Wednesday, August 21, 2013

#WWoW! Social Plugins to Make Your Blog POP!



This week I'd like to share with you a tool I found nearly a year ago. No, it wasn't brand new. It had been around, but I hadn't had the time to investigate it until that particular moment in time. Okay, that sounds a bit "out there." LOL!  What I meant was I had been so busy trying to get my blogs off the ground and build up a following for all three of my pen names, that I missed this little helpful tidbit.  


I thought it was time to dig out the information again. A few of my friends have inquired about how they could get more traffic to their sites.  I asked them if they had a way for their readers to share their posts easily. A few of them said they did, but only the plug ins that came already preset with their sites. Are you one of those bloggers too? Read on!

Have you visited blogs and found they have multiple buttons for you to share their post or even follow them on various social media sites? Have you wondered how they put them on their sites? Me too. 



AddThis has everything you need to be able to offer hundreds of options for your readers to share your posts and follow you. They explain step by step how to get the buttons you want at the end of each post, or on your side bar of your blog/website.  You can even choose how your buttons will appear from a variety of different graphics.

Have Blogger? WorldPress? Not a problem. AddThis asks you where you will be using the buttons and then tailors each step by step for what you need. It's quite simple.


All you have to do is sign up for an account with AddThis and choose the buttons you want. You can also set it up so you can track how your posts are being shared. 



Get Your Buttons!
Go ahead and try it on your blogs today. I switched all five of my blogs on Blogger in just minutes. Here's the link to one on Sassy Vixen Publishing so you can see what it looks like. If you look at the left sidebar here on this blog, you'll see the social plugins we've added including the orange button with the white cross. That's AddThis at work!

Until next week,
~Tammy


Learn More About Tammy

Tammy Dennings Maggy is a multi-published poet and erotic romance author with Siren and Sassy Vixen Publishing. Her writing explores many facets of romance from ultimate betrayal to finding your soul mate. Her poetry serves as a companion to her novels and has inspired entire series all on their own. Tammy and her alter egos Lia Michaels and Stephanie Ryan make up the core authors at Sassy Vixen Publishing and together they've created the shared world series Temptations Resort. Look for the first books in that series to come out later this year.

Now happily married to her own Muse and soul mate, she continues to live her dream and act as secretary to all her characters demanding to have their stories told.


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