However, there is a widget god. If you are looking to create an easy and effective widget on a shoestring budget (i.e. no budget), look no further than Gydget.
I made the following widget in less than an hour, with little nohow, and it has already had over 100,000 unique views since launching in June.
Gydget is free and easy, which is music to ones ears if they are a non-developer marketer like myself.
P.S. The peta2 Woof widget is ranked 3rd on top grabbed widgets this week right behind Lil Wayne. That just makes me smile.
P.P.S. Gydget did not pay me to write this. To prove it, I also recommend Sprout Builder for all your widget making needs.