Friday, May 30, 2014

Auto-Tweet Your Blog Posts with Twitterfeed!

I've used the website IFTTT.com (If This Then That) for years to automate many things online but just found a super easy way to auto-Tweet my Virtual Voyage blog posts to the #gcisdvv hashtag.  It's a free website called Twitterfeed.com.  

Here's how to set it up:
  1. Go to http://twitterfeed.com and create an account.
  2. You'll get an email to confirm your address.  Click the link and you'll be taken through a step by step process to setup your blog Tweets.
  3. Type your blog name and paste your blog URL.  (Click the "test rss feed" button to be sure it's the right feed address).
  4. Click the "Advanced Settings" link to expand the window.
  5. Scroll through the options and change 2 things:
    • Change the "Post Content" choice to "Title Only"  
    • Enter #gcisdvv in the "Post Suffix" box.  This will automatically add the hashtag after the blog post title in the Tweet.  
  6. Click "Continue to Step 2"
  7. Choose Twitter and authenticate your Twitter account.
  8. Click "Create Service"
  9. Click "All Done"
Now anytime you write a post on your Virtual Voyage blog, it will automatically be Tweeted to #gcisdvv within 30 minutes!  How cool is that?



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