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Connecting your Blog to Twitter

Bloggers like to think they are not talking to themselves. Some of us actually are though. The last posting showed how connect with a network you probably have already established through facebook. This posting will show you how to connect with your network in Twitter (if you have one – most of us don’t) and also offer some advice on building a network on Twitter.

There a lot of people on Twitter and it has had an incredible amount of press coverage. Lately the service has been barraged with denial of service attacks but hopefully it will figure a way out of it or the attack will subside. Twitter is great venue from which to build an audience from people who we do not know yet but whose interests may intersect with ours. Also realize a number of people are using twitter to do searches of connect as it is generated – a real time search if you would have it. When you post your blog it may take search engines like Technocrati or Google Blogsearch a while to index your blog but with Twitter, as soon as you tweet, your message is indexed and searchers can find your tweet using keywords you used.

The method for communicating in Twitter is through short and direct messages less than 140 characters. So imagine it like the 5 second commercial to generate interest in your blog. So you have to tailor your messages carefully making sure to include keywords that people may use to find content that matches yours. You can do this manually and you can automate this task. Use a desktop client like twhirl to tweet manually and use twitterfeed.com to automatically tweet whenever you publish an entry on your blog.

It’s very easy….here is how to setup your blog to automatically generate a tweet on twitter.

  1. Go to www.twitterfeed.com
  2. Click on Register Now
    1. All you need to register is an email address
  3. Next setup your “Feed” – This is what the setup screen looks like:

  1. When you click on Connect your feed to your Twitter Account you are directed to your twitter.com logon to allow twitterfeed to connect to your Twitter account.
    1. Sign in and click Allow

  1. Give your feed a name – you can set up multiple feeds through twitterfeed so give a name to indentify this one
    1. If you have more than one blog this feature is helpful
    2. Also you can have comments made on your blog feed back to your twitter account.
  2. Next type in your RSS Feed URL
    1. My blog’s URL is https://entelectul.wordpress.com/
    2. My blog’s RSS Feed URL is https://entelectul.wordpress.com/feed/atom
  3. You can mess around with the Advanced Settings but since this a ‘basics’ tutorial I am not going to go into it.
  4. Click Create Feed and you are done!
    1. Please note that when you add feeds, it takes Twitterfeed about an hour to initially process them. However once that’s done your feeds should be published within minutes from then on.
      Once your feeds are up and running, your dashboard will show you stats on how many people have clicked on each post. You’ll be able to compare posts and see just how Twitterfeed is helping to build your traffic.
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  1. August 16, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for the insight!

  2. August 16, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Its must thing to use twitterfeed to post their blog feeds to twitter, always will be helpful when blogger not active in twitter.

  3. August 16, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Nice post!I didn’t think it would be that easy.

  1. August 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm
  2. August 24, 2009 at 9:46 am
  3. August 25, 2009 at 6:35 am

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