Your twitter button is driving me crazy. I won’t share your post if you don’t fix your twitter button and include your @username. You might think this is little and has no importance at all but think again.
So you put your social media sharing button of Facebook, Tweeter, Google+, Linkedin, and Pinterest. Your friends and fans come to read your post. And they want to share your post. But you forgot to put your @username on your twitter button, and so how do you know your posts are getting shared unless you have that @username?
If you don’t care about your posts not being shared, that’s fine. But most of us like to engage and want our posts to be shared and go viral on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, and Pinterest.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about it is this one…
When I click my twitter button, it pops up this window showing the title of my post and the shortcut URL besides the @angeld0ve. That’s the ONE I’m telling you. Your twitter username. You need that at the end of the URL. This way you know who is sharing your post, so you can thank them later.
I think it’s very considerate and polite to always thank the people who shares your posts, no matter how many times they do it. I think people always appreciate to be thanked for. Don’t you agree?
For me, that is not the reason why I won’t share your post…
The main reason is, I don’t have a lot of time hunting for your username. Normally after I read your post, I will leave you a comment, then I will share your post on Twitter…
…if I don’t see the username at the end, I end up hunting and searching the ID on your blog. Sometimes it’s on the right hand side at the top of your post. Sometimes it’s way on the bottom. And although this doesn’t sound like it takes a lot of time to do, I tell you it is time consuming. You’re not the only one I’m reading in a day. And there are tons of these blogs waiting to be read…and the extra time of me hunting your ID drive me nuts! And so I won’t do it anymore. A simple thing like including your username on Twitter, why can’t you do it? Specially if you are an old timer.
If you are a new blogger I can understand you do not know about this.
Sometimes, I would leave a comment regarding your missing username on that twitter button. But sometimes, I have no idea if you have it. And so after me leaving you a comment, I’m ready to tweet your post. BUT…your username is missing!!!!!!! Uuugghh!!!!! *slaps forehead* So what would I do? I would leave a second comment telling you to include your username. But then after that you did nothing and completely ignored me.
If I’m not a regular commentator of your blog, that’s fine. I will read your post, leave a comment and if you didn’t have your twitter username, I just leave it *as is* and I won’t share your post.
If you want to learn how to put your username keep reading
I am using AddThis Share plugin. To add your @username do this:
Dashboard > Settings > AddThis Share > Advance > Display Options
When you are on the Display Options section, on that “Twitter via:” window enter your username without the @ symbol. Save it and you’re done! It’s that simple. You’ll save a lot of headache.
..and if you have Jetpack installed click here and learn how to put your @username on your Twitter button. I wrote a step-by-step instruction to make it easier for you. That’s about it.
NOTE: I wasn’t going to write a new post about this because Adrienne just shared her post here: Why Your Social Sharing Buttons Drive Me Nuts. But then not everyone at Adrienne’s are my friends. We have different friends and so might as well. I hope you find this beneficial to your blog.