May 24, 2011

Business Tip Tuesday-How to Publish Your Blog Automatically to Twitter Via Feedburner

Okay, so admittedly I am not a "techie." I don't own a blackberry, an iPad, or even a smart phone-so I tend to be a little behind on the latest tech movements.Quite by accident, I discovered that I could link Feedburner to Twitter so that it will automatically update Twitter each time I blog saving me a step (and I am all about saving time.) So, I thought I would share this with you too in case you're like me, and didn't know you could do this. (These directions are given under assumption that you have Feedburner already activated for your blog.)

1) Sign in on  your Google Account
2) Go to My Account
3) Under the My Products heading select Feedburner
4) When Feedburner opens up you will see your Google accounts listed under the red line that says "Feed Title" and  "Subscribers"
5) Select the account associated with the blog you want to activate
6) This will take you to a page with 5 tabs at the top - select the Publicize tab.
7) Under the Services heading to the left of the page select Socialize
8) After you click on Socialize - a Select Account box will appear on the right - click on the Add Twitter Account button.
9) You will then be taken to a page that says "Authorize Google to Use Your Account" enter your Username or e-mail and Password for the Twitter Account you would like associated with your blog - and viola! your done.

Oops!my blog post didn't feed - although I show my account to be successfully set up. I will look into it and let you all know where the hitch is in case you run into the same problem. Or if you have an idea what might be up with this - pop on down to the comments and let me know. :D

Okay, so I think the problem is solved - I had two blogs and a website with Feedburner - it appears that initially the incorrect blog was selected, and after getting rid of the obsolete blog and website and reactivating the Twitter account -  all is well. It also seems that it takes a bit for Feedburner to publish a post initially.


Amy Warden said...

Very cool! My blog posts get posted to twitter from facebook. There are so many ways to socialize these days! By the way, did you know that your twitter account is protected? I sent a request to follow you, but haven't been accepted yet.