A few weeks ago I added a ShareThis link to my layout. Sure, I thought, it might not help me get on Digg or Reddit, but it might get me on someone’s blog or Facebook or make it easier for them to email the link to a pal.
Then I was checking my Sitemeter tonight and noticed the biggest influx of StumbleUpon users I’ve ever seen. (StumbleUpon is one of the social networking sites supported by ShareThis).
The StumbleUpon link goes to an entry on the Remington 1740 double barrel pump shotgun, which now redirects to my WordPress URL.
P.S. One of the things I’ve been doing over the Christmas break is redirecting popular URLs from my old MovableType blog to my spiffy new WordPress blog. The most popular and most-commented posts, along with the category pages now redirect to the WordPress blog.