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Allow your readers to Subscribe to Your Blog on the social Network of their Choice!

A few months ago I became an addict trying to join every social network there is to connect with past/present/future friends.  At the time, the only social network I used was Myspace. So, I began by adding Facebook, Digg, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, Friendfeed, & many more social networks. 

As I wrote a few weeks ago, when Activerain added the Twitter Feed Feature, it allowed me the ability to notify my Sphere of Influence automatically whenever I write a new post.  This way my posts now have the ability to be viewed on several different networks instantly and effectively.

On the other hand, a few months ago I wanted to add a widget to my blog that gave people visiting my blog the ability to connect with me on the other networks.  So, I visited Widgetbox and came across a great tool called Blog Badge.  This tool allows others to connect to you through the social network they are comfortable with.  I know some of my friends hate facebook, but love myspace, or vice versa. 

The Blog Badge gives readers direct connection from all the major networks to connect with you.  What I didn't realize about this widget till just the other day when Jason Crouch asked me to write about the widget I use, is that this widget is now used for more than just connecting with friends on networks.  Since I have my blog set to feed to all the different networks, it has become an extended subscribe to my blog button! How cool is that?

So, how do you add the widget to your blog?  There are two ways to create your own in just a few minutes. You will need to sign up with widgetbox which takes an entire 30 seconds to do and is free.  The first way is to click on the button that says make your own badge at the bottom of my widget on the right side of my blog.  That will take you directly to the place to design your own.

 

Blog Badge

The other way to find this widget is to visit www.widgetbox.com and search for the widget Blog Badge by Mighty Widgets.  You can also click here to go directly to the web page.

Make sure if you do not have a profile on one of the networks that you remove anything in that field and leave it blank. If you don't it may put a button on your badge to someone else's profile!!!

Then after everything is registered and filled in it will give you the html code.  Copy that html code and go to My Settings on your blog.  Insert the code into the blog description box. If you are unfamiliar on how to do this, follow the two screen shots below.

Blog Badge

blog badge

Once you add the code to your blog description, make sure you click the update button!  If you don't click update, your changes will not be saved! After you click save, the badge will be created and stay a part of your blog from now on.

One cool feature of this widget is that when you add another social network to your blog, it automatically updates your badge in all the places you have it posted!

Get started now and set up your badge to allow your readers the ability to subscribe to your blog on the social network of their choice!

 

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Comment balloon 59 commentsJeremy Blanton • November 10 2008 09:13PM

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Jer - Thanks for writing this one, per my request.  :)  I will have my own blog badge today!  I am flagging this post for a feature!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 10 years ago

Thank you thank you for this info -- am getting "on the page/wtih the progrram", and appreciate this kind of post.  

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) about 10 years ago

Jason- glad I could help!

Li- It takes time, hope this post helps you out!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

Cool Jeremy. Thank you for sharing this cool Widget.

Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Jeremy~Missed you at the A|R party...but now that I'm back to the reality of working this crazy thing we call a career, I'll be bookmarking this page to add the Badge to my site. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by LaShawn Norden, REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL (Keller Williams Heritage Realty) about 10 years ago

Jeremy - I love that widget. I had started to do this a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn't signed up on all some of the sites so I put this on my to do list. It's still there... thanks for the reminder. I will have to get it now. ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Thanks Jeremy, I have bookmarked this one!

Posted by Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker (Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals) about 10 years ago

Hopefully if others like this post Jason, they will flag it for feature too!

Rita, glad I could help!

Leslie- don't be scared to do this...takes only a few minutes!

Lashawn- I wanted to come so badly!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

Jer...

This is great information. I've bookmarked the article and will refer to it later when I have time to set it all up. I used your AR to Twitter to FaceBook totorial and it all works great! Thanks for passing on all of this really helpful info!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Jeremy!  I came to this via Jason's re-blog and wanted to tell you what I told him--you are WAAAYY over my head!  If you don't have anything to do one day, I'd love for you to take over my blog and hook me up with all of this!  I'm doing VERY well to maintain three blogs right now--heck, I don't even know what RSS is (I know what it stands for but, what does it get you?!)

You could make alot of $$ helping other agents accomplish all of this!

ARRGH!  ;-)

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 10 years ago

Awesome instructions!  I've just updated my info...thank you for sharing!

Kevin Teeters

Posted by Kevin Teeters, Hickory NC Realtors (Kevin Teeters Realty LLC) about 10 years ago

I'm having a hard time keeping up with you!! Thanks for all the tips!!

Posted by Mandi Perkins (Pioneer Title Agency) about 10 years ago

Very helpful Jeremy.  Thank you so much!  I added it.  KM

Posted by Kristin Moran, San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397 (Owner - RE/MAX Access - KristinMoran@Remax.net) about 10 years ago

Hi Jeremy- Very helpful, but I'm having trouble understanding this sentence: Since I have my blog set to feed to all the different networks, it has become an extended subscribe to my blog button! How cool is that?...That sounds really cool, but is there a central way to get your blog to feed to all these separate sites, or did you have to set the feed up individually?  Am I making sense, it's been a looooong day.  Thanks again for the tips, I'm flaggin this for a feature.  BTW, love the photo you chose for Facebook!

Posted by Matt Moxhay, Moorestown Real Estate (Prudential Fox & Roach) about 10 years ago

Jeremy,

   Great stuff here and I appreciate how easy you make it for us to add it to our blogs. keep the great stuff coming and thanks for sharing!!

Posted by Tony DeLuke, ABR, GRI, SFR (Markley Realty) about 10 years ago

Thanks Jeremy for all of the great tips on adding this widget.

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com (Real Estate One) about 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing this widget, Jeremy! Is there a way to make the buttons larger, more like the MyBlogLog widget? The text and some of the sites are very difficult to read.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) about 10 years ago

thanks Jeremy, this is just too much info for me tonight.  Looking at your sandy blog background, those must be sand crab holes in the sand, right?

Posted by Anonymous about 10 years ago

thanks Jeremy, this is just too much info for me tonight.  Looking at your sandy blog background, those must be sand crab holes in the sand, right?

Posted by Anonymous about 10 years ago

Jer...

And yet another well-deserved GS!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 10 years ago

What a great widget! thanks so much for sharing this.

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) about 10 years ago

I appreciate your informative blogs and the amazing tricks of trade you bring to light. Thanks again for a job blog well done

Posted by James Engel, KW Beverly Hills (Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills) about 10 years ago

You know I saw that on your blog when I read a previous post and couldn't remember which site had it when I wanted to add it this weekend.  Thank you! 

Posted by Connie Betz, Top Omaha Realtor - Omaha Homes for Sale (Keller Williams Greater Omaha) about 10 years ago

Jeremy.. Great information here. I need to go add a link to my blog on other sites.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) about 10 years ago

Jeremy - you certainly are helpful!  Now I just have to find the time to do this on mine, my mothers, her business partner's... etc.  : )

Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) about 10 years ago

Good stuff.  Thanks for sharing this with us. 

Posted by Jeff Root (Root Financial and Insurance Services, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Jeremy... thanks for sharing this... I found this through Jason Crouch, who reblogged this. I need to sign up for a few of these networking communities also. Do you know it this widget will slow down your page though?  Just curious..

jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) about 10 years ago

Thanks Jeremy, once again, for the great info and tools!!  Your explanations make these things so much easier!  I've bookmarked it!

Posted by Amy Salisbury, West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley (Leading Edge Properties) about 10 years ago

Just when I think I've researched all the latest gidgets and gadgets along comes something else!  Bookmarked - and thank you :-)

Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) about 10 years ago

Jer,

Thank you for sharing this widget with the group.  I will be checking it out later today.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Just yesterday I added a feed to my facebook page from activerain.  I want to add Twitter next. Thanks for the information.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 10 years ago

I'm going to bookmark this one and come back to it later when I get a few free minutes to play around with the settings.  Thanks for sharing the info...

Posted by Mike Klijanowicz, Associate Broker @ Cummings & Co. Realtors (Cummings & Co. Realtors) about 10 years ago

Jeremy - thanks for this helpful tutorial. This is a great reminder. I'm so behind the curve on this and I know I have to do what you did, carve out the time and just do it. Smart of you to realize that we each have our own way we like to stay informed.

Posted by Judy Peterson, "Superb Service, Superb Results" (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors ) about 10 years ago

Jeremy, Thanks so much. You alawys write the best tutorials (especially for those like me who NEED step by step instructions. I have slowly begun to vebture out and even started my outside blog with your help. I am on to Face book next 9with the help of my 16 yr. old daughter and any tutorilas I find here! I appreciate your help!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Jeremy,

Good info for new users...I have way too many of these widgets and actually had to remove some because it slowed my PC down when loading. I guess I need to move up with the times:)

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago

good info -- thanks -- like Neal -- i have had to take some widgets off but i am going to make room for this one -- JE

Posted by Jason Ellis (Coastal REO Solutions - Myrtle Beach Short Sales & REO's) about 10 years ago

Jeremy - awesome post ! You just gave me a homework assingnment for tonight or tomorrow.  A great idea.  You even answered my question as I was reading in terms of what happens if you add another social media network to your blog ?  Being that it automatically updates, that is wayyyy cool !

Posted by The Somers Team, Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate. (The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access) about 10 years ago

Thanks Jeremy for more great advice. I've been working on social networking after Brad's post last week. I am finally getting it thanks to members like you on this great network.

Posted by Debbie Small, REALTOR (Long & Foster Realtors) about 10 years ago

Good info, Jeremy!  I too have just recently started joining all of these sites and find it a bit daunting to stay organized on all of them.  It's hard to know which one to devote your time to.

Posted by Kris Kombrink ~ The Kombrink Team (RE/MAX Excels - Chicago's Western Suburbs) about 10 years ago

A great idea!

So far I am signed up for Facebook and LinkedIn - but I have not done much to promote these sites to my clients yet as I am not "using" them yet.

Thank you so much for the quick tutorial - yet another reason why I love the AR community - there is simply so much information that can be exchanged in such a short period of time. :)

Posted by Mark MacKenzie about 10 years ago

Just did it! I thought I did it a while ago but I must not have done the save part.  : } 

 

Posted by Sandra McCarty, Sandy McCarty your Relocation agent for Iowa (Keller Williams ) about 10 years ago

Awesome information, I will go check this out as I'm tired of looking at the one on my page right now. I have seen this on others blogs but not sure how they got it. Time for a change, again thanks !

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago

Well said, why not make it easy for them, though overwhelming choices often deters people with the time commitment involved , just one man's opinoin

Posted by James Wexler (wexzilla.com) about 10 years ago

I need to learn more about this.  Actually I need a business coach to set me up because I am not good at this stuff.....

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) about 10 years ago

Another great tool to use on Active Rain...thanks Jeremy for sharing and teaching!

Posted by Sonja Adams (Samson Proprties) about 10 years ago

COOL COOL COOL! Gonna bookmark and check it out when I have a few minutes to play. (Being the non-techie girl I am). Thanks for sharing the good stuff! GBU~

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) about 10 years ago

Jeremey, as always, you add lots of value. This was very helpful. I bookmarked it. Thank you.

Posted by John March, "Engage, connect, prosper" (Matt 6:33) (Charisma Media Group, LLC) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the post....I may have to reach out to you for help in the future.  Thanks again.

Posted by Casey Joiner, Scenic Sotheby's International Realty (Scenic Sotheby's International Realty www.caseyjoiner.com) about 10 years ago

Hey Jeremy,

I did it!  I actually sat here and read this post instead of just looking and it and saying 'that looks great, I'll do it later' as I usually do.  Whoo, I didn't procrastinate tonight and you give such great step-by-step directions I actually figured it out.  Thanks!

Posted by Jenn Neumann Deer, Surfside Beach Real Estate (RE/MAX Southern Shores) about 10 years ago

Thank you for sharing such an interesting tip!  I've bookmarked it for future reference.  Thanks again!

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, ePro (Realty Associates Florida Properties about 10 years ago

Matt- you need to just set up the feeds on the other sites and it will automatically feed in.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

John- I believe you can go into the edit part and change the size in the html code..not exactly sure. I haven't messed with it.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

Jenn- I am glad you took the time and actually did it!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 10 years ago

THANKS FOR THE GREAT INFO.

Posted by Tina M. Haugen, REALTOR, CFAC, SFR, RRG (Simply Vegas #1 for a Reason) about 10 years ago

Excellent insight Jeremy.  I need to add this widget.  I emailed this one to myself to add as a to-do.  ;)

Posted by Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com (Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale) about 10 years ago

Great Stuff Jeremy - Thanks for the information - I off to get my badge!

Posted by Gwenn Tanvas NMLS# 274839, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE (AMEC Home Loans | NMLS# 150953) about 10 years ago

Wish I had a clue what you are saying....but I had to give up.  Thanks anyhow.....  The link to the widgetbox on AR does not work.  Love to have the FACEBOOK logo, but you lost me.

Posted by TIM MONCRIEF, Over 2,000 homes sold….. (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

Jeremy,

Thank you sir for this information.  I will be adding this widget today to my side bar.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 10 years ago

Jeremy ... thanks for your article Allow your readers to Subscribe to Your Blog on the social Network of their Choice!.  And thanks also for your advice by telephone yesterday.  I am working on getting my blog badge corrected, which now has twitter, and I need to get LinkedIn there.  Thanks again. Harrison

Posted by Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney (HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty) about 10 years ago

Participate