I am just learning - so thanks for the help!
1) Can I use WordPress Plugin in a side bar or would I have to create a whole new page just for subscribing? if I do the latter, I think I'll lose folks.
2) I tried to use the Subscribe2 widget in my side bar and it did not show an input box for the person to give his/her name and email. Did I do something wrong?
Right now I'm using Navayan Subscribe but I'd like to switch if I can get this to work.