Twitter, my favorite place. As I have mentioned before, Twitter is an amazing place for connecting and sharing your posts. It can get a little hard if you want to share a lot and don’t want to be sitting on Twitter 24/7. There is an easy way around this, schedule your tweets. There are many different ways you can do this. I have tried a few and I think I like the Buffer app best. I am able to share stuff on Twitter, Facebook and even LinkedIn.
Buffer is really great because I can schedule what I want ahead of time and easily add new items to the list. I have a Buffer App button on my toolbar that I just have to click on to add a new post or website. I can also go to a “Tweet” button and it brings up the Buffer option.
The reason I like this method is because I can spread out my tweets. If I am viewing blogs and find five I really want to share, I can space them out. I don’t have to tweet them all at once. I can spend one day a week planning what I want to tweet about. In addition to my scheduled tweets I can spend some time each day interacting with others on Twitter. I don’t have to schedule these tweets but I can if I want to. I usually don’t when I am interacting with someone else.
Scheduling tweets gives me the freedom to not have to worry about Twitter and Facebook when I am with my family. Since I am able to pick the times I want my stuff posted, I can make sure I have stuff going all day long. I don’t just have to just tweet when I am physically at the computer.
When it comes to making money online, I want to make things as simple as possible. By scheduling tweets I have made it much easier for me to focus on other items such as writing and networking. It is a good feeling knowing my posts are being shared on my schedule without having to do it manually.
Some argue that you shouldn’t schedule tweets because of national emergencies and how it would look if say another 9/11 happened. If this happens, it happens. And it is easy to turn it off in the case of another 9/11. With other events that have happened, I really don’t think life has to stop because they are front page news. And sometimes what is big news in the US is not news in other parts of the world.
I think as long as you are still taking the time to interact with other people, scheduling your tweets or Facebook posts is just fine. It makes life easier and can help you streamline more of your work. I can customize it the way I want and make it work for me.
Do you schedule your tweets and Facebook posts? Do you find it helpful?
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