Since I started this blog, I have been looking for ways to make it more appealing. Though I always claim that this blog is just an outlet for the many thoughts that pass through my (relatively empty) brain through the day, there is no denying that I do get a lot of pleasure looking at the number of people who visit my blog.
So, I try to put in a new post the moment I see my page-views falling. Also, I put the blog on Facebook and Buzz, forcing it upon my friends(who, by the way make up 95% of my blog's viewers). And I look for ways that the random people who visit my blog by accident share the blog with their friends. Hence, I added the buttons for easy sharing of the blog contents to my blog.
But as luck would have it, my blog's page-views did not go up appreciably. Instead of accepting the fact that I write rather poorly, I decided to blame the poor visibility of the default quick-share buttons. I asked a few people (those who hardly look at my blog) whether they could see the quick-share buttons or not. The answer was that the buttons were hardly visible. (That the content of the blog was not visible either is a different matter:)
So, the solution: To add share buttons on my own, and I decide their shape and size. I hope that these are visible to people. The drawback: They show the number of people who shared/liked the post. That number sure is going to be zero anyway.
Go on, be mean, do not share my posts.