Jul 032017
 

In my last post, I mentioned that I have used RSS feed readers to keep up with #blogjune in the past,  first Google Reader, then on its demise I used feedly . In the last couple of years, though, I just added a column to my Tweetdeck app and displayed any post for the #blogjune hashtag.

The “slurp ’em up via Twitter” method, of course, presumes that everyone who was blogging for #blogjune was tweeting out a link to the post, with the right hashtag.

For the Blogging each Monday activity, I think we are going with #glamblogweekly.

Most #blogjune people were auto-tweeting their post URL and the hashtag , but just in case you are unsure how to do this, here are a few ways:

  1. If you are weird and retro old-skool like me, you use something really, really old. From day one I set up my RSS feed through Feedburner (back when it was its own company, not just a small outpost of Google). The logic was that if I want to change the platform for my blog then everyone would still be subscribed using the same RSS feed. Was very useful when I moved from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress .  Anyhow, Feedburner has an option to “publicise” and I have this set up to auto-post to Twitter and to add whatever category I have assigned the post. Interestingly, when I went in search of more information to provide links, it revealed that the service shutdown on 3 December 2012, so I seem to be using some beyond-the-grave functionality to connect to Twitter… Spooky
  2. Self-hosted WordPress has an inbuilt “Share” function under the “Settings” menu (which I think is related to the Jetpack plugin being activated).
  3. If using a hosted blog at WordPress.com there is a Publicize function to allow you to automatically share your posts and add a hashtag on Twitter.
  4. Y0u could use dlvr.it 
  5. You could use If This Then That 

The image used in this post shows the first few IFTTT applets for WordPress.com. There are hundreds and hundreds. My “to do” list for the last 3?? years has included “play more with IFTTT”, so I am hoping to do this in the next few months and maybe share what I find as a Monday post.

 

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