There are many Twitter apps available to enhance your Twitter experience and make it easier to tweet, follow conversations, and so on. However, there is one Twitter app that is absolutely essential for bloggers who want to boost traffic -- TwitThis.
What is TwitThis?
TwitThis is a simple link (text or an image) that you can add to the bottom of your blog posts. It works just like the common "Share This" buttons that encourage blog readers to click them to share the URL to that post instantly in Digg, StumbleUpon, or other popular social bookmarking sites. However, TwitThis instantly allows anyone who clicks it to share the link to the specific blog post they're reading through their Twitter profile.
What Makes TwitThis so Great?
TwitThis is great for a couple of reasons. First, with the click of the mouse, your blog's readers can immediately share your posts that they like with everyone who follows them on Twitter! Second, TwitThis uses TinyURL.com to automatically shorten the URL, so there are no extra steps. Your readers don't have to spend time trying to shorten the URL. Instead, they can simply click the TwitThis button (or text link, if you choose), log into their Twitter account (if they're not already logged in), add a brief description (if they choose), and post their tweet. It's that easy!
It's Easy to Add TwitThis to Your Blog
To add TwitThis to your blog, you can copy and paste the HTML code into your blog's template. If you're not comfortable with doing that, and you use Wordpress.org, you can use the TwitThis plugin! You can even use TwitThis if you blog with Blogger.com. Check out this page on the TwitThis site for all the details about getting TwitThis to work on your blog. There is even a TwitThis bookmarklet you can add to your browser toolbar, so you can tweet any page you enjoy at any time with a simple click of the mouse.
If you don't already have a TwitThis button or link at the end of your blog posts, you should add one. It's such an easy way to encourage sharing of your posts and to boost blog traffic.