Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter

 

You have written a supertastic blog post and it’s gone live. People are reading it… yay! They are commenting… great!

 

 

Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter

 

 

But then you start to wonder why no one is sharing it on twitter. They don’t want it in their feed, you convince yourself, going back to the drawing board to write something even more exciting that perhaps will be the breakthrough post you need. But wait… the Linky Hosts are asking you to make your posts shareable… where are your buttons they frantically ask? Whatever do they mean you wonder.

 

When was the last time that you checked your settings? Hold on… did you say never? Here is how to make your blog posts more shareable on twitter by adjusting your settings within your blog site builder. Don’t worry, this is a very easy fix that can be done in a couple of minutes.

 

*This tutorial is for those using WordPress. Sorry to anyone who is using another platform!

 

 

Let’s Change Those Settings

 

-First things first, log into your WordPress dashboard. Now look for the ‘Settings’ button in the side menu. Got it? Click it!

 

Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter

 

 

 

-You should now see a list of options in the side menu under ‘Settings’. Look for ‘Sharing’ and click that.

 

Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter

 

 

 

-Have a quick read of the page you have opened called ‘Sharing Settings’. Ignore the first bit and head down to the ‘Sharing Buttons’ section. If your sharing buttons (these appear under your post) are not enabled, then do this now and save, save, save! OK… you are almost done.

 

Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter

 

 

 

-Go down the page a bit more and you will see a box which says ‘Twitter Site Tag’ this is where you need to add in your twitter handle…. i.e. for me this would be @3_LittleButtons. Got it? Save it.

 

Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter

 

 

And that’s it…. you are done.

 

Now, how easy was that? Go check out your blog and you will see that not only do your posts have sharing buttons, but if you click on the all-important Twitter Sharing Button, when it brings up that little pop-up box with the tweet.. it will state via YOU. Perfect.

 

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61 Comments

  1. July 16, 2016 / 10:56 am

    I went and checked mine after reading this and I didn’t even have them activated, how bad is that! I use Sumo Me for my share buttons so I’ve just never bothered, but it can’t hurt to have another right. They are now activated, thank you 🙂
    Debbie
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    • Annette, 3 Little Buttons
      July 17, 2016 / 8:08 am

      Yay, really glad it helped 🙂

  2. July 16, 2016 / 11:40 am

    I’ve just done this. I had the buttons enabled but hadn’t added my Twitter handle. Thank you!

    • Annette, 3 Little Buttons
      July 17, 2016 / 8:09 am

      Fab! I think not having a twitter handle in there can put people off sharing, as you then have to go hunting to find out what the authors handle is. x

  3. July 16, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Brilliant post Annette! I love that you’ve added drawings too – makes it so user friendly! Hope you don’t mind but I’ve added a link to this post to my scheduled #FartGlitter host post as it can make sharing that bit trickier if the right sharing buttons aren’t there. Dawn x

    • Annette, 3 Little Buttons
      July 17, 2016 / 8:10 am

      Thanks Dawn! Honored that you are using it in #FartGlitter, I am doing the same for #DreamTeam xx

      • July 18, 2016 / 8:07 pm

        Thank you for linking this up to #fartglitter lovely! I’ll be linking it up to my host posts from now on! Sending cake x

    • Annette, 3 Little Buttons
      July 17, 2016 / 8:11 am

      Snap.. that was the same for me 🙂

  4. July 17, 2016 / 1:27 am

    Hey Annette, really like how you’ve structured this post. Also love the drawings you’ve added here, they are class, fair play. Can I ask what platform did you use for the drawings? I really like it and want to use it!!
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  5. July 18, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Like this post. Love the drawings. Setting this up in wordpress is so easy. Its people on blogger and using lots of different apps like shareaholic too that are struggling. Its great sharing others people posts, even better when they know about it! #fartglitter
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  6. July 18, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    Great tutorial. I didn’t have my share buttons on for soo long, like over a year! I have them set up properly now and have noticed more people sharing my stuff 🙂 xx #Fartglitter
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  7. July 18, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    It’s lovely to learn things and I’m sure all those who read this and are on wordpress will appreciate this post.#FartGlitter
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  8. July 19, 2016 / 5:20 am

    Fab tutorial! I think people forget that they need to make it as easy as possible for others to share. #dreamteam

  9. July 19, 2016 / 5:37 am

    I was literally following your instructions and checking my website at the same time. SO great, especially with the drawings. Perfect for mummies dummies like me! Thanks for that. It was all good for me, but I am sure it will help many people. #DreamTeam
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  10. July 19, 2016 / 6:10 am

    Thank you so much for posting such a helpful article hun. I am off to check mine is all correct now xx #dreamteam

  11. July 19, 2016 / 6:12 am

    Keep the tips coming! Ours is activated…but still looking for ways to make our blog more ‘sharetastic’ #dreamteam

  12. July 19, 2016 / 6:17 am

    Great advice! I’m such novice when it comes to WordPress I had no idea about these particular settings so I’m off to check mine now. Thanks for sharing.
    Potty Adventures
    #dreamteam

  13. July 19, 2016 / 6:19 am

    So easy to follow and I love your cute illustrations too! Thank you for sharing for #DreamTeam

  14. July 19, 2016 / 6:39 am

    Thanks Annette, I checked mine just to make sure I had it set up correctly. Phew, it’s okay, but I’ll bet there are folks out there who need to make these adjustments. Love the illustrations. #DreamTeam

  15. July 19, 2016 / 7:04 am

    Oh this is such a missed trick by many – someone brought it to my attention recently too! Great post though and I bet many will be thanking you! #DreamTeam

  16. July 19, 2016 / 7:47 am

    Great post – I went and checked my stuff as I followed this and it was so easy to do. This will be so helpful to many bloggers #dreamteam
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  17. July 19, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Thank you so much for this – its great to get easy to use and practical advice for those pesky blogging problems. #DreamTeam
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  18. July 19, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Thanks! Though I was there with Twitter, I hadn’t activated Pinterest which is the latest social media that I’m trying to get to grips with!! Still don’t know my way around the dashboard! #fartglitter
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  19. July 19, 2016 / 10:10 am

    There is absolutely so much to learn with blogging! the list is endless. Thanks for this tutorial #DreamTeam

  20. July 19, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Oh I really wish you could explain every technical issue I have with your amazing drawings – it would make IT stuff a dream 🙂 I shall know who to come to for any future issues. Thank you for sharing – mine are all enabled, but it’s always worth checking and I was surprised because generally I’m crap at this stuff! Alison x #DreamTeam

  21. July 19, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    As a fellow linky host, i too would love People to check they have their handles in their sharing buttons. I contacted my button hosts as I didn’t know how to do it and they helped. Thank you for hosting #DreamTeam

  22. July 19, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I only just sorted this out on my blog last week – I had just gone self-hosted and was a bit lost, but it seems to be working now. Happy sharing! #DreamTeam
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  23. July 19, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Useful info. I only just did this today and hope ive got it right! Thanks for sharing and for the link up! #dreamteam

  24. July 19, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I already had this switched on, but I checked it just to be on the safe side! Thanks! #DreamTeam

  25. July 19, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Thank you!

    I am very new to blogging and had wondered how to do that! You have been a great help. This is my first #DreamTeam link up and it has helped me out lots!

  26. July 20, 2016 / 8:34 am

    This is a fab post – I went and found alternative sharing buttons as I couldn’t find where to add my twitter handle! Thanks for hosting with me x #dreamteam
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  27. July 20, 2016 / 10:46 am

    super useful -thanks for sharing. I had checked mine recently and was all set but it’s amazing how many posts I go to share and there is no tiwtter handle :/ #DreamTeam

  28. July 20, 2016 / 11:39 am

    THANK you so much for sharing this as it came up this week when Justsayingmum wanted to share one of my posts and I was not sure what to do!!! That is fab will be doing it! X #dreamteam Lou at http://www.peppermintcove.com
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  29. July 21, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I love you for this post! Now everything can be shared AND everything will automatically be shared on social media, how amazing! #dreamteam

  30. July 21, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    I finally sstarted to use my twitter account in the last couple days, now to get it working on my site!

  31. July 21, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    Fab how to post! So clearly and simply written and explained. Very handy for new and im sure even some more seasoned bloggers 😉 Emily #DreamTeam

  32. July 23, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Brilliant! If only I had wordpress, I’m off to check my blogger settings right now! #DreamTeam xx

  33. July 26, 2016 / 6:54 am

    I had to double check to make sure mine was showing after reading this. Thankfully I am on a .com site and they did it for me but will need to be something I will have to check when going self hosted!! Thanks for hosting #TheDreamTeam xx
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  34. August 10, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    A very useful tip – I saw another post like this recently from Karen of Two Tiny Hands I think it is uber important to include your handle!

    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime
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  35. October 19, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    This is very useful, my Hubby helps maintain the blog with me and he occasionally posts which is really helpful for me since he is the technology guru in our family! I’d be lost without him and would rely solely on these types of posts. So thank you! Now I can do this myself and surprise him.
    #KCACOLS

  36. October 19, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Luckily mine were already on, but it does help having posts like this as I am sure there are many people who don’t know about this! #KCACOLS #BloggerClubUK
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  37. October 20, 2016 / 9:49 am

    Just checked my settings after reading your post! Really handy guide and reads really clearly for anyone who isn’t tech-savvy! 🙂

    #BloggerClubUk

  38. October 20, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Such a good post for first time bloggers! Easy for those just coming to terms with all the technical jargon
    #bloggersclubUK

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