Social Media Sharing Part 2

Not to long ago, I was a member of a beta social media sharing site called tribber. I wrote a post about what I learned about sharing social media from my short time there. A lot of that post has to do with the points that were overwhelming to me, and some of the people I interact with on Twitter. However, I also stated that I realized how beneficial sharing is to growing a strong and organic social media following that relates to you as a person, and not just an image on the screen or feed that they follow. Whatever social platform it may be Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Stumble Upon, or Pinterest people will choose to follow you and continue to follow you if you are posting something that you believe they may find interesting or valuable. I’m sure you have heard it a million times over, “content is king”. It is true no matter what you are doing. I’m going to continue to focus on Twitter at this time, and show you another way I have found to share quality content without overwhelming your followers.

Enter the Buffer appBuffer app, social media sharing, twitter apps

What is Buffer?

Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule tweets. Work out all your tweets at one point in time during the day. Then fill up your Buffer with your tweets and Buffer schedules them for you. Simply keep that Buffer topped up and you will then be tweeting consistently all day round, all week long.

So far, I am really liking the features of this app. It is really simple to add blogger’s posts or articles as I read them via a bookmarklet, browser extension, or the Android app. The only thing I would like more is if it was able to pull the blogger, writer, or sites twitter handle to the tweet. Thankfully, you can edit texts before adding them to your dashboard if you happen to know the handle already. You can also edit posts inside your dashboard too, as well as, rearranging the posting order. I would also like if they would work with su.pr to shorten links as another option. However, that is a little thing that I’ll touch on at some other time. You can also choose what days you want to tweet. I’ve chosen to pause my feed for the weekend, so I can collect posts for the next week. Also, my twitter feed is usually a little quieter during the weekend. I’m assuming yours is probably the same.social media, twitter

Buffer than sends the tweets out at optimal times during the day. This supposedly doubles your clicks and retweets. I don’t have enough background on this for my account to verify, but I have seen an increase in my Klout (social media) score. I guess that is a good enough judge of the results so far.

A few benefits that Buffer has over Tribber

  • You select exactly what you want to share, without hurting the feelings of any of your “tribe members” by manually selecting what posts to your social media outlet. (You can post to Facebook too, however, I’ve chosen not to do so)
  • You also have more control over when tweets will post and at what frequency. I know you can edit some of that with Tribber, but not exactly enough for my liking.
  • You aren’t in a “niche tribe”, so you are not likely to be ignored because you are posting the same thing your followers have already seen posted by others they follow. This was bound to happen with the amount of overlapping social media outlets have in the fashion/style/beauty blog community.
  • You are not “pimping” yourself out to promote things you haven’t given your personal brand approval.
  • There are a few twitter feeds that I have seen that are completely Tribber fed without a single personal tweet from the blogger. You are being followed for a reason. Let your followers get to know you, and you should get to know them. Your Buffer is empty until you put something in it to post.

Let me know if you sign up for Buffer for your social media sharing, and how you like it.

One Response to Social Media Sharing Part 2

  1. This is very interesting. The buzz about Triberr seems to have come down some now. Not as many people talking about it.
    I enjoyed learning about Buffer. I may need to try it!
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