I read a lot of blogs and I share a lot of blog posts. I love Google Reader and I am always interested in finding ways to use it more effectively and efficiently to read and share blog posts.
Whenever I comment on a post, the next step I like to take for most is to tweet it to my followers. I also generally include the blogger’s Twitter handle in that tweet. Some blogs, however, still don’t have social sharing buttons, or maybe they do have a tweet button but it doesn’t put their Twitter handle in the tweet.
And worse, on some sites, you have to search long and hard, or even resort to Google search to find that blog’s Twitter.
So I do the Twitter hunt once, and it’s when I subscribe to the blog. Then I rename the blog subscription as the blog owner’s Twitter, hence why all of the subscriptions you can see in the screenshot earlier are @username. That way, when I go to tweet a post, I have their Twitter username right where I can find it quickly.
The hardest most time consuming part is the research required to make this change. As I come across a post I want to share, I am slowly renaming my feed subscriptions. It has been a tremendous help and time saver.
Follow me on Twitter to keep up on the content I share. My Twitter handle is @kallumwilkes.