Basically, if someone wants to report a problem he / she experiences on your blog, do you think commenting it away is better than contacting you privately? How about if a reader has a personal request to make regarding your blog?
You can think of many other reasons to have a contact form implemented. We have already discussed about implementing a contact form on a blog / website and a few more reasons why you should have one too - How to Add a Contact Form to Your Website with ContactMe. If you still find no reason to add a contact form to your blog, I'd like to invite you to read aforementioned post.
I wouldn't say it's essential to have a contact form on a blog, but having one may work in your favor while leading to many opportunities you may have never expected. Trust me on this :)
Contact Form Widget
Blogger's Contact Form widget allows visitors to contact blog owner behind the blog by entering a name, valid email address and message into the form. The blog owner will receive the message via email to the email address associated with his / her blog.
Let's have a look at the Contact Form widget,
By looking at its interface, you can see how clean and simple it is. Once a reader fill in the form and clicks on Send button, a confirmation message will be displayed to confirm the delivery of the message.
Unfortunately, you can't place this contact form in a separate contact page like we did with ContactMe. But if you have it on the sidebar, readers can contact you from any page in a jiffy. Further, it is not enriched with customization options as you would expect, such as to add / change the default fields or labels. Hopefully, in future.
Would you like to have a simple Contact Form for your blog? It's a few steps away.
1. Go to Blogger Dashboard.
2. Click on your Blog Title.
3. Navigate to Layout tab.
4. Now click on a Add a Gadget link on the layout.
5. Jump to More Gadgets tab in the pop up window.
6. Add Contact Form gadget from the list of gadgets displayed.
7. Enter a title of your preference for your contact form and click Save button.
8. Position your contact form gadget on your layout by dragging it over to where you wanna place it.
9. Now preview your blog for the new contact form you have added.