Wondering how to publish your post links to social media automatically? Writing and publishing a new post is just half the battle. Once you have done that, you need to get the word out that the post exists. While you no doubt have those loyal readers who are subscribed to alerts, even big fans often do not use subscription services anymore; instead, they follow social media pages and wait for you to let them know.
Of course, updating each social media platform individually can take a big chunk of time out of your day. So what should you do? Look into ways to automatically publish your post links to social media. Below are a few ways to try.
Chances are you already have the Jetpack plugin, so you might as well utilize this aspect of it. With this, you can share to several of the top social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Tumblr. It is incredibly easy to setup and you can change the settings at any time.
This plugin is limited to just Facebook and Twitter. However, if you keep your social media presence simple, this is a great option. It isn’t as easy to set up as Jetpack, but it does allow you to send a customized message with each post, making things feel more personal. It also allows you to use Bit.ly to better keep track of your links.
The option above was ideal for those with minimal social media presence. This option is for the opposite: those who have a profile everywhere they can. With this, you can automatically share to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Delicious, Diigo, Tumblr, Foursquare, and other, smaller platforms. However, its best feature is that you can post a unique message to each platform, allowing you to utilize best practices for each.
Do you have a plugin, app, or service you like for automatically publishing to social media? We want to hear about it.