How to Easily Install a Click to Tweet in a Welcome Email

By: | November 24, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , |

Click to Tweet is a promotional tool for #bloggersBusy bloggers find ways to cut time off blogging tasks.

Busy bloggers become productive bloggers when they find ways to cut corners.

Busy bloggers don’t have egos since they accept help when and where they can.

Wouldn’t it be great if you can get your own readers to help you promote your blog for you?

You can get your current subscribers to get you additional blog subscribers.

I have invited my guest Tom Southern here to explain how you can do just that.

My recent post 71 Awesome Tips That Will Make Your Blog Successful contained tips from veteran bloggers. Two bloggers echoed each other’s advice by suggesting you put a Click to Tweet in a welcome Email.

Therefore, the way to get your subscribers to help you get new subscribers has two steps.

Step One: Send a Welcome Email

You get notice someone follows your blog.

It is a thrill, an adrenaline rush. It is exciting. Someone has enough faith in you to have your posts go into their Email box. They have enough faith in you to read your posts on a regular basis confident you are not wasting their time.

Their Email comes in with their comment. Assuming they have commented, or you have some other way of knowing their Email, compose a short letter welcoming them to your blog.

Do you offer any incentives for subscribing to your blog? Perhaps you can attach it to their Email and send it to them.

One of my incentives is access to our blog’s exclusive group Pinterest board. This is where I will let my new subscribers know I’ve invited them. (If you are subscribed to this blog and would like to pin to our Community Pinterest board, please let me know in the comments section.)

Whatever you write, this is your chance to forge a connection, a bond. Blogging is about relationships. Sending that welcome Email is your first step toward connecting.

Step Two: Install a Click to Tweet in a Welcome Email

Every Tuesday, I feature a guest blogger. Today’s guest is blogger Tom Southern who has generously taken his time to prepare the screenshots for this tutorial.

Step 1: Go to your Email provider. Click “Compose” or “New” and start composing your Email.


Step 2: Highlight the text that you want your new subscriber to Tweet. (Note: Tom uses  Aweber Email Marketing, but any Email provider will do.)

Click to Tweet helps #bloggers

Step 3: Go to Click to Tweet and log in with your Twitter account information.


Step 4: Paste the highlighted text. Be sure to include via and your Twitter handle.

Click to Tweet helps #bloggers.


Step 5: Click Generate Basic Link.

Step 6: Copy the link.

Click to Tweet helps #bloggers


Step 7: Return to your Email. Type what you want the Tweet to say. Then click the link.

Click to Tweet is a great tool for #bloggers.


Step 8: When you are prompted to enter the URL for the link, paste the link you got at Click to Tweet.

Click to Tweet is a #blogging tools


Step 9: Test the link. It should work!

Click to Tweet helps with #blog promotion.


The Value

Sending out the welcome Email results in a pyramid effect. Your subscriber in essence is telling everyone who follows them on Twitter your blog is a good one to subscribe to. The Band Wagon Effect in psychology says that because the person they follow on Twitter subscribes to your blog, they will want to subscribe to your blog too.

Even if they don’t, they may retweet your link providing you even more promotion. The person who subscribed to your blog has credibility in the eyes of their followers. They may want to retweet your message.

They had enough faith in them to follow them on Twitter. Therefore, the people they follow will have enough credibility that when they tweet your link for you, their followers will already have buy-in that yours is a good blog to read.


Millions of blogs exist on the Internet. Getting your followers to help you in the welcome Email enables you to stand out. You will strengthen a connection with a new subscriber and get help with your blog promotion.

Readers, before you go write your welcome Emails and embed a link from Click to Tweet, please share this, so other bloggers know the value and the instructions for putting a Click to Tweet in a welcome Email.

Readers, do you already put Click to Tweet in your welcome Emails? Do you find it helps with your blog promotion? Do you put Click to Tweet in your posts? Do you feel it is effective? I look forward to your views.

After your comment, please go visit Tom Southern over at He went to a great deal of effort for us today by preparing these screenshots. Let’s go show him some blog love and visit his site.

Related Post:

How You Can Use Your Blog Readers to Get More Blog Readers

The Ultimate Guide to Blog Promotion



  1. Tom Southern

    Hi Janice, thank-you so much for inviting me to share this information on how to include a Click-to-Tweet in your welcome message to email subscribers. It’s great to be here and I’m looking forward to meeting your readers and – please feel free everyone to ask me any questions on “tweetables”, email list building or emails in general.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Tom,
      Question for you:
      On the screenshots, you wrote and drew arrows in red. What program did you use?
      I generally use Paint, but that didn’t look like Paint. Thanks for the screenshot tips!

      • Tom Southern

        Hi Janice,

        I use Paint too. Always have. It’s quick and simple although on big fonts, lines, it does look a bit uneven, it works for most things. I also use Paint to edit images too.


        • Janice Wald

          What did you use for the screenshots for my article? It doesn’t look like Paint

          • Tom Southern

            Yup, it’s Paint. I copied each screenshot into Paint then used one of the brush options with a thickish line width to draw the arrows and used the “box” option, also with a thickish line width option, to draw the boxes.


  2. Sue Coletta

    I always use Click to Tweet in my posts, but not in my newsletter. I will now, though. I like the idea of a welcome email IF I could automate it. Sadly, I don’t have the time to send individual emails to everyone who subscribes, but I do see the potential. The only thing I question is taking someone’s email who only left a comment on your site. If they haven’t actually signed up to follow, isn’t that a bit dishonest? Daily I get slammed with emails, and many send me emails that I haven’t followed. This irritates me, by filling up my inbox. On an average day I get between 100 – 150 emails. It’s insane! At the same time I feel bad about unsubscribing, even though I never subscribed in the first place. Crazy. What are your thoughts on this?

    • Tom Southern

      Hi Sue,

      If you use an email list service provider like Mailchip or Aweber, also known as an Autoresponder, for example, you can send people emails without spending a lot of time. Just the time it takes to write the emails in the first place and enter them into your Autoresponder.

      No, I wouldn’t recommend emailing anyone who hasn’t give you permission to by subscribing to your email list, or to receive notifications of replies to your blog comments.

      Thanks for your comment, Sue.


      • Sue Coletta

        Thanks, Tom! I do use Mail Chimp, but not for notifications of new posts, only for my newsletter. So, are you saying I should connect it to my blog? I use jetpack for new blog posts, and it works for me. Hmm…you’ve given me much to think about. You wouldn’t happen to have a link on the pros and cons of switching over, would you? Have a happy Thanksgiving!

        • Tom Southern

          Hi Sue,

          I use Aweber and they have a Blog Broadcast and Broadcast option for sending out news about new blog posts to list members. Not sure if Mailchip has a similar option. If not, perhaps you could include a link to your latest posts in your newsletter’s signature. Here’s one link re: pros and cons, you might find useful. It’s by Ryan Hanley:

          Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Hope you have a great day.

          • Janice Wald

            Great ideas Tom, thank you!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sue,
      You are right. I would not want you or anyone to do something unethical.
      People have three ways of subscribing to my blog:, Email subscriber, or through MailChimp.
      The latter two enables me to see their Email and mail them a welcome Email. Thanks to Tom, I can now include a Click to Tweet in it.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Sue,
      I heard MailChimp charges $10.00 to send out automated Emails per month. I would prefer to save the $10.00 and send them out myself, but then I get really behind on sending them out.

    • Janice Wald

      I thought so too, especially thanks to Tom’s amazing screenshots. He not only provided them, did you see how he wrote on them in a bright color as well? I couldn’t do it until I saw his screenshots.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debby,
      Thanks for writing. I really needed the instructions. I kept copying the code when I was at Click to Tweet. Once I saw the screenshots, I could see what I needed to copy and include a Click to Tweet in an Email successfully.

  3. GiGi Eats

    I rarely do CLICK TO TWEET because I hate twitter, LOL!!! But I think I need to start liking it more because I know it can be just as powerful as Facebook and other social media sites!

    • Tom Southern

      Hi GiGi,

      I’m a Twitter fan myself. I recommend it over Facebook for some bloggers, especially for getting to know other bloggers. I’d definitely suggest you try it out.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gigi,
      Thank you so much for the visit and writing us (Tom and me). Great to see you here!
      I think the Twitter-using community is all in shock since Twitter stopped sharing their social share counts.
      That said, my Twitter referral traffic fluctuates. Perhaps now that Tom has taught me how to insert a Click to Tweet in a welcome Email, it will increase. I also forget to install them in my blog posts. I guess I need a post it note to remind me. Thanks again for writing.

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