26 thoughts on “Five Steps to Add Social Sharing Buttons To Your Blog”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I didn’t know about this plugin, and will have a look at it this week. Like yourself, I’m slowly dipping my toes into social media, so sharing golden nuggets like this really help. I really appreciate it.
    The 5 steps are broken down really well and breaks it up to manageable chunks that aren’t overwhelming. I’ll let you know how I get on x

    1. You are welcome, Sarah!

      I’m glad it’s not overwhelming. That was my goal!

      I have put this off so long because I was intimidated.

      Happily, it turns out there was no need to be so 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing. WordPress has so many options, and it is great to learn about each one! Really appreciate how you broke down the steps to try out this feature.

    1. It does, Alison. There are so many plugins, it’s hard to know which to choose.

      My pleasure to break it down into steps. Something like this would have helped me do this much sooner, so I wanted to share it with you all.

      All the best,

  3. I love this post… it is simple yet so informative and specific to social sharing buttons and what to do with them. Very practical and well written. Thank you for the tip.

    1. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it, Vanessa!

      You’re welcome for the tip.

      This week, I will wrap my mind around to what extent I should have a presence on different social media platforms. I hope to have something practical to share on those next week.

      At this point, it seems like I need to be active everywhere all at once, and that is not practical!

      Hope to see you then, too!

  4. Thanks for the step by step instructons. As per usual I haven’t heard of half a dozen social media platforms as you have listed in step two of your list.

    For me – I use a few social media platforms to announce when a new blog post is published – and I do that manually. I have branded myself as @SoapboxBob or some variation on my social media platforms. And while I’ve done not a whole lot with my YouTube channel – it has been around since 2007!
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    1. Hey, Robert!
      I’ll have to checkout your YouTube channel! 2007, wow! That’s a while back!

      I didn’t know many of those platforms, either.
      I think I’ll try a few of the popular ones and stick to those.

      Have a great week!

  5. Hi Nakina,
    It’s so great to see that WP seems to have a plug-in plus free options for almost anything you want to do.

    I am at the beginning stage and have just a FB page and blog, right now exploring further using YouTube, but I also like to be able to use Pinterest.

    I am interested in using RSS feed but need to do more research first.

    Thank you for a great informative post
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    1. You’re welcome, Eleanor!

      I’ve looked a bit into the RSS feed.

      You can manage one with a internet browser extension. There’s one made by Google: RSS Subscription Extension .

      Or get an app such as Feedly, Reeder, or Feedbin.

      There are also some online RSS readers: Feedly, Inoreader, and The Old Reader.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

  6. Hi Nakina,
    Have to say, I love this blog sharing! I just learned another thing today by reading your post. Never had thought of adding this type of button to my posts to get people a little more engaged.
    Will definitely look to using it in the near future! Merci!

    1. Oh, fantastic, Marc!
      I’m interested in seeing if they do increase engagement. I’m sure they will; it is an easy way to reach a broader audience.
      De rien!

  7. Nakina, thank you so much for this great post. That’s really useful information around social media as most people talk about it, but I don’t really know how to actually lay out and share all the different channels. You’ve laid it out very well here. thank you. My only question is you’ve listed quite a long list for social media platforms in my experience three or four or five probably more than you need. What are your thoughts? Do you think we should have as many as you listed or would you say just pick a couple of them?
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    1. Atif, great question!
      Those are the possible platforms available for the plugin I chose.
      I won’t be using that many, by far.

      I’ve heard you should only share on platforms you’re willing to keep up with.

      One thing to keep in mind is we’re dealing with people. So, we need to be able to respond to them or we’re ignoring the people who want our help.

      This is a big concern of mine, since I don’t have any social media presence to speak of. I actually ordered Social Media Sharing for Dummies . (I find those books can be great as quick summaries to find out what I don’t know so I can ask some intelligent questions.)

      I’m going to be taking a look at it this week as well as getting feedback from Glenn regarding how to keep track of all these social media platforms.

      I know Glenn recommends Facebook, Linkedin, and I think X. My plugin recommends to also use Pinterest and Instagram.

      I’ll let you know what I find out.

  8. Hi Nakina! I have been toying with adding Social Sharing Buttons to my blog post and now that I have a few recommendations on Plugins and your 5 steps, I will consider closer. This was a very valuable post for me so, THANK YOU!

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