Kim Edwards is writing an article for the Independent Book Publishers Association, and she sent me some interview questions. One of the questions was:
“How can I set up a strategic system or tweet plan where I am not creating more work for myself?”.
This is a great question for me because I just recently started using twitterfeed.
This is a tool that has greatly increased my traffic, (doubled it from the day I started using it!), and saved me so much time.
If you are using Facebook and twitter and Linkedin and not using this tool, run don’t walk to sign up now. Did I mention it is FREE. I would pay to use this.
It does take about 30 minutes to set up correctly.
Well at least it took me that long because I felt a little confused about the feeds and I did not get a confirmation message after filling things in and I kept trying to check it and was not sure how to do that.
Sometimes when I find myself feeling like that online I discovered it pays to leave it and go back. When I checked back later it was all there to see and after I wrote a blog post I checked twitter and Facebook and linkedin, and there they were! I was so excited.
The last few years many of the plugin my clients have used to perform a similar service have stopped working.
Also many of these twitter plugins do not play nice with WordPress, and break things in the themes and cause havoc in other small and irritating ways.
Recently Twitter announced it is asking developers to stop building clients that “mimic or reproduce” its own client experience, said Ryan Sarver, head of the micro-blogging website’s platform team. Read more about this here:
They are trying to bring 3rd party apps back to their own company and this means many fun and helpful tools you may use or be using to make life easier on twitter may stop working. (If they haven’t already).
In the meantime I highly recommend twitterfeed to save time and pull it all together for you so you can keep writing and do what you are “genius” at rather then dreary tasks we all feel like we are suppose to be doing online!
Have a great social media networking tool you are using? Tell me about it. Please leave a comment.