Instead of switching, I decided to customize via widgets. By appending bits of simple code to my blog I could pretty much customize to my heart's content. Below are my favorite blog widgets - don't worry, I won't add them all.
- Meebo Me - allows you to create a chat box on your blog giving you the opportunity to converse with visitors (I don't have any visitors so don't need at this time)
- Tag-board - Allows you to add a real-time chat board to your blog so you can talke to visitors (agian, no visitors so not applicable)
- Twitter - Add your Twitter stream to you blog - allow people to follow you
- Share on Facebook - allows your readers to share items from you blog on Facebook
- Add This - The popular social bookmarking button is available for Blogger accounts
- Google Search - Add AJAX powered by Google Search so people can search your blog and the web (only three posts so far so don't need search functionality)
- Popular Posts- takes a look at your comments and generates a list of which posts had the most conversation.
- ShareThis - extremely customizable. Choose if you want it for social bookmarking, users emailing your posts etc.
- Shout List Icons - generate icons for over 30 social sites your blog can be added to.
- Tag/Label Cloud - ability to install a traditional tag cloud in your sidebar so people can track what you write about most.
- SocialFeed - miniature lifestreaming widget that broadcasts your activities on social sites such as Twitter, StumbleUpon, Last.fm etc.
- Flickr - generate an HTML or Flash based badge of your photo stream and share images with guests.
Would love to know what you have come across and what your favorites are.