You have written a supertastic blog post and it’s gone live. People are reading it… yay! They are commenting… great!
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!
-You should now see a list of options in the side menu under ‘Settings’. Look for ‘Sharing’ and click that.
-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.
-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.
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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