Several folks emailed me to tell me that they sent me a message using the message widget. I never received the messages. It made me curious. Was the message lost in the tubes at odeo? Or was there another problem.
I did a quick and dirty screencast of how to leave a message using the odeo message widget. Seems like there is a two-step process - you have to submit the message and then click on send. This isn't intitutive .... so this might be another reason why the message widget isn't be used by blog visitors.
This leads me to another point. Test the widgets as if you were a user and make sure the interface is easy to use for them.
Anyway, also wanted to test another alternative to YouTube video hosting. Revver supposedly pays you for content.