Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Blog Friendly Share!

The other day I got a great suggestion from Richa-
"get a nice share button on your blog posts which has your Twitter handle embedded easier to share around then."

She posted her comment after reading my Post- I Can Go Far For My Love!

After getting expert feedback, I had to follow her advice as I felt I must go far for my Blog!

Richa suggested Shareaholic buttons.

Thanks to Richa, I did a bit of long-pending & postponed research on Google about share buttons!

I have been planning a makeover for my Blog, but it is always in wishful-thinking stage!

Time is the major factor. When I have no time to write all what I plan to write for my Blog, revamping by adding widgets and a new template always gets postponed!

I remembered that I had been planning to write to Namrata as I loved her Blog's new look.
She had even shared her experience in her post- I Moved From Wordpress To Blogger, while for most Bloggers the shift is the other way round.

When I wrote to her, Namrata responded immediately.

This is what she replied:

"Ummm, you will have to copy and paste the code of sharing buttons from some website.

You may seek help out of these websites:

1.) http://www.problogtricks.com/2013/10/social-share-buttons-with-counter-blogger.html
2.) http://upcity.com/blog/2013/10/how-to-add-social-media-share-buttons-to-your-blog-or-website/

There are widgets which can be used:

1.) http://www.atozbuzz.com/2012/08/cool-social-media-sharing-touch-me.html 
(this is for share buttons)
2.) http://www.bloggeryard.com/2013/10/horizontal-social-buttons-bar-for-blogger.html

Try them. :) I hope you would find it useful.
"

I read all the pages that Namrata had shared.

I have used one of the codes now - Cool Social Media Sharing Touch-Me Widget

Cool Social Media Sharing Touch Me Widget

As I am not using FaceBook, I successfully updated the code to remove the FB button & link & added the widget to my Blog. 


Now it works just fine, customized for my interest! 
Note- We have to update our links - RSS, G+ & Twitter in the given places.

Also, I realized that this widget is to enable readers to subscribe to, add or follow us in the said Social Media Sites. 

For readers to share our content, I did some more research.

I found that many sites needed us to save the code in the HTML view of our Template. 

The following impressed me as we can apply the change in the Layout view by adding a new gadget & HTML code.

1. How to Add social sharing media button below every Blog Post (http://ask9ja.blogspot.in)

2. How to add Beautiful Style Social Media share button to Blogger (http://www.allmoneyideal.com)


Do check these sites that have such detailed info with all step/instructions.
Makes the process easy & simple!

I must thank all the awesome friends here who are a constant source of info & guidance & ensure that we learn and grow. I feel blessed.

Thanks a lot!

Now looking for additional info - any Blog friendly tips that you can share to make Blogs more user-friendly.

Any suggestions?
Please share!

Blog Friendly Share most welcome!
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26 comments:

  1. Good learning for me as well. Thanks for sharing all the info. Much appreciated.

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    1. Thanks Jayanta.
      We are all learning everyday. Learning is easy & interesting when everyone shares! :)

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  2. I tried using shareohlic but it just doesn't work on my blog...so I used add this and another standalone twitter button...But I also want there to be a section for facebooks comments but unable to add that...

    Nice informative article Anita...

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    1. Thanks Naba.
      I will update some more links that I found after searching on Google. Lots of sites to help!

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  3. What about the buttons that are already present. We've to add them separately? I'm stillnew to this :(

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    1. Blogger already has some buttons, but those are tiny. These Share buttons look so attractive :)
      Ask me! Even I am so new! I just focus on writing my Posts and not on all these details. But, I realize that these are so important. Better to start making a fresh focus now :)

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    2. True I didn't really pay attention to it too. :/ will do soon hopefully!

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    3. Yes, this is the case with most of us! Either we are ignorant or lack time or willingness to invest on research or revamp :)

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  4. It is a good decision to include social media share buttons on your website. And I am very happy that I could be of some help to you. You are always welcome. :)

    Thanks for sharing about me. I feel so loved and honored. :D Hugs!!!

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    1. Thanks Namrata for all your help :)
      Helping is caring & Sharing is caring too :)
      Hugs :D

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  5. Blogspot has its own share buttons, no?
    Anyway this too looks good.

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    1. Yes, Blogger does have, Indrani.
      But, these are so colorful & interactive! Brighten up the look of our Blog :)
      Thing is we are so busy writing Posts that we have no time for all this! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot. Glad you found it informative. :)

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  7. Good initiative Anita, actually I was writing a new blog post yesterday night only and I put this point as a major thing to optimize the blog post for search engines. After all these days social signals are considered badly by Google.

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    1. Thanks Alok. Yes, you have shared a lot of info about SEO. The average Blogger is generally interested only to express...we are yet to learn lots of info...

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  8. Informative one... I am so busy with shifting house and other things...Missing all blogposts these days..:(

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    1. Preethi, Take care. Best wishes for a safe & happy house-shifting. :)

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  9. Nice sharing widget.I need that widget where FB likes are counted.

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    1. Yes, this widget counts the FB likes. You can try it...

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  10. She told me too! And thanks to you, I also added it!

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    1. Red, This is as per current info. Will share if I find anything better.
      Realized that Twitter share does not give our Twitter handle here...

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  11. Far better one than blogspot have. The color changing and icons looks good...Thanks for sharing this Anita :)

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    1. Thanks Akrati. Glad you found this nice.
      I will share info if I find better buttons :)

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  12. Hi Anita. Nice to know that you included social media buttons on your site. This will help you get more reach for sure. Why don't you try Myeffecto. Its a new way to express how your blog post is, using emoticons. I am sure that not everyone would like to share what they read. Even I would say hardly 10% shares what they read. But providing the users an easy way to express their feeling after reading your blog post will be a nice idea. Think of it and let me know your thoughts.

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    1. Will check it out, Krishna. Thanks for sharing :)
      What is your suggestion for the Social Media share. Which widget are you using?

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