Over the weekend, I added a new feature to the blog. See this in the sidebar?
These are the posts I have shared recently in Google Reader. So now, even if you aren’t following me in Google Reader (though if you want to, click here!), you can see some of my favorite recent posts. Kind of like an everyday “Savvy Selections.”
If readers click on a post title, they will be taken directly to the post on the blog it came from. If they click “view all,” they will see everything I have shared in Reader.
Want to add one to your own site?
Step 1. Go into Google Reader and click on “People you follow.”
Step 2. Click on “sharing settings”
Step 3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to where it says “Your shared items page.” Click on “Add a clip to your web site or blog.”
Step 4. Add a title and choose the color and number of items for your widget.
Note: I selected “show item notes” so that readers will see any notes I made when I shared the post. You can also choose to show where the posts came from (“show item sources”), but I felt like both the sources + notes looked too busy for my site.
Step 5. Copy the code you are given and paste it into a text widget on WordPress. Click save and you’re done!
Do you share posts on Google Reader?
And, anyone know how to do this in Blogger?