There are other types of widgets for Google+, but I chose this particular one because I wanted the option of the live feed. Widgets Plus offers a quick and simple way to create your personal Add Me on Google+ widget!
If you do not want to include the update feed on your widget, just uncheck the box. You can also change any of the settings by clicking on Main area settings, Title settings, Name text, Button and Bottom text too. This will give you the option to change colors and text size.