Tweet Your Blog

I’m sure you’ve seen all those people on Twitter who tweet their blog posts, and you’ve probably also seen blogs where they either link to their Twitter account, or show their tweets right there on the page.  How do they do it? How *do* you connect your blog and Twitter?

Here’s how:

Did you know you can do something similar with Facebook?  If you have a Facebook account, and especially if you have a page or group there for your business, you can have your Tweets automatically update your Facebook status, and have your blog content show up there too:

And while I’m offering suggestions on how to single-source updates to multiple platforms, HootSuite will update multiple platforms at one, from just about any device or service!  And Minggl does something similar, but using a Firefox toolbar (love that!).


Keep in mind, however, that you don’t ALWAYS want everything to go everywhere or people might start to think of you as a broken record…  it is true that people tend to stick with their favorite service so they may not see that you posted the same thing across multiple accounts, but if someone is researching you, they certainly will.  And sometimes it’s just a nice thing for those who follow you to get a personalized message about a blog post you wrote.  So, go ahead, automate your social networking life… just don’t forget to add a little bit of your own voice sometimes.

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4 Comments on “ Tweet Your Blog ”

  • Spider Who Sings | December 23rd, 2009 12:55 am

    Hey Kate,
    thanks for this wonderfully simple and informative article. I set thisup in less than 5 minutes. We here at dragon Head music have bookmarked your site and will use it for one of our main reference sites. We will add a link to our site with your permission.
    Iktomi Olowan

  • dhana | May 18th, 2010 9:50 am

    The information was very helpful and I have done as you have instructed. It has been very helpful as i was striving hard and to maintain all social networking sites in one go will get the best traffic for me. Keep up the good job and if you can send some comment on how to drive traffic to blogs please help me.

  • Kate McMillan | July 7th, 2010 11:23 am

    I want to add that I’ve been using hootsuite.com regularly & I love that too – it lets you connect multiple Twitter & Facebook (and other) accounts so that you can update all at once, and schedule into the future. That way you can set aside a time that works for you to create your content, and have the updates go live while you’re busy working on other things!

  • Kristian | October 11th, 2013 11:52 pm

    I agree with the others – a very informative article about how you can connect blogs and Twitter, to reach good results.
    And if you do the integration right, you can save yourself a lot of time.

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