Guest Post from Author M. S. Fowle


WordPress has allowed me to meet wonderful people. One example is author M. S. Fowle. She not only is a prolific author, but also is proficient in technical skills. 

 Today she has agreed to show us how to add a Twitter Feed to our blogs. Thank you for guest posting here today!

Blogging Tip: Twitter Power!

Let’s face it – just because we’re blogging, it doesn’t mean we always know what we’re doing. A lot of us just learn as we go. But I’m here to tell all you “not-so internet savvy” folks that it’s not as difficult as it looks.

Today, let’s talk Twitter. If you’re on Twitter and you’re blogging, the two should be playing off each other. When you blog, you tweet about it. But you should also make it easier for your blog readers to find you on Twitter. So I’ve provided two helpful visual aids to walk you through it.

The first image will explain how to add a Twitter feed to your blog, by far the easiest way to go about intertwining the two social media worlds.

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Melchelle designs TwitterFeedTutorial_msfowle_2013

The next tutorial will explain how to add clickable links to the sidebar of your blog. Now, to some, this one can seem a bit intimidating. But I will gladly explain a few things in a moment…

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Melchelle designs TextWidgetTutorial_msfowle_2013

I know, I know – you’re looking at that last step, shaking your fist in the air and cursing my name. Please, just simmer down and listen. Have a look at the text below:

<p><a href=”###”>XXX</a></p>

Simply copy and paste that into your “Text Widget” as it is. THEN, open a new window or tab to your social media profile, Twitter for example.

Click and hold to select the link, aka website address, to your profile

Right-click and ‘copy’ your link

Now, select the ### (NOT the quotations) from the text I provided above

Right-click and ‘paste’ in your link

Next, click and hold to select the XXX

Type in Twitter, or Follow Me on Twitter, or whatever you want it to say

Click ‘Save’

DONE!

You can do this again and again, right in the same widget with multiple links, such as Facebook, Linkdin, Goodreads, etc. Wherever you want your readers to find you, you can now give them the ability to do so in one easy click.

So, get to it! Nothing can stop you now! 😉

 To learn more about our Guest Author M. S. Fowle, please visit the links below.

Blog – http://msfowle.wordpress.com/

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/msfowle

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ms_fowle

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  1. Pingback: Blogging Tip: Twitter Power! | M.S. Fowle

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