Monthly Archives: October 2007

On Social Bookmarking Icons…

You’ve seen them. “Digg this post!”, “Save to!”, “Add to Technorati Favorites”. The question is: What’s the best way to utilize them on your blog?

On some blogs, you’ll see a strip of icons like this:

On others (like this one), we use a WordPress plugin called Share This. The plugin reduces icon clutter by stashing all of the social bookmarking links into a hidden <div>. When you click the Share This button, a dropdown menu opens with all of the links. It looks sort of like this:

I’ve been using Share This for awhile now, so I don’t have an overload of those pesky icons, but here’s my question: Is it better to use Share This, or just pick 5-6 social bookmarking icons to include? Share This makes things easier for you to save the current page to all of the major sites, or even through email. The only problem is, it’s less noticeable than having a row of icons. So, which do you think is better? Tell us why in the comments.

Webmaster Articles Blog Carnival – October 1, 2007 Edition

Sorry it’s a day late! After much waiting, here’s the October 1, 2007 edition of the Webmaster Articles Blog Carnival. Submissions for the next edition are now being accepted, and if you’re interested in hosting the next edition, please let me know. InfiniTech will…

What is a Blog?

What is a blog? Can it be defined? I’ve been blogging for about two years, and I still have trouble describing what a blog is. I’m sure most bloggers do as well. However, get this straight: “Blog” does not mean “online journal” (webjournals as…