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Today I just wanted to do a quick list of the tools that I use to manage my social media that make my life easier and give me less PC time.
1. Next scripts, a plugin for WordPress on my blog that posts to my social media when the posts go live.
I was finding that with everything I was trying to accomplish and to do my 80% others content to the 20% my content ration I was forgetting about my things!
I currently have Facebook and stumbleupon setup to auto posting. The thing I also like about this plugin is that I can change the settings per post as I schedule the posts, because not everything I write, example kids activities and a cookie recipe, is going to go into the Kids tab in stumbleupon.
There is also a paid version of this plugin that does so much more which I really want to get as soon as a certain adsense check arrives! 😉
2. BufferApp, Seriously if you don’t have this most awesomeness of awesome Social Media Tools get it.. like now. (facebook, twitter, G+ pages, Linkedin)
I have been using Buffer for as long as I have had a blog. I had the free version for a while and then I got 2 blogs and upgraded to the paid version with allows more social accounts.
Buffer has also had some awesome features added in the last few months, such a scheduling a post. The default purpose of Buffer if to que up the posts you give it and then post them over the day at what ever times you set up. This works great for doing your morning rounds and adding everything to buffer for the day.
3. Triberr, is basically what it sounds like. There are groups of people in a tribe and we all access each others daily rss feed for reading, commenting and sharing.
I have my twitter account setup with my triberr account for staggered sharing as well. I have joined 2 or 3 groups that are relavant to my niche and share these tribe mates posts via tweets once a day. Like buffer they also have a add now auto post later option.
The shares also tag the accounts of the people who you share so you can retweet them later if you like.
4. The use of Google Drive. Use Google drive for spreadsheets to track your things. It is a bit of a setup but will keep you sane.
I use spreadsheets to track where everything is going in Pinterest. I have gone crazy and have 130 boards!
Somethings I still do manually, like my personal Google+ and Pinning stuff in Pinterest. I haven’t yet found something that I will trust these accounts to for automation.