's what I am thinking...
I already have a link to twitter under Contact info so I don't necessarily need a text widget to "follow me on twitter."
Instead of a blogroll widget I could have blogs and other links on their own page.
I would like a subscription by email option. That's the only widget that seems essential to me.
Other than that I have only used categories and archives widgets.
I don't care about showing last comments, most read posts or any of that other stuff.
Is there something I am missing as far as the "need" for widgets? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Please keep in mind that the nagababas blog is just a test site I am playing around with! Thank you.
The blog I need help with is nagababas.wordpress.com.