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Social Media tools every blogger should try

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As a blogger, Social Media is king. Or Queen. Or whatever you fancy calling it. Without it how would you get word about your new post or maintain your social online visibility. I have those days where I forget to push out my new blog post to my platforms leaving me wondering why my traffic wasn’t as good as it could be. Social media scheduling tools are becoming a go-to tool for keeping us organised and on top of all the social media platforms. Trust me - all your favourite bloggers will schedule stuff in some form so using these sneaky websites it'll save you time, worry and the faff of having to remember to do it on the go!

Buffer:

Totally free, Smart, Simple and easy to use! I use Buffer to schedule a lot of my “hey, i’ve got a new blog post” tweets. It’s such a useful and helpful tool because it can push message to all my social platforms at once. I have my Twitter and Facebook which is helpful as I barely use my own Facebook let alone my blog one. Oops! I like that it has a stagger tool so you can set a virtual timetable/calendar of when you want your tweets to go out and they’ll push automatically. Great if you preplan your content. If you use one tool from this guide then definitely try this one! This also has a really handy little iPhone app which is really useful on the go!

Hootsuite:

Hootsuite is probably the most popular professional social media tool out there. It’s a little more business focused than Buffer as it has a deeper metrics and techy stuff compared to the latter. I find it a little harder to use but it does provide such  deep array of information for anyone wanting to know some nerdy stats about their tweets!

IFTTT:

This is a website that I’ve recently dissevered and I love it. IFTTT's tagline is "make the Internet work for you", which is exactly what it does. By using "recipes" you can make connections between different social platforms and post things in different places. For example - Ever since Instagram and Twitter fell out it’s bothered me you can’t see images from Instagram in your timeline. I use this recipe to push my Instagram images to my twitter using native twitter images. Now whenever I post on Instagram IFTTT automatically uploads my Instagram image to my twitter feed so people can see it directly. It’s really worth looking around the recipe section for ones that will work for you. This Youtube your Blogs Facebook page is handy as well as this one which pushes a RSS feed to Twitter.

dlvr.it

Speaking of pushing RSS to Twitter feeds then you could use dlvr.it. Here you can set up"deliveries" in which you can push your blog's RSS feed straight to your networks. So it'll check your RSS feed constantly looking for new posts and whenever a new one goes live it'll send out an update straight out your social media. Here you can stylise your post's content to include things like hashtags (I use #bbloggers for my beauty blog) and how you want the tweet to be styled (post name, title, body text). It's also free to use and very fool proof to set up. All you need is your blogs RSS feed and your accounts connected! 

57 comments

  1. Great post, I've used hoot suite in the past but it currently won't work for me so I've not been scheduling anything. I shall check out the other apps so hanks for that :)

    Liza | Glambeautys Beauty & Fashion Blog | YouTube | Glambambini Family & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Really interesting post! I haven't tried out any of the scheduling apps yet, but I find that social media can be great to discover lots of new blogs to read!
    Emma xo Wallflower Wardrobe

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  3. Just need for such post, I have to manage several social profile every day, It help me a lot to go one step ahead..thanks from http://uniqueofsheffield.co.uk/ | Hairdressers Sheffield

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  4. I need to try some of these out....although I think I should start with buffer first as the others sound a bit complicated for me!

    http://vodkaandaroe.blogpost.co.uk

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  5. Checking these out now! thank you


    http://alexinwanderlust.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. I was literally just thinking yesterday how on earth you managed to post your instagram photos to twitter! Definitely gonna be using that tip, thanks for sharing :)
    xx

    almostemilyjane.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you so much ! I've already joined IFTTT!
    www.coolallure.com

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  8. thank you so much, this is very helpful Lily! :)

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  9. These are really helpful thank you! :)

    Julie

    Julaayy.blogspot.com

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  10. i honestly have no idea how to manage social media as a tiny little blogger girl and this one was really helpful. i think getting into that is really important to keep a blog growing and to create an audience.
    xx

    dornroeeschen.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow, great suggestions. Can you believe I didn't know any of these? definitely gonna try them out.

    X Malena
    www.Fashioncontainer.com

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  12. fab!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  13. This is so helpful! I've always wondered about IFTTT and it makes so much sense, esp. letting your instagrams be actual images on Twitter!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

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  14. This is such a helpful blog post! Thank you!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  15. Great post Lily! I was just wondering what cameras you use? Your pictures always look stunning! x

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  16. This is such a handy post, i'm definitely going to look into using some of these!

    www.yellowhats.net

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  17. This is so great. Thanks for the tip. I've scheduled my tweets using Hoot Suite too, which you didn't mention but I thought was worth noting :)
    http://louiseabenamensah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. great post! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  19. This is such a useful post for bloggers, I've already signed up to dlvr.it after reading this post!! I love it xx

    http://rachelspick.wordpress.com/

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  20. Nice blog post !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  21. This is such a helpful post! I'm definitely going to check these out :)

    Telina | Love, Telina

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  22. This is so helpful, I love posts like this! Thanks for sharing.

    http://oliviaericaryanxo.blogspot.com

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  23. this is so handy - buffer sounds great! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  24. Thanks for this post! It's super helpful and i will definitely be using a few of these :) x

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  25. Really helpful, thanks!

    http://beckiiee12.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Great helpful post for when I start again soon! Thanks :)

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  27. Really helpful post, thank you :). I use Hootsuite already but mainly for work purposes, but you're right, it could also be used for blog/personal reasons xo PolkaDotLemon

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  28. very helpful post , i love buffer its amazing :)
    Melissa | The Inked Blonde

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  29. Thanks for the tips! Really appreciate it :)

    http://www.laurelloves.com

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  30. This has been such a helpful post. Thanks lots :)

    Natasha x

    mood-box.blogspot.com

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  31. Exactly what I needed! Thanks for the tips! xx Following you now on Bloglovin' ^___^

    C:ndy | mazedays.blogspot.com

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  32. This was so helpful lily, I'm new to the blogging game and currently studying Digital Marketing too so all the tips help. Thanks :-)

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  33. Great post - that IFTTT tip is so helpful, thank you! It's been bugging me for a while that I can only send instagram links to twitter too!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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  34. Great tips
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  35. Really great tips, going to look into these now! Such a help for newer bloggers like myself :)

    Blog: Holly Sparkle | Shop: Sparkle Motion

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  36. SO HELPFUL!! THANKS!


    http://barsharon.wordpress.com/

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  37. These are such good tools :) great post!

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Such an interesting post! I'm definitely going to have a look into these
    T x
    www.abritishbunny.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Thanks for this post, especially when beginning to blog, there are so many things to worry about.

    I will try it right away.

    http://city-freude.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. This has been super helpful! Already signed up and using Buffer as soon as I read about it since I am so bad at remembering to use my Twitter account, haha. Would love to see more similar posts :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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  41. So useful!! I got 2 of them they are great!

    www.dilarakoseler.com

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  42. Hey Lily, I'm Dan Spicer - Community Manager at HootSuite here in the UK, thanks so much for recommending us!

    Thought I'd also give you a quick heads up as we've recently launched our new HootLet feature (http://www.hootlet.com/) which should hopefully help you save even more time when managing and scheduling your content.

    It's a Google Chrome extension which lets you schedule (and auto-schedule) content right out of your browser as well as quickly and easily share content to any of your social networks from anywhere around the web including blogs, Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest.

    Let me know what you think if you get a chance :)

    Thanks!
    Dan

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  43. Thanks for the tips :) Love the sound of IFIT and am heading over there now. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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