When I read a good post, I like to inform the writer that I liked it. LIKE buttons allow me to do this with little effort.
Sometimes I like to comment on the post, so I do. But I’ll tell you, some blogs make me jump through hoops to get that comment added. A few make me do it twice. There’s one blog I never comment on anymore because I have no idea how to get it right the first time. It is frustrating to write a comment only to have it disappear without a trace while I am answering math questions or figuring out those wavy letters to let the host know I am not a robot.
I believe I’m not the only one having issues with that particular blog set up. I rarely see comments on it. When I say rarely, I mean one in every ten posts. There’s not even a LIKE button for me to let the writer know I enjoyed the post.
Another thing I like to do if I really like the post and feel others will benefit from it, is share it on Twitter. That blue bird icon does this for me in one click. I love it.
But not all sites have this tweeting button. I know WordPress blogs have the option to add this, but I see many new blogs that are void of the blue bird. I’ve spoken with a few, and they didn’t know how to add it. So, here’s a lesson for everyone using WordPress.
Go to your WordPress DASHBOARD, choose SETTINGS, then SHARING. You’ll see the screen below that contains the Sharing Buttons. Under Available Services are all the buttons you can use on your blog to allow others to share your pages and posts.
To add the Twitter share button to your posts, just drag and drop it into the Enabled Services section. That’s it.
Whoops. That’s not all. You have to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the blue button that states: Save Changes.
Now you’re done, and anyone who reads your posts and wants to share it with the world can do so quickly and easily.
Happy Tweeting. Happy Sharing.