My last post was read directly (as opposed to reading through Planet feeds) a lot more than usual due to someone sharing it on lobste.rs. Presumably the people who read it that way benefited from reading it and I got a couple of unusually insightful comments from people who don’t usually comment on my blog. The lobste.rs sharing was a win for everyone.
There are a variety of plugins for social media sharing, most of which allow organisations like Facebook to track people who read your blog which is why I haven’t been using them.
Are there good ways of allowing people to easily share your blog posts which work in a reasonable way by not allowing much tracking of users unless they actually want to share content?