I’ve been asked a few times now about those neat little pop-up icons which appear at the bottom of each of my posts, which allow you to send a link to particular blog posts of mine out into the wider web.
First of all: they’re very easy to use. If you want to tweet a link to one of my posts, just click on the little Twitter icon and it’ll walk you through the process very quickly, and shorten the link for you automatically too; if you want to link to one of my blog pages on Facebook then again, just click on the Facebook icon and you’ll be whisked away to Facebook Land with the link intact. And so on.
If you would like to add the same icons to your WordPress.org-based blog, it’s easy: it’s the Sexy Bookmarks plugin from Shareaholic. Just search for it from the Plugins section of your control panel, and install it automatically.
If there are any options you’d like me to add to the pop-up list just let me know. I selected the obvious ones, like Twitter, Facebook, Digg and StumbleUpon; but the rest I added because I thought they looked good (I love the one for Squidoo, even though I have no idea what Squidoo is for), and to make sure I had three full lines of icons. It looked so unbalanced before.
Finally, if you use Sexy Bookmarks here and like it, you can use it wherever you are on the internet. Just go to the Shareaholic website and click on the “web browser tools” tab; select the browser you use; and away you go. It’ll install it into your own browser so that you’ll be able to link to your favourite social networking sites with just a click or two. Fabulous stuff.