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Are You Sharing?

Do you read many blogs?

Are you an active blogger?

Do you share posts with your contacts?

I used to spend hours pasting URLs to various websites to sent my content to various sites and connections. The reason for doing this was to get as much exposure for my blog post as possible or to share a really good blog post that I felt would benefit my connections and ultimately raise my profile.

Then I discovered the β€œShare” button at the end of most job posts and discovered I could share content fast and effortlessly.

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Greg is a Social Media trainer and workshop facilitator with the Digital Marketing Institute. He has also delivered lectures and short courses for leading organisations including SureSkills, and The Michael Smurfit Business School. Greg also works with the Ahain Group as a Social Business Consultant. He believes that in order to make social media work for your business you must have a clear business goal, a clearly defined strategy and make sure that everything you do is measureable. Specialities include: Social Media Training | Personal Branding |Social Business Consultancy | Social Strategy Workshops | Interview Techniques | Psychometric Profiling | LinkedIn Training | Facebook Training | Twitter Training | Blogging | Online Video and You Tube Training | Emerging Social Media (Pinterest, Foursquare, Instagram, Google+ etc.) More information at: and

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  • I’m still surprised at the amount of people that either don’t use the button or are not aware of it. As you said Greg, it makes it extremely easy to share content.
    As far as I’m aware though, the “share this” button has its complications for developers to actually locate it in a desired spot within a page. That’s why sometimes it’s hidden and therefore people miss it.

  • Hi Greg, I use it and then some. As you say, It’s very very easy to use. Let’s share people! πŸ™‚

  • What a great little treat – thanks for pointing it out, and so eloquently also!!

  • Anonymous

    Many thanks Fred, Niall and Elaine for your comments. Appreciated as ever. Have a super week.

  • Now how can I not share this? It’s good to be reminded to click that ‘Share’ button. πŸ™‚ I’m more of a Retweet Button user so here goes!@wchingyaSocial/Blogging Tracker

  • Hi Greg. I know that I started like you. Cut and paste, cut and paste. The share button is magical πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Appreciate the kind words. Thanks for sharing;)

  • Anonymous

    Cheers Barney!

  • Anonymous

    Nice post and video Greg. I find the Share button great and use it quite often on the Bloggertone site.

    Here’s another way in which I share.

    Google Reader is a tool that I use heavily to follow content on the internet. I subscribe to many blogs and sites and I use Google Reader to keep up with them on a daily basis. Google Reader has it’s own Share button, and what I really like about this feature is that it creates an automatic website for me which contains all of the Google Reader items that I share. So you can go over now to and see my shared items page. I’ve actually just linked this to a new twitter profile (using TwitterFeed), which you can find at I’m still playing around with this concept at the moment, so I haven’t fed it into my primary Twitter profile.

    Increasingly I think viewing the items that people share, will become an important way of finding valuable information, which is becoming more difficult as information overload increases. I’ve recently started follow Google Shared Item Profiles from such Social Media Thought Leaders as Chris Brogan, Louis Gray, Christopher Penn, Neville Hobson etc. and I find now that after looking at updates from what I call my primary sites e.g. Bloggertone and Mashable, I’m looking at what items these guys are sharing. I can even go so far to see which articles are being shared by more than one person in that list, and this indicates that perhaps it’s worth spending time on them, rather than skimming.

    Anyway I can smell a Bloggertone post coming from this. I might even do a screencast to demonstrate.

    Thanks again for the post.

  • Thanks Ben, glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Niall,nnThank you for including my webinar! I deeply appreciate your generosity!

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