In the “just so ya know” department, I’ve stumbled across a couple of neat little applications that add some social media flavor to this blog. If you’re a social media maven, you’ll appreciate the addition of TwitThis and I’ll appreciate your ability to use it. If you’re a blogger, then using the CommentLuv application should make you an even happier camper. Ultimately what’s it all about is reader appreciation coupled with my efforts to make it easier to get the word out about my blog and what I write.
TwitThis makes it easier for anyone using Twitter to share Down the Writer’s Path blog and/or a specific blog post. It’s as simple as clicking on the button. Obviously for me the more easily I can help readers get the word out the better.
CommentLuv is a neat application for any reader who blogs or has a website. Since I’ve enabled CommentLuv on this blog, any reader who is signed up with CommentLuv can have a notice about their site or one of their blog posts appear automatically at the end of their comment. Why would I want to do that? Well, I’m hoping it will encourage more reader participation in the comments section. I like the idea of a notice about my last blog post appearing whenever I leave comments on other sites so I figure other bloggers and writers will appreciate the same. Here’s a copy of my comment CommentLuv signature from yesterday:
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At the end of each post in the footer, you’ll also find the green “Share this” button that allows you to take advantage of about 20 social media sites including FACEBOOK. The net gain of both of these is increased traffic. Increased traffic equals a potentially larger readership. And a readership, any readership, is what it’s all about when you write because the process isn’t complete until the writing has been read and, hopefully, digested.
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!