This is not my Gratitude post for September because I am thankful for what happened today. I could post it in the next month’s Gratitude Hop with Vidya Sury, but I can’t wait that long to tell you my story 🙂
It all started with me wanting to add the ‘Click to Tweet’ button on my blog. I had seen it in many blogs on wordpress but didn’t know how to add it to my site. Today, while reading Sid Balachandran’s blog post ‘Slow down and live more’, I tweeted a couple of profound sentences from his brilliant post. This added fuel to fire and I wanted to have this tiny magical ‘click to tweet’ genie on my blog too.
I googled it but was overwhelmed with the onslaught of information. So I did the next best thing, I posted my query on B-A-R facebook page. I tagged Shailaja and Sid, who were already using this tab in their posts.
This was my query on the facebook page of our blogging group, BlogARhythm (B-A-R)
A technical query how do I add the CLICK to TWEET tab in my blog posts for specific quotes or sentences? Sid Balachandran and Shailaja Vishwanath, noticed them on your blogs
Within a few seconds I received a reply from Shailaja and moments later she sent me the link to the plugin.
It’s a plugin, Sulekha. If you are on self-hosted, you should be able to get it easily.
Sid added to the reply by explaining the technical aspects of the plugin.
My question to Sid
I have downloaded the plugin but do I have to put in the code every time I want to tweet a quote or a sentence from my blog posts?
Once it is activated, you will get a little tweet icon button where you usually type your post. Just highlight what you want to tweet and click that.- Sid.
This exchange must have taken only a few minutes but the warmth of our conversation and the feeling of belonging to such a wonderful blogging community stayed with me for a long time. It feels nice when your peers offer their support and help when you ask for the same.
By Sulekha Rawat