Friday, November 23, 2012

Buffer: Why you should be using it

My discovery of Buffer has changed my blogging life. This application that makes it easy for you to schedule and share your social media updates. It means you no longer need to be online 24 hours a day to have an online presence 24 hours a day.

I use it to schedule and share my tweets over the day and night. This means my tweets can be going out while I am sleeping, writing, eating or hanging out with the family.

Scheduling tweets
Set up your tweeting schedule in Buffer. I have scheduled six tweets each day. Two of these are in the wee hours of the night for my overseas readers. Each morning I use my computer to top up the tweets.
Scheduling facebook updates
Buffer is not just for twitter

Analytics
Buffer has inbuilt analytics. This is a great way to see how effective a piece you posted was (or wasn't)
It's Free
Well, it's free up to a certain point. Once you start managing multiple accounts, then you may need to upgrade and pay a small monthly fee.

I still like to go onto Twitter during the day to read, comment and retweet, but I save time because I don't have to worried about sharing my own posts.

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip Rachel. I knew about buffer, but it's one of those things that I've been procrastinating about for some reason.
    It will be really helpful for posting tweets for my international readers!

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    1. I had delayed this one for a while but it's so easy and worth using. It would be perfect for you.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Rach, very timely info for me off to have a look now

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  3. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like something i need to sign up to. :)

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    1. I find it fantastic. Great for time management.

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  4. Use and very much love Buffer. I upgraded and pay $10 a month to be able to schedule in advance while away. x

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    1. I haven't had to schedule that far ahead. I am only do a day at a time. I am not that organised yet :)

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  5. I've never heard of it, but now I have thanks to you! I'm so glad you wrote about it. I always wondered how people had the time to be constantly writing updates on social media, and thinking I'm just obviously not managing my time as well as others!
    Cheers Rachel! :)
    xx

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  6. Thanks Rachel - sounds like I need to get it!

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    1. You won't know how you lived without it :)

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  7. never heard of them and will check them out.

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  8. I hadn't heard of buffer. I use (and have used) Tweetdeck, Hootsuite and Twitterific but not Buffer.

    Thanks for the tip as I'm always looking for new options.

    Deb

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    1. I haven't used the others but I love this one.

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  9. I was using Buffer, but got out the routine of doing it... I must get back into using it again.

    Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. I love it, because I can set it up and then walk away for the day. Rxx

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