I am sure by now you are more than aware or have picked up from other bloggers how to insert different widgets into your posts. It did take me over a year to actually find out how to add widgets like instagram, pinterest, facebook and twitter into a post. I was very curious but never knew exactly how to search for it because believe you me I didn’t even know they were called ‘widgets’, since I have started blogging I have learnt so many terms it’s funny when I say them to none bloggers they look at me like I just walked back from Mars or some mental institution near by. For those new to blogging or those who have just never ventured out into finding out but have been curious I will show you how to add these widgets into your posts and next time when you feel like sharing a picture which you don’t have a copy of on your desktop and its only either on instagram, facebook, twitter or pinterest see how to share them easily plus encourage engagement and drive traffic to your blog from social media sites
1. Instagram – Go to your instagram page and click on picture you want to include in post. In the bottle right hand corner there those weird dots, hover over it and it will display embed. Click on this, copy the code and paste in HTML part of the blog post. In both blogger and wordpress change view by clicking HTML for blogger and TEXT for wordpress and paste the code. ** Leave space before you start typing anything as if you accidentally type into the code when you continue with your post, the picture won’t display it will appear blank when post is published.**
2. Twitter – Go to your twitter page, create your tweet and post it. Then go to your twitter profile, find the tweet you want to include in post. Click on the tweet and in bottom right click (or if there is picture its usually on top right of picture) on the dots and choose embed code, do same thing as Instagram and you’re set.
What I love about using widgets is that gives people a chance to quickly retweet your tweet if embedded a twitter and for Instagram they could easily like and even follow you Instagram. As bloggers we know its all about making it easy for the readers to follow us on as many social networks also it gives them a chance to notice that you’re active on your social accounts its not just for the follow numbers.
I will be sharing the Facebook and Pinterest tips next week, I hope you found this useful and relevant. If you struggle or need help, I am always on twitter so get in touch or drop me an e-mail.