Like many people working on blogs, I would love it if I had a little more views and a larger readership. One way that might help is to get some visibility on the Social Bookmarking sites like Digg, Delicious and Facebook. There are some great tools and plug-ins to help your readers submit your blog, post or web page to these services. The only problem is that these tools are plugins for standalone WordPress sites.
I did find a few helpful articles that had some suggestions and even a template to get html that can be added at the bottom of the post (in html view mode). Here is a good article regarding that: link. It is a really helpful article, but ultimately they ask that you use a find\replace in a text file. There had to be a better way.
I put in some time the last 2 nights and came up with the following. It allows you to enter your blog title and url and then create the html code automatically to be copy and pasted into the html editor of your blog. Of course this means you have to publish your blog to get the url, generate your Social Bookmark html and then edit your post by adding that code… I never said it was a perfect solution.
Here is an updated link to the new and improved version: Social Bookmark Creator
It is a good start… if I were to invest more time in it I would want to add:
- More Social Sites
- Select only the services you want
- Variations of the icons
Click here to give it a try and reply to this post if you have any feedback.