How Social Are You?

January 24, 2008 by Kailani  
Filed under blogging

In my quest to be more active with the social bookmarking sites, I’ve decided to explore Twitter. I even set-up my account to send/receive updates via my mobile phone. Who knows what I’ll see as I’m walking down the street! If you’re on Twitter, let me know so I can stalk follow you. Thanks to Leanne, I’ve also installed twhirl so I can periodically check updates on my desktop. It’s a pretty cool application. It’s like having a group IM party! We should all sign-up so we can chat away in live time! Wouldn’t that be cool? Do you Twitter?

Also, as you may have noticed I’ve added those social icons on the bottom of my posts by using a plugin called Slashdigglicious. Thanks to Psychicgeek for the info. Please feel free to click on any of those tiny buggers that you belong to.

Finally, I installed the Socialize Me plugin which is suppose to help connect with those people who are visiting my blog through a social bookmarking site. When they stop by they’ll see a message that says “Hi, thanks for the visit! Kailani’s on StumbleUpon, too!â€? with a link to my profile. I’m not sure if this is helpful or annoying. Let me know what you think.

That’s it for now. Let me know if there’s anything that works for you!

Featured Comment by Stacey of JameeForever: “What is this twitter? Do I need it? Will it help me lose weight?”

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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21 Responses to “How Social Are You?”
  1. 1
    Grace says:

    Sadly, I can’t access twitter from the UAE. I would have loved to check it out!

    I am with stumbleupon and sk*rt, that’s all. I need to get out of my cave more. :-)

    Grace’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #28

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  2. 2
    Dana says:

    I’m afraid I don’t have time to be any more “social” than I already am. But, I’m Ok with that :)

    Dana’s last blog post..Nighty Night Brandon

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  3. 3
    Pamela says:

    I don’t even know what they are. Really. I just don’t have the energy. at least I think that is it.

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  4. 4
    Christine says:

    I have a similar plugin for first time visitors to subscribe. I haven’t activated it, because I’m not sure how annoying that would be. If it’s only one time, it’s viewed, then it wouldn’t be a problem. The first time I saw a message like that, it kind of surprised me. I don’t know what do you think?

    Christine’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen- 13 Things That Keep Me Busy

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    Rob says:

    Problogger.net had a good post today (Jan 23) on the “9 benefits of Twitter”. After reading it I decided to give it a try. I haven’t linked it to my phone yet…but I do have it running on my blog. So far so good! I think it may be a good way for me to make my blog more personal.

    P.S. An Island Life is great!

    Aloha,
    Rob from Beat of Hawaii

    Rob’s last blog post..Make Your Own Aloha Shirt

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  6. 6
    Lucy says:

    Thanks for the link to twhirl, which looks great. I’ve signed up to Twitter, but really haven’t worked out how to use it effectively (or at all!). Must try harder …

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  7. 7
    tracey says:

    Ok, does it mark me as reallllly old that I have no clue what you just said?

    tracey’s last blog post..Life under a magnifying glass…

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  8. 8
    Kristen says:

    Hey Sweetie,

    I am now following you on Twitter. Send me your handle on other social sites like Digg, Mixx, Propeller etc so we can connect.
    Cheers
    SMM

    Kristen’s last blog post..Just What Is The Digg Crew Recommending?

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  9. 9
    Courtney says:

    I have a twitter account, HiTechMomma, but haven’t really used it yet. It’s sound like fun.

    Courtney’s last blog post..Thursday 13 – Edition #7 – Things My Daughter Did Today

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    Thrifty Karen says:

    I use Digg and Stumble Upon. That seems to be all I have time for. I’m willing to try Twitter though.

    Thrifty Karen’s last blog post..A great way to stop junk mail

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    Karen (Pediascribe) says:

    I’ve had a Twitter account for quite some time, but never used it. I finally started using it the other day to follow WhyMommy’s surgical/recovery experience.

    So I’m there now…..I’m ohiominnie :)

    Karen (Pediascribe)’s last blog post..WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?

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  12. 12
    Ginny says:

    I just added you to what I’m following. I have twitter for a bit, but I barely use it. My user id is momof2dancers

    Ginny’s last blog post..Sick

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  13. 13
    Dee says:

    I have no clue what the heck all that is, I guess I’ll have to read about it and check it all out. Well my dear I’m off to Hawaii early tomorrow, be looking for me, here are the places I will be at….Boots and Kimos, swap meet, zippys kaneohe, L and L, Kaneohe bakery for long johns, Pake’s…. Queens Hospital….almost forgot that one. North Shore to visit relatives and the Shrimp truck. Kailua beach…..wow I may need more than 7 days huh?

    Dee’s last blog post..Off to Hawaii……….don’t hate me!

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  14. 14
    Jenny says:

    Oh nifty. I have one saved on my memory stick called social something. LOL I plan on using it sometime in the somewhat maybe near future.

    Jenny’s last blog post..Bubble Trip: Must Watch!!

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    witchypoo says:

    I’ve been checking to see if you had installed this. I get a fair amount of Stumbles that way, but I bossily instruct my readers to vote or subscribe or Stumble. Just part of my charm…

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Ask witchypoo: The meaning of life

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    Stacey says:

    what is this twitter? Do I need it? Will it help me lose weight?

    Stacey’s last blog post..A Bumper Sticker I Could Use….

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  17. 17
    Alice says:

    i just got twitter not too long ago – maybe a week or two at most. i’m enjoying it although i haven’t really seen any increase to traffic on my site because of it. however, it is a lot of fun and a good way to get around international text messaging rates to my friends in canada. lol. it’s good fun. i’ve set mine to follow your twitters. i’m japayuki on there.

    Alice’s last blog post..What went wrong with something once so good?

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  18. 18
    Sparky Duck says:

    Im all over this stalker stuff

    Sparky Duck’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #60-The Kucinich One

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    Tiffany says:

    I am on Stumble Upon, Technoratti, and Digg. I have not done a lot with them. I am still trying to figure them out.

    Tiffany’s last blog post..Tagged for 5

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    Danny Douglass says:

    I have two posts about about social bookmarking utilities for your blog. The first is a custom control written in ASP.NET/C# and the second is a service provided by AddThis.

    http://dannydouglass.com/post/2008/01/Add-Social-Bookmarking-Links-To-Your-Blog.aspx

    http://dannydouglass.com/post/2008/01/Social-Bookmarking-RSS-Feed-Widget.aspx

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    digitalscrap says:

    Found a link to your blog on sk*rt, just wanted to say hi & commend you on your truly unique blog! Ill be visiting often :)

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