How to create a 'Tweet This' code in your blog post.
People often say that you need a call to action on your blog post. I know I've said it in my post 7 crucial steps you should be taking before you publish your post.
There are quite a few call to actions you can add to your blog post, but today I especially want to tell you about how you can add one particular one. Yep, you guessed it from my title - How you can create a tweet this code within your blog post!
There are a few different ways you can do this. There is the actual Click to Tweet plugin for Wordpress users, but for those of you who use a different platform, you can add it using a link; So let's go ahead and do it!
First things first, you'll want to go to the Click to Tweet website. Once you're there, you'll need to sign in using your Twitter account. It's completely free, so you won't need to worry about whipping out that credit card of yours. Signing in with your Twitter account will allow click to tweet to track your tweets you've created for your blog posts.
The next step will be to write and create the tweet you want people to share. Think about a quote that matches the message your trying to say, or an important step you need to take that has to do with your post, or maybe you just want to share the title of your blog.
Click to Tweets are the same as regular tweets - you only have 140 characters to play with, so make sure that your tweet is relatively short enough to share and includes your link to your blog post.
Once your tweet is all done, click the "Generate new Link" button.
The next step is to determine whether you want your click to tweet to include a photo or only contain a link. If you want the photo to be included, browse through the ones off to the right side. The code for the photo will be added to the rest. You'll also want to make sure that you're checking he box that says "open link in new window when clicked".
Copy the entire embed code to your clip board.
Add that code to your blog post. I'm not 100% sure how it works with Wordpress, but I do believe that I remember seeing a code area where you can see all of your post in html format (at the top right corner of your blog post area).
If you're using Squarespace like me, click the little grey bubble where you want your Click to Tweet link to be, then scroll to the "More" section and click on the code block.
Once you've got your code block open, paste your text in it.
Between the /> and </a> section at the end, you can choose to write the sentence you chose to "tweet". In my example, I chose to Tweet "My Click to Tweet is better than yours!", so I chose to write that between the area.
Your tweet should look something similar to this:
If you want to have it centered, add <center> before the code, and </center> after the code. It should look a little something like this afterwards: