Quick Blogging Tip

by Robyn on January 26, 2011

I read this as a tweet. “If you have a twitter button on your blog, does it include your name?” No.

I thought about it for a while. Hmmm. Is it necessary? Then I went to my RSS feed and read a few blogs. I love that I can read many of them right in the reader. However, sometimes I like them so much I want to share on twitter with others so I click through to their blog pages. I need the url of the post so I can shrink it down and post it on twitter and share this blogger’s post with everyone. Then the problem arises. I follow them on twitter. But I follow almost 600 people and I don’t have all their twitter handles memorized. So I poke around on their blogs, looking for their twitter button or possibly their twitter name. Rarely do I find their twitter handle, just the button to click to get to their twitter page. I then have two twitter windows open. It gets a bit tedious.

So I’m suggesting adding a name above your buttons. Or like me, add a small paragraph telling who you are. A button is just a button. When clicked one application talks to another application, sometimes opening a new window, sometimes not. When we blog we really want to talk to a person. Person to person. Why not add up in your intro who you are on all those other places. Like I’m @robynski on twitter, or I’m foodchronicles on flickr and even I’m YesRobynski on stumble upon. Now if you are on any of those places you can find me easily when doing a search. Make it easy for everyone to find you too!

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Paula January 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Great tip Robyn, I’m acting on it too! Thank you.

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