Lately I’ve noticed that some of my favorite blogs embed links within the posts to tweet. For example: How to make your blog more sharable [tweet this]
Go ahead. Click the hyperlink above and see what happens.
Pretty cool, eh?
So I looked at the code and figured out how to do it. I’ve been testing it out on other blogs I write for, and people actually do tweet from inside the posts more frequently. (Don’t even get me started on why I was doing this for other people’s blogs and not my own).
I was very proud of myself.
And then I discovered Click to Tweet. It’s a free service, online, that creates the tweet for you. So all my code busting was for nothing.
Here’s how Click to Tweet works. Go to their website and…
- Write the message you want tweeted in the box. Be sure to include a link back to your blog post (with shortened hyperlink, please)
- Click the “Generate” button to create a custom link.
- Type the text wherever you want it to appear in your blog. Then insert the custom link generated by Click to Tweet into the “tweet this” text.
Then, when someone clicks on the link, the message will be automatically added to their Twitter status box.
And if that’s clear as mud, just go to their website and you’ll figure it out. Seriously. It’s that easy.