However I am still not sure if a plugin like Share This is useful or not. Will readers make use of it? Is it even bothering readers?
There have been several discussions on sharing options and plugins in the German blogosphere. The consensus has been that most readers will use the bookmarklet of their favourite bookmarking service anyway and won’t click an icon on a blog. Also most people thought that long lists of social bookmarking icons which are often used were looking ugly and annoying.
Though the majority of my readers are from the United States and providing sharing options seems to be more common there. I have been looking for a preferably unobtrusive solution and I think Alex King’s plugin best suits the purpose. The best solution seems to be the one of the New York Times website, though. But I am lacking some skills, I guess.
If anyone feels annoyed by the plugin leave a comment, please. I will consider removing it then.