I finally found a Tweet This add-on for blogger that does everything I want it to including automatically shortening the page URL.
I had looked all over and tried several options but they either required tweeters to log in even if they were already logged in or they did not include any text or they were not blog entry specific or they had vague instructions like “put this code where you want it to show up” or they failed to shorten the URL and came up too long or they plain just didn’t work.
Blogger Buster to the rescue – Amanda has just released her version and like all her add-ons it was simple, easy to follow, practical and worked! If you are already logged in it goes straight to your Twitter home page, it comes up with a shortened URL, a recommendation/explanation and the title of the blog entry you are wanting to tweet.
The only thing I changed was where she had “I’m reading: ” I extended it to read “I’m reading MandM’s:” and I changed where she suggested it should sit (style preference) and I added a space after “Tweet This! ” in the last line of the code.