My friend Jeremy Blanton wrote this post today per my request. I would recommend adding this if you are tied in to other social networks out there. I added my own “blog badge” today, which took me about 5-7 minutes to set up!
If you haven’t already subscribed to Jeremy’s blog, I would encourage you to do so. He’s a sharp cookie!
A few months ago I became an addict trying to join every social network there is to connect with past/present/future friends. At the time, the only social network I used was Myspace. So, I began by adding Facebook, Digg, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, Friendfeed, & many more social networks.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, when Activerain added the Twitter Feed Feature, it allowed me the ability to notify my Sphere of Influence automatically whenever I write a new post. This way my posts now have the ability to be viewed on several different networks instantly and effectively.
On the other hand, a few months ago I wanted to add a widget to my blog that gave people visiting my blog the ability to connect with me on the other networks. So, I visited Widgetbox and came across a great tool called Blog Badge. This tool allows others to connect to you through the social network they are comfortable with. I know some of my friends hate facebook, but love myspace, or vice versa.
The Blog Badge gives readers direct connection from all the major networks to connect with you. What I didn’t realize about this widget till just the other day when Jason Crouch asked me to write about the widget I use, is that this widget is now used for more than just connecting with friends on networks. Since I have my blog set to feed to all the different networks, it has become an extended subscribe to my blog button! How cool is that?
So, how do you add the widget to your blog? There are two ways to create your own in just a few minutes. You will need to sign up with widgetbox which takes an entire 30 seconds to do and is free. The first way is to click on the button that says make your own badge at the bottom of my widget on the right side of my blog. That will take you directly to the place to design your own.
Make sure if you do not have a profile on one of the networks that you remove anything in that field and leave it blank. If you don’t it may put a button on your badge to someone else’s profile!!!
Then after everything is registered and filled in it will give you the html code. Copy that html code and go to My Settings on your blog. Insert the code into the blog description box. If you are unfamiliar on how to do this, follow the two screen shots below.
Once you add the code to your blog description, make sure you click the update button! If you don’t click update, your changes will not be saved! After you click save, the badge will be created and stay a part of your blog from now on.
One cool feature of this widget is that when you add another social network to your blog, it automatically updates your badge in all the places you have it posted!
Get started now and set up your badge to allow your readers the ability to subscribe to your blog on the social network of their choice!
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