Sunday, March 25, 2012

Linking a Business Blog to Social Media via TwitterFeed

Hello everyone. I am working on getting this Myriad blog, Altar Card Artistry (with its shiny new template), properly linked to social media via automatic blog posting. If you would like to learn to do this too, here are the simple steps:

First, you have to have accounts on all three of the big sites: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. So, that is step one. Next, go to Twitter Feed and open an account. Twitter Feed acts as a portal by capturing the outgoing blog feed and sending it on to all three of them after you set up the specs. I don't think that Twitter Feed will post feeds to other places. That's all there is to it. 

When this post is published, in theory, it should automatically post to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I've got my fingers crossed because setting up TwitterFeed seemed too easy to be true. They run a nice, tight ship there and that is a relief after trying to figure the Facebook maze. But, that's a story for another day - maybe. :)

By the way, the picture above, a representation of a social network, is a GIF file. Notice how its background blends perfectly with the white background of this Blogger template? That's because the picture's background is transparent. (The template generates the picture's shadowing effect.) Save your images as GIF's with the transparency box checked if you would like to do this too with some of the pictures that you upload to social networks. As mentioned in my previous post, Gimp for Windows is supposed to be a very good, free photo editing program.

Just a few things that I learned that you might be interested in too. Now, let's just see if this posts automatically or not ...

Take care and I hope that you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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