For the past 6 months or so (it could be more – I have a terrible sense of time anymore) I have been including colorful links at the bottom of most of my posts. They appear as a bar of logos/icons – there’s one at the bottom of this article for illustrative and practical purposes. These are links to various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg, Del.icio.us, etc… Here’s how they work: you read my article and think to yourself: “Self, this is pretty cool. I think my friends might like to read it.” If you subscribe to any of these social networking sites, all you need to do is click on the corresponding icon(s), log in (unless you’re already logged in) and follow the instructions to post a link to the article on your page. It’s magic.
Some of you WordPress.com bloggers may want to know: “Hey Har, how do you get those icons at the bottom of the page?” I use a tool called “Get Social”, which you can get here. It’s very simple, and it’s free. Essentially, what you do is copy the post URL into Get Social, and it spits out a code for you to insert in the HTML editor. Quick and easy.