You have links to kirtsy, Digg, Del.icio.us, etc. at the bottom of every post. How can I get that on my blog? *UPDATED*

The footer I have at the bottom of the posts here at Blogging Basics 101 is from Feedburner.com. Feedburner is the service I use to distribute my RSS Feeds. It has an option called FeedFlare that allows a blog owner to easily provide links to popular social media outlets (e.g., kirtsy, Digg, del.icio.us, Technorati, etc.) so readers can save, promote, or share any article they’re interested in.

To set up a FeedFlare, you’ll need to first set up your RSS feed through Feedburner.com. They have a Quick Start Guide for all the major blog platforms (Blogger, Typepad, WordPress, MySpace, etc.). Just go to the Guide and click on the link for the platform you use. They also have a Feedburner Help Center to answer any other questions you may have.

Once you’ve set up your feed via Feedburner, click on the Optimize tab for your blog’s feed. On the left sidebar, scroll down until you see FeedFlare. Click it. Then you’ll be directed to a page that shows you all the options you have for your FeedFlare footer. Pick and choose what works for you and your readers, then follow their instructions for installing it on your blog.

UPDATE: To add the kirtsy link to your feedflare, please follow the simple directions at kirtsy. Just scroll down to where it says kirtsy FeedFlare.

2 Responses

  1. Alana February 14, 2008 / 7:45 am

    Thank you. I was able to get this done without much trouble – now I feel official!

  2. NerdMom March 2, 2008 / 12:27 am

    I went through feedburner but they didn’t have the sk*rt one. How do I get that one on my posts?

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