The Greatest Gift You Can Give Me Is Sharing My Content!

Thanks all!

I just wanted to let you know (if you were ever wondering… perhaps not…!) that the greatest gift that you can give me as a blogger and author here is to simple tell other people about the free resources that I’ve created for you!

Whether it’s emailing some of the links and/or content to a friend or co-worker, blogging about the changes that you’ve made as a result of some of my tutorials with links back to the helpful post, or even sharing your thoughts about being a TentBlogger offline – it’s all the same to me!

And I seriously appreciate it!

But one of the best (and fastest) ways to bless me is to simply click the Social Sharing icons to the right of this blog post.

As you can see I’ve got tons of options, including the new Google +1 sharing box!

Want the code? It’s quite simple:



You can easily grab the new sharing code here and then make sure to share it publicly via your Google Profile.

Here’s my profile, just so that you can see it in the real:

Sharing Google's +1 Feature!

As you can see you can easily edit and add the tab to make it public:

That was easy...!

The point is that I try my very best (and I don’t have to do too much since the sharing bar is included in the Standard Theme!) to make it as easy as possible for you to share my content and it’s a huge way to support me and the community here!

So, as you guys read and complete each blog post it would be so awesome if you could choose one (or more…!) of the social networks that you use and love and click it to share it the post!

Thanks again guys – I appreciate you!

  • Rob Still

    So you recommend Google +1? I’ll have to check it out. Just tweeted this post “Love me some Tentblogger”. For real. Thanks John.

    • John Saddington

      i’m actually liking it. not sure what the impact will be from an SEO perspective, but it could be significant. it’s just been released so time will tell.

  • Gabe Taviano

    Shared you on Twitter and Facebook just now. Thanks for asking.

    • John Saddington

      thanks gabe!

  • dustin

    Sharing a “Thank you for sharing” post. Love it! :)

    • John Saddington

      ;) thanks dustin!

  • Nathan Creitz

    I wonder if it can be added to a blog.

    • John Saddington

      ooh… hmm. they might add it to jetpack…

  • Moe

    But… I don’t like Google. They are probably tracking what I like and soon destroy all I like and that means you! (sarcasm). :)

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  • Jeremy Myers

    And if anyone is interested, you can have Google Analytics track the Google +1 sharing from your site. Add this to header.php

    • John Saddington


      thanks buddy! that’s awesome!

  • Brian Notess


    • John Saddington

      thanks brian. ;)

  • Brandon

    I totally agree with ya! The best thing as a blogger is to have someone tell others about your content.

    I try to share yours and others whenever I can! Hopefully, mine gets shared as well…

    • John Saddington

      thanks brandon! i really appreciate you being a part of this community!

  • Dustin W. Stout

    Blast it! I’m on a mobile browser, so I can’t use your sharers! I’ll just have to shorten the link myself before I tweet it out.

    I added the Google +1 button to my site yesterday too. I’m skeptical about it’s potential also but we shall see.

    • John Saddington

      we’ll see, right? why not experiment and see how it goes…!

  • Tony Alicea

    Hopefully the Google +1 fairs better than the fustercluck which was Buzz (does anyone still even use that?).

    • John Saddington

      omg. yes… that was such a fail.

  • Kyle Reed

    shared and +1 (if that is a word)

    • John Saddington

      word up.

  • Matthew Snider

    Thanks John, may add it may not. We shall see where Geek for Him ends up now!

    • John Saddington

      where do you think it’s heading…?

      • Matthew Snider

        I am wanting to just be more Geek is all. WordPress is in there but geek for sure. Really need to sit back and think on it.

        • John Saddington

          not the “for him”?

  • Jeff Goins

    I added this to my blog today, too. Mostly for fun and experimental reasons. Like you, I agree that it’ll take time to see what impact it has. Did you see that the Twitter follow button released, too?

    • John Saddington

      i did. i thought about adding it as well but didn’t find the right spot for it yet.

  • Brian Alexander

    I pasted line 2, but I can’t figure out where to paste line 5. Can you give me some help there?

    • John Saddington

      going to put it in lib >> standardtheme.php

      • David Santistevan

        For some reason the google button isn’t centered in my sharing bar, like the others. It’s a little to the left. Any ideas on how to fix that?

        • Brian Alexander

          David, that is also happening on my site. See?

          • David Santistevan

            Yup. Same here. We need @tentblogger to come calm the storm :)

            • John Saddington

              hehe. ;)

  • Brian Alexander

    Might want to put that somewhere in the post. Probably others with the same question.

    Everything is coded nicely and the comments within those files are very organized, I just didn’t know which file to edit.


    Done and done!

    • John Saddington

      cool. good job!

  • Rich Langton

    Hey John – I’m always happy to share your content and resources. I often do, both on and offline. Because when it’s as good as it is here, why wouldn’t you!!??!

    • John Saddington

      thanks so much rich!

  • Phillip Gibb

    Sharing is caring.
    I care for you John, well not really – it’s just your content that I care about :P

    • John Saddington

      ;) haha! i’ll take that at face value…..! ;)

  • Lincoln Parks

    Yes awesome, I need to go implement this on my blog. That’s pretty sweet and the implementation steps are pretty simple. Thanks John.

    • John Saddington

      sure thing lincoln!

  • Josh Weidmann

    Thanks, John. I worked on my side bar and added google because of this post. Thanks for making my blog better all the time!

    appreciate you!

    • John Saddington

      sure thing josh!

  • David | MosaicMercy

    I have always thought the shares on your post here at TentBlogger should be higher. I guess a good strategy is to just ask people to share.

    Still waiting on Digg Digg to come up with the Google + 1 because I don’t have the Standard Theme… yet.

    • John Saddington

      ;) i don’t think the community here is as “plugged” in to social sharing… yet.

  • Dewitt Robinson
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  • Joshua Chase

    Oh awesome! I’m going to set this up today, thanks John!

    • John Saddington

      sure thing joshua!

  • Adam

    Just added it to my blog. Thanks for all you do brother. Much appreciated!

    • John Saddington

      sure thing adam!

  • Jorge Silvestrini

    John – have my not so bright hat today :0(

    Got the code but don’t know where to insert it… Can you guide me? will like to try the Google +…

    • John Saddington


      the instructions are available in my code above… one part goes into the header… the other goes wherever you want it!

      • Kevin Rossen

        Man, I can usually figure this stuff out, but I can’t really find where to put the PlusOne code to make it show up in the Social Bar (or whatever it’s called). I’m using Standard Theme.

        • John Saddington

          you’ll find it in lib >> standardtheme.php

  • Per


    • John Saddington

      ;) sure thing!

  • Julie

    Cool stuff here guys…keep em coming :)

    • John Saddington

      :) sure thing julie!


    I’m only starting out on using social media and not started on the Google +1 thingy yet. Hopefully soon John,. Meanwhile I’ll share your post :)

    • John Saddington

      thanks judy!

  • Dustin W. Stout

    Hey John, just re-read this post and realized that your sidebar orientation has changed from left to right. You might want to make a slight edit to one of your sentences. ;)

    • John Saddington

      oh. thanks for that dustin!