After including a Rating button on my blog, I decided to experiment a little bit more.
I have read a great many blog posts that rave about the value of social networking and how it can radically increase the number of hits on a blog. And, today I finally decided to take the plunge.
I have signed up on to Digg and am now going to include a Digg button at the bottom of all my posts. In addition, I am also including an “Add This” button that allows readers to bookmark and share blog posts, along with the existing rating button.
All these add-ons mean that there is a lot of clutter. So, reluctantly, I have decided to stop signing off on all my blog posts. Reluctantly, because I have been pretty happy with my signature, and always felt that the signature makes my blog a little bit more personal.
Let’s see where these additional buttons lead to. The Digg button is a little bit more cumbersome because every time I update my blog, I need to manually go to Digg, submit the link, and then add the Digg button here. I would much prefer such activities to be automated. What I do like about Digg is that it is connected with Facebook, so when I submit a link to Digg, I can automatically choose for it to appear on my Facebook wall as well – very similar to TweetDeck, which allows me to post to Twitter and Facebook simultaneously. My lazy self loving this content reuse aspect
Eagerly waiting to see whether subscribing to social networking sites such as Digg and Stumble Upon really make that much of a difference. I do hope that adding these buttons do not reduce the number of comments. After all, it is much easier to click on a button than penning down a few thoughts. Will wait and watch and definitely let you know how it all works out…
If you want to add a Digg button to your blog posts, follow the instructions here:
To add a Share button to your blog, follow the instructions here:
Update: I removed all Digg and Share buttons from my posts after WordPress created an easy option to automate this.