The web, and blogs in particular, are all about sharing. Social bookmarking and networking sites are all about putting a human touch on the gargantuan sea of information and opinion available on the web. You’ve certainly already heard of Digg, del.icio.us and Facebook, but the list doesn’t stop there.
One way to increase visits to your blog is to make it easy for people to use their preferred social bookmarking and networking sites to share what they found there with others (i.e. your blog posts).
So how do you do this? Well, you have to insert a good amount of html code in the blog post that you want to promote. It’s a pretty daunting and time-consuming task… unless of course there’s someone out there who maybe has made it easy to do…
You’ll download a simple word template, a bit of “find and replace” then a bit of “copy and paste” and hey! you’ve got a great presentation of the major social bookmarking and networking sites in your blog posts. It looks like this:
As Running through rain advises, there is probably no need to add these shortcuts to every post you put up but it’s a good thing for those that you consider relatively important.
A big thanks from Wandering electrons, who quite enjoy running through rain!