So some of you have been wondering how I was able to make an image link on my blog that allows my readers to click on it and it automatically creates a completed Tweet in Twitter account.
It should open up Twitter in a new window with a Tweet about the post already completed. It looks something like this:
Now I looked around on the web for something that would do this more automatically but either, you had to to download something, they were too confusing, or they just didn’t work when your blog is hosted on WordPress.com like mine is.
So once you have copied the above in the bottom of your post there are three things to change:
1. Change @BearmanCartoons to @whatever your twitter name is
2. Change “Creating a Tweet This Blog Link” to the title of your blog post
3. Change the URL link to your specific post from mine of “http://bearmancartoons.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/tweet-this-image/” If you are using wordpress.com there is a permalink url right below the blog title entry box.
Don’t change the last URL which links to the image (I have changed the wrong one before) unless you are using your own image. And depending on the length of your URL, you may need to use a site like http://www.tinyurl.com to make it a workable link with fewer characters.
Let me know if something isn’t clear in the instructions or if you have trouble with any of the links. Would love to know if you find it useful too.
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