Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Facebook and Twitter Sharing Capability Now Enabled for All Posts and Pages on My Blog

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Finally! I tried about a month ago to do this but ran into some snags (I think it is because I had my Blogger Editor set on the old editor program or method). So I jumped through a few hoops today, tried it again, played around with settings, to get it right, and alas! now readers may share any and all of my free writings on Facebook or Twitter with a quick click of the mouse. That amounts to 2500+ posts and 50+ topical index web pages. I hope you do share them far and wide, because this helps me sell books and continue doing my apologetics work (in service to you) full-time.

For each post, on the upper left will be both the Facebook and Twitter buttons or logos / icons. Just click on either one to transfer a link to the post or web page over to your Facebook or Twitter page. That's all there is to it! The Twitter sharing button also includes the URL shortener, so it can fit into the quite limited maximum character requirement of Twitter. This is the feature most helpful to me as I share my own stuff onto my Twitter page.

If you are trying to do the same thing, here are the Facebook and Twitter share button instruction pages I used to set up my blog for this capacity. I'm only moderately skilled with regard to computers and setting up of blogs and web pages. If I could figure it out, so can you.

I also have the Odiogo "Listen Now" feature for all current posts (those on my current front page on my blog), near the Facebook and Twitter share buttons. This allows you to hear a computer voice audio recording of the post. For older posts it doesn't work. That "gizmo" has been there for a while. I don't know how many people ever use it, but it's there, anyway.
I hope the sharing feature will make my blog more convenient for Facebook and Twitter folks. Please share my writing all you like. That helps me (exposure, leading to more book sales, so I can pay my bills, as a full-time apologist with a home-schooled family of six), and hopefully can be some help to people seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith and other issues that I write about.

As always, thanks for reading (I deeply appreciate it), and may God abundantly bless you.

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