(Update: The polls now work)
I had always wondered if my use of the social networking links at the bottom of each post was annoying. It’s from a WordPress plugin called “Sexy Bookmarks”. I can choose to have up to about 35 of the most popular social bookmarking sites linked on each post.
But do I really need 35? No… only about 20. Or maybe 15. Would a dozen be too many? My line of reasoning was that it would be nice to have someone share my prose. I decided to be nice in kind and make it easier to do so. I’ve already had a good bump from Digg (I don’t know if it was because someone used the link at the bottom of the post though).
I noticed that the RSS feeds were cluttered with a huge, long list of the same social bookmarks. Ewww.
“Oh well,” I shrugged and didn’t give it much more thought. However, it was recently brought to my attention that it was annoying (Thanks David Mackintosh of the Random Noise blog!). To which I agree.
Let’s put it to the test. Here are two polls that will close on Sunday the 7th at 11:59 PM. Let me know what you think and by next week the changes will be implemented.[poll id=”2″] [poll id=”3″]
Of course, this isn’t addressing the issue of “Which social media links do you want”, but I’ll burn that bridge when we get there. =)
And in a spasm of irony, here’s a bunch of social media bookmarks…