Thursday, April 23, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 24
To be efficient, I have two different free tools at my disposal, and you too can take advantage of them. First is Magenta River Crosspost which only works with Google + but I have found that blogging only works with Google + anyway. With this great little tool you can post anything to your Google + profile and then it will cross-post to three different places for free. I let it do my posting to Facebook (because we all have to post to Facebook don't we?) Twitter (because next to Google + this drives most of my readership) and Tumblr (because I don't have to open Tumblr and look at a million people trying to show me their goodies this way, and get that one or two people a year that can actually read).
The second is one of the oldest ones out there but it still works great, TwitterFeed. TwitterFeed is owned by Bit.Ly the company that really revolutionized the "short" URL when Twitter was in it's infancy. The really great thing about TwitterFeed, is you can use it for however many things you want to feed to, but it only does LinkedIN, Twitter, Facebook and App.NET. That's OK if you are like me and have a Twitter page for your business and one that is personal (it will post to both) and if you have a Facebook Brand page, you can post there as well. App.NET? Eh, I don't get it but I post my stuff there anyway, because I can.
There you go. You now have all the information you need to cross-post to just about everything at one time. What you do with this information it up to you. Have a great day out there in the blogasphere!
This Is Me
I have been bouncing around online for just about 20 years, so I have been there and have done that. It doesn't mean I didn't like it and wouldn't do it again. As most humans, I am a social animal. To be a social animal on the internet it is social media that binds us all together. I prefer Google + and Twitter but have pages on the other ones that I ignore, so you probably should too.
I blog a lot. If you don't like people that blog a lot then I don't know how you got here to begin with. You may want to just move along.
Contrary to popular opinion I hate politics, but have political opinions ..
The easiest way to get under my skin is to apply the "all you talk about is politics" tag. This is a common knee jerk reaction some have when they see something political, and unfortunately I don't hold back sometimes. As a matter of fact, I share more about health, fitness and blogging than politics, which you would know if you weren't busy dismissing me. I actually follow and interact with more people that disagree with me than agree with me politically. The list of "other than politics" seems to be growing everyday and it probably looks a lot like this:
- Blogging (I am a blogger and I blog a lot. Get used to it.)
- Health & Fitness (Avid bodybuilder and diet guru)
- Photography (If I don't know your language now you know why I follow you)
- Android (I love Android, and wouldn't wipe my rear end with an iPhone)
- Humor (If you are funny, I am going to like you)
- Sports (Patriots and Red Sox mostly)
- Music (You'd be surprised how diverse I get here)
- Quotes (I love quotes from historical and hysterical figures)