Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Share blogs and sites for discussion and voting

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've set up a site that will allow you to share your favourite blog posts, websites, forum discussions and... well, anything! Not only can you share it to a single site that everyone can access, but you can discuss it, and vote positively or negatively for it, driving it up or down in popularity.

Reddit for Eve Bloggers

Instructions:
  1. Bookmark the site in your browser, so that you can visit it often.

  2. Register to join the site if you want to share links. You need an account to do so.



  3. Create a 'bookmarklet' for your web browser. This sits in your Links or Bookmarks toolbar and allows you to quickly submit new pages.

    In Firefox:
    click and drag this link to your Bookmarks toolbar: Evebloggers Reddit.

    In Internet Explorer:
    right-click onEvebloggers Reddit then choose "Add to Favorites" and add to the "Links" folder.

    In Safari:
    click and dragEvebloggers Redditto your bookmark bar.

  4. You can right-click on your bookmarklet and select Properties to edit the name if you don't like 'Evebloggers Reddit'.

  5. Now every time you find a webpage that you want to share to the other Eve bloggers and interested visitors for discussion and voting, just click on the bookmarklet. You will be taken to a page that already has the important URL and title.


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  6. In the image above, you can see a red circle around 'text'. Click on this to add a description if you want.


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  7. Fill out the 'captcha' letters to prove you're human, and then click on Submit.



  8. Once you've submitted it, there will be a new entry in the What's New -> new section.



  9. Enjoy sharing and discussing and voting!

    You vote by clicking on the up or down arrow to show your pleasure or displeasure with whatever you've shared, or what someone else has shared.



If you have any questions, please ask them in the Comments below. I'd be happy to help you.

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